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From Health Care To Healthy

RRP $13.19

If you are an average American, the majority of what you put into your mind and body each day is causing you to become acidic. Most Americans are acidic and do not know it until it strikes in the form of conditions such as Heart disease, Arthritis, Gastro problems or Cancer. This small book reveals "causes" and the remedies for the acidic condition. Our Health-Care system is a system based on treating the effects of illness, not the causes of illness. The Author shares his journey along with the solutions he found to regaining his own health. This book is for anyone who is ready to move from illness to wellness. This book is for people who like the Author have decided to take 100% responsibility for their health and understand that addressing the cause of illness is the answer, not treating the effects or symptoms. Let this book be your first step in stopping the spiral downward of your health to that of feeling better every-day. It can be done and you can do it !


Understanding The Global Dimensions Of Health

RRP $299.99

"Health is not escaping the current bulldozer of 'globalization, ' with its attendant benefits, errors, complications, and unknowns. Economic, social, political, environmental, behavioural, and even transcendental factors are being perceived as shaping the increasingly borderless world order, and societal structures, including the health professional, are finding themselves ill prepared for the changes...This book is an attempt to understand, explain and if possible act on the transformations....It is highly recommended as a welcome collection of level-headed analyses of the current confused transmutations in disease theory and health action" (Journal of Humanitarian Medicine, vol. IV, no. 4, October-December 2004).

"With a free spirit, the authors examine the bioethical, socio-political and scientific aspects of health" (World Health Organization Quarterly News, October-December 2005).

Health is a basic human right. But as our planet grows smaller, the number of people without even minimal care continues to rise. Understanding the Global Dimensions of Health brings into sharp focus the ethics and multiple questions involved in keeping the world in optimal health - and identifies the massive tasks that lie ahead.

Twenty-one internationally known contributors examine the bioethical, sociopolitical and scientific aspects of health, epidemics, aging populations, the double burden of disease, food safety, and other major health concerns of well-being at the international level. Because exporting health care expertise abroad entails more than merely translating what we know, they meet the controversies head-on:

- Are health technologies wisely used?
- Can today's medicine coexist with traditional views and cultural practices?
- Will the configuration of health resources change as people live longer?
- Why are pandemics not controlled better?
- Who wins when health systems clash with sociopolitical systems?
- Does globalization necessarily mean the westernization and homogenization of care?

Fast changing conditions and recent catastrophic events demand answers to these and similar vital questions. The authors of Understanding the Global Dimensions of Health balance realism, optimism and social conscience in their coverage so health professionals, policymakers and leaders can address them - locally as well as globally.


Public-private Partnerships In Health Care In India

RRP $287.99

Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private sector in developing countries is tapped to deliver health care services to poor and under-served sections of society through collaborative arrangements with the government. Having emerged as a key reform initiative, aspects of public-private partnership are examined such as the genesis of private sector partnerships, the ways in which the private sector is encouraged to deliver public health services, and the models and formats that make such partnerships possible.

Based on in-depth case studies from different states of India and drawing on experiences in other countries, the authors analyse challenges, opportunities and benefits of implementing public-private partnerships and explore whether partnership with the private sector can be designed to deliver health care services to the poor as well as the consequences for beneficiaries.

This book will be of interest to scholars of public policy and development administration, health policy and development economics as well as South Asian Studies.



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