Global Health Inequalities

Global Health Inequalities

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This course explores contemporary global health issues from an anthropological perspective. We will examine health effects of economic collapse, disasters and socio-political changes in industrialized and developing countries. We also study the growing global health and humanitarian industries. Topics include in chronic and infectious diseases, environmental illnesses, pharmaceuticals, and the commerical traffic in tissues, organs and other bodily substances. This course will be of interest to students in anthropology and the social sciences, public health, International Studies, pre-med students and those who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees or professional careers in other health-related fields, including development and policy.


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