9781442235359-1442235357-Healthcare Policy in Africa: Institutions and Politics from Colonialism to the Present

Healthcare Policy in Africa: Institutions and Politics from Colonialism to the Present

ISBN-13: 9781442235359
ISBN-10: 1442235357
Author: Gros, Jean-Germain
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 302 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781442235359
ISBN-10: 1442235357
Author: Gros, Jean-Germain
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback 302 pages

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Acknowledged authors Gros, Jean-Germain wrote Healthcare Policy in Africa: Institutions and Politics from Colonialism to the Present comprising 302 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1442235357 and 9781442235359. Since then Healthcare Policy in Africa: Institutions and Politics from Colonialism to the Present textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A comparative study of healthcare policy in Africa, the book explores the impact of historical institutions, multilateral organizations, and informal norms, such as, respectively, colonialism, the World Health Organization, and the Western-inspired biomedical approach to disease on health policy choices, implementation, and results in Africa. In addition, it examines the role of international philanthropy, such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Partners In Health, Doctors Without Borders, and the multitude of NGOs that pullulate the African healthcare landscape. The emphasis on these (f)actors, not to mention Cuban medical aid, clearly underscores the “globalization” of healthcare policy in Africa. The case studies of Botswana, Ghana, and Rwanda —three differently endowed countries economically that are also at varying stages of democratic rule— help to shed light on the influence of domestic political institutions and elite agency on healthcare policy processes across the continent.

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