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Title Globalization and health inequities in Latin America / Ligia Malagón de Salazar, Roberto Carlos Luján Villar editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]
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Contents Intro; Preface; Book Presentation; Acknowledgment; Contents; Contributors; Part I: Introduction; Chapter 1: Equity, Globalization, and Health; Introduction; The Pursuit of Social Equity: A Pending and Unstoppable Purpose; Equity Meanings; Social and Health Inequalities: A Value Judgment; References; Chapter 2: Global Response to Social and Health Inequities; Global Response to Social and Health Inequities; Improving Income and Health Outcomes; Extreme Poverty Eradication in Latin American and Caribbean Countries; Millennium Development Goals; Sustainable Development Objectives; Global Health
Potential Impact of Globalization on Strategies Aimed at Reducing Health InequitiesNeoliberal Economic Policies: Impact on Health; The Concept; The Requirements; Intersectoral Management; Governance and Balance of Power Relationships Among Key Actors; Social Structures and Health Systems; Appendix; References; Further Reading; Part II: Latin American Experiences; Chapter 4: REDLACPROMSA: Latin American and Caribbean Network of Health Promotion Managers; Background and Justification; Network Aims and Objectives; Method of Work; Organization of the Network; Activities Carried Out
Social Mobilization and Vulnerable Territories in Contexts of Zika and Other Diseases: Experience ReportsCommunity Surveillance to Strengthen Social Mobilization to Tackle the Triple Epidemics of Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya: An Ongoing Proposal in the State of Minas Gerais; Final Considerations; References; Bibliography; Chapter 6: Health Promoting Schools: Implementation Challenges, Barriers, and Lessons from a Case Study; Introduction; Methodological Approach; Results; Process Evaluation; The Challenge of Information Collection and Interpretation; Different Expectations
Strengths and WeaknessesFinal Remarks; Appendix A; Appendix B; Outline Placeholder; References; Chapter 5: Denaturalizing "Long-Lasting Endemic Diseases": Social Mobilization in the Context of Arboviral Diseases in Brazil; Context; The Territory as Locus of Social Mobilization; Territory and Social Participation in Facing Health Problems; Social Identity and Territory: Structuring Elements in Social Mobilization; Health Territorialization for Social Mobilization; Communication for Social Mobilization
Urban Health and Healthy Cities MovementTheoretical Approaches and Strategies to Reduce Health Inequities; Universal Coverage Through Primary Health Care; Health Promotion: A Sociopolitical Approach; Health in All Policies: A Sociopolitical Approach at a Higher Level; Some Considerations for Reflection; Rebuilding the Practice as a Learning Tool to Strengthen Territorial Capacity to Increase the Feasibility, Effectiveness, and Impact of Interventions; Background; Appendix; References; Chapter 3: Main Challenges to Reduce Health Inequities in Latin America; Introduction
Summary This book critically analyses the influence of international policies and guidelines on the performance of interventions aimed at reducing health inequities in Latin America, with special emphasis on health promotion and health in all policies strategies. While the implementation of these interventions plays a key role in strengthening these countries' capacity to respond to current and future challenges, the urgency and pressures of cooperation and funding agencies to show results consistent with their own agendas not only hampers this goal, but also makes the territory invisible, hiding the real problems faced by most Latin American countries, diminishing the richness of local knowledge production, and hindering the development of relevant proposals that consider the territory's conditions and cultural identity. Departing from this general analysis, the authors search for answers to the following questions: Why, despite the importance of the theoretical advances r egarding actions to address social and health inequities, haven't Latin American countries been able to produce the expected results? Why do successful initiatives only take place within the framework of pilot projects? Why does the ideology of health promotion and health in all policies mainly permeate structures of the health sector, but not other sectors? Why are intersectoral actions conjunctural initiatives, which often fail to evolve into permanent practices? Based on an extensive literature review, case studies, personal experiences, and interviews with key informants in the region, Globalization and Health Inequities in Latin America presents a strategy that uses monitoring and evaluation practices for enhancing the capacity of Latin American and other low and middle-income countries to implement sustainable processes to foster inclusiveness, equity, social justice and human rights. &nb sp;
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Globalization -- Health aspects -- Latin America.
Public health -- Social aspects -- Latin America.
Form Electronic book
Author Luján Villar, Roberto Carlos, editor
Malagón de Salazar, Ligia, editor
ISBN 3319672916
3319672924 (electronic bk.)
9783319672922 (electronic bk.)