Health, Economic Development and Household Poverty: From Understanding to Action

1st Edition

Sara Bennett, Lucy Gilson, Anne Mills

Published October 2, 2009
Reference - 280 Pages - 23 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415493741 - CAT# Y100892
Series: Routledge International Studies in Health Economics

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Accessible and edited by authors based at a top institution, this book provides readers with an excellent summary in an easy-to-read style of this burgeoning field of research.

In this volume Bennett, Gilson and Mills have gathered together essays written by academics and experts in the fields of health policy and economic development, each underscoring the need for political commitment to meet the needs of the poor and the development of strategies to build this commitment, covering:

  • evidence regarding the links between health, economic development and household poverty
  • evidence on the extent to which health care systems address the needs of the poor and the near poor
  • innovative measures to make health care interventions widely available to the poor.

Current and topical, this book is of great relevance to policy makers and practitioners in the field of international health and development and researchers engaged with global health and poverty as well as being ideal reading for students of international health and development.


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