COVID-19 and global health systems

Topp, Stephanie M. (2022) COVID-19 and global health systems. In: Sims, Kearrin, Banks, Nicola, Engel, Susan, Hodge, Paul, Makuwira, Jonathan, Nakamura, Naohiro, Rigg, Jonathan, Salamanca, Albert, and Yeophantong, Pichamon, (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Global Development. Routledge International Handbooks . Routledge, Abingdon, UK, pp. 455-468.

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Abstract

This chapter situates the COVID-19 pandemic and responses to it within global public health systems. As a mixture of public health and social measures were implemented globally to slow the spread of the virus, economies and social interactions were curtailed to huge social and economic cost. Reinforcing existing and deeply entrenched social inequalities, the crisis highlighted the incapacity of health systems around the world to address inequality and highlighted the need for a radical rethink of the neoliberal institutions – including health systems – that underpin modern life. Building systems through a lens of social justice requires better focus on local, national, and global coordination and an explicit focus on addressing social and health inequalities.

Item ID: 72722
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-00-301765-3
Copyright Information: © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Kearrin Sims, Nicola Banks, Susan Engel, Paul Hodge, Jonathan Makuwira, Naohiro Nakamura, Jonathan Rigg, Albert Salamanca and Pichamon Yeophantong; individual chapters, the contributors.
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 00:47
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420311 Health systems @ 50%
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4206 Public health > 420699 Public health not elsewhere classified @ 20%
44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4404 Development studies > 440499 Development studies not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 20 HEALTH > 2002 Evaluation of health and support services > 200206 Health system performance (incl. effectiveness of programs) @ 50%
20 HEALTH > 2004 Public health (excl. specific population health) > 200406 Health protection and disaster response @ 30%
28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280123 Expanding knowledge in human society @ 20%
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