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No more to spend : neglect and the construction of scarcity in Malawi's history of health care

Author: Luke Messac
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dismal spending on government health services is often considered a necessary consequence of a low per-capita GDP, but are poor patients in poor countries really fated to be denied the fruits of modern medicine? In many countries, officials speak of proper health care as a luxury, and convincing politicians to ensure citizens have access to quality health services is a constant struggle. Yet, in many of the poorest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Messac
ISBN: 0190066199 9780190066192
OCLC Number: 1130660494
Description: xix, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Luke Messac ;foreword by Paul Farmer.

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Using the political and medical history of Malawi as a fundamental example, Luke Messac explains relationship between a nation's political history and its approaches to health care.  Read more...

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Messac has created an engaging and lively study of how powerful people make scarcity look inevitable. By carefully examining how international and national policy has affected health care spending in Read more...

 
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