Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia: International Influences, Local Transformations

1st Edition

Liping Bu, Ka-che Yip

Routledge
Published October 27, 2017
Reference - 204 Pages
ISBN 9781138573765 - CAT# Y382465
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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Summary

This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows how international health standards were implemented, sometimes through the direct intervention of transnational organisations, and explores how indigenous traditions and local social and cultural concerns affected developments, with, in some cases, the construction of public health systems forming an important part of nation-building in post-war and post-independence countries. Throughout, the book relates developments in public health systems to people’s health, demographic changes, and economic and social reconstruction projects.

 

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