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Metrics : what counts in global health

Author: Vincanne Adams
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016. ©2016
Series: Critical global health.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The contributors to Metrics use ethnographic evidence from around the globe to evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and the consequences of applying metrics to global health. Now the standard in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Metrics.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015033349
(OCoLC)908990424
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vincanne Adams
ISBN: 9780822374480 082237448X
OCLC Number: 933302937
Description: 1 online resource (258 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Metrics of the global sovereign : numbers and stories in global health / Vincanne Adams --
Estimating death : a close reading of maternal mortality metrics in Malawi / Claire L. Wendland --
The politics of monitoring maternal mortality in Nigeria / Adeola Oni-Orisan --
The power of data : global malaria governance and the Senegalese data retention strike / Marlee Tichenor --
Native sovereignty by the numbers : the metrics of Yupik behavioral health programs / Molly Hales --
Metrics and market logics in global health / Susan Erikson --
When good works count / Lily Walkover --
When numbers and stories collide : randomized controlled trials and the search for ethnographic fidelity in the Veterans Administration / Carolyn Smith-Morris --
The tyranny of the widget : an American medical aid organization's struggles with quantification / Pierre Minn --
Epilogue: What counts in good global health? / Vincanne Adams.
Series Title: Critical global health.
Responsibility: Vincanne Adams, editor.

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