Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy: Field Experiences in International Relations, Security, and Public Health Epidemics fills real-world gaps in training for those destined to work on health and health systems in challenging, resource-deprived environments. Key topics include global health programs and individual adaptability for developing country settings, the interface between different actors in the global health diplomacy realm (e.g. ambassadors, embassies and the military), the ethical and economic implications of global health diplomacy at the service delivery level, the definition and illustration of the ‘smart global health’ paradigm, and the essential elements for individuals and organizations to design and deliver advances in international relations and altruism. This book provides an accessible, practical resource on advanced aspects of global health program design and delivery for global health practitioners and other international staff working on public health initiatives and programs in developing countries. Offers an innovative, accessible field guide for global health workers in diplomatic aspects of their work Provides helpful insight on how to resolve ethical dilemmas in global health (e.g. resource allocation decisions) Maintains a high level of focus on advanced aspects of global health program design and delivery
The world’s problems are indeed world problems: social and environmental crises, global trade and politics, and major epidemics are making public health a pressing global concern. From this constantly changing scenario, global health diplomacy has evolved, at the intersection of public health, international relations, law, economics, and management—a new discipline with transformative potential. Global Health Diplomacy situates this concept firmly within the human rights dialogue and provides a solid framework for understanding global health issues and their negotiation. This up-to-the-minute guide sets out defining principles and the current agenda of the field, and examines key relationships such as between trade and health diplomacy, and between global health and environmental issues. The processes of global governance are detailed as the UN, WHO, and other multinational actors work to address health inequalities among the world’s peoples. And to ensure maximum usefulness, the text includes plentiful examples, discussion questions, reading lists, and a glossary. Featured topics include: The legal basis of global health agreements and negotiations. Global public goods as a foundation for global health diplomacy. Global health: a human security perspective. Health issues and foreign policy at the UN. National strategies for global health. South-south cooperation and other new models of development. A volume of immediate utility with a potent vision for the future, Global Health Diplomacy is an essential text for public health experts and diplomats as well as schools of public health and international affairs.
It was like a scene out of a thriller: one night in April 2012, China’s most famous political activist—a blind, self-taught lawyer—climbed over the wall of his heavily guarded home and escaped. For days, his whereabouts remained unknown; after he turned up at the American embassy in Beijing, a furious round of high-level negotiations finally led to his release and a new life in the United States. Chen Guangcheng is a unique figure on the world stage, but his story is even more remarkable than we knew. The son of a poor farmer in rural China, blinded by illness when he was an infant, Chen was fortunate to survive a difficult childhood. But despite his disability, he was determined to educate himself and fight for the rights of his country’s poor, especially a legion of women who had endured forced sterilizations under the hated “one child” policy. Repeatedly harassed, beaten, and imprisoned by Chinese authorities, Chen was ultimately placed under house arrest. After a year of fruitless protest and increasing danger, he evaded his captors and fled to freedom. Both a riveting memoir and a revealing portrait of modern China, this passionate book tells the story of a man who has never accepted limits and always believed in the power of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle.
In late 2012, the CSIS Global Health Policy Center organized a working group to analyze the opportunities for global health diplomacy in Barack Obama’s second term. This volume presents those analyses. Taken together, the studies show that the world of global health diplomacy is quite dynamic at the moment, with new partners setting trends while traditional actors are reconfiguring their views and practices.
Cassie Komsky, a widow, leaves her home in Manasquan, NJ for a mid-year teaching job on the other side of the state, hoping to finally put behind cataclysmic memories of her husband, Brian, a Marine, who was blown apart when the Marine barracks in Lebanon were bombed.Her first day of class, she comes face to face with Samir, a student who has not spoken since his first day in September. Through Guidance, Cassie learns her life and Samir's are inextricably linked - his parents were killed when the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon was bombed.As she teaches Shakespeare's plays, "Hamlet" and "Othello," the themes of love and hatred, trust and betrayal, leap off the pages into Cassie's and Samir's lives, destroying the new life Cassie had hoped to find and destroying the beauty and love Samir finds with Rachel.Hatred and devastation not only destroyed their lives through wars, hatred, and conquest in the Middle East, but have transported themselves to this sleepy little suburb near Princeton, to destroy their lives here as well."Barefoot to Palestine" is a tragedy of epic proportions. Historical fiction set in 1987, it defies setting; it defies time, and shows how the universality of man's darker side manifests itself in anyone who lets jealousy and hatred transcend love and humanity.
|Author||: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson|
|Publisher||: Mendon Cottage Books|
|Release Date||: 2015-09-06|
|ISBN 10||: 131176769X|
|Pages||: 58 pages|
Table of Contents Introduction Design of Your Feet Proper Footwear Problems Due to High Heels Noticed the high heels? Health Concerns about Wearing High Heels Back, Knee, Shoulder and Foot Pain Heel Problems Foot Problems Bunions and Bursitis Corns and Calluses Athlete’s Foot Ingrown Toenails Back Pain Achilles Tendinitis Claw Toes Morton’s Neuroma Tips for Buying Proper Footwear Natural Footcare Oatmeal Scrub Healing Cracked Heels Softening Soles Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Our feet to have supported and carried us all our lives walking an average of 70,000 miles in the process! This book is going to tell you all about how to take care of your feet, common problems, and feet care. Did you know that your feet are the key to the rest of your body? Unfortunately, we have a tendency of neglecting our feet, although we may spend thousands in beautifying the rest of our body. However, the poor feet are just given a cursory pedicure and massage. And that is that, we are done with them. The ancient Egyptians, Chinese and Indians observed that the tension in any part of the foot would be capable of mirroring tension in a corresponding part of the body.
Volume 1 of the Barefoot With Jesus Trilogy is inspired by a true story. Abbey, an art student, dreams of a supernatural encounter with our Lord while unconscious from a car accident. Experience a personal relationship with Jesus and see biblical truth within this third edition of the 2007 novel. This newly edited text is easier to read without additional Scripture. Bible verses are between chapters and as Jesus teaches. The cover is redesigned with an illuminated Adirondacks summit profile photo of Rocky Mountain in Inlet, New York. This is a living testimony for everyone: Christians and all believers, and those who have no particular faith. Listen to Jesus as He speaks clearly to the heart of every dearly loved Reader. He is waiting with open arms. Are you ready?
For over a decade, Global Health Watch has been the definitive source for alternative analysis on health. This new edition addresses the key challenges facing governments and health practitioners today, within the context of rapid shifts in global governance mechanisms and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Like its predecessors, it challenges conventional wisdom while pioneering innovative new approaches to the field. Collaboratively written by academics and activists drawn from a variety of movements, research institutions and civil society groups, it covers some of the most pressing issues in world health, from the resurgence of epidemic diseases such as Ebola to the crisis in the WHO, climate change and the ‘war on drugs’. Combining rigorous analysis with practical policy suggestions, Global Health Watch 5 offers an accessible and compelling case for a radical new approach to health and healthcare across the world.
|Author||: Young-sun Hong|
|Publisher||: Cambridge University Press|
|Release Date||: 2015-03-05|
|ISBN 10||: 1107095573|
|Pages||: 439 pages|
This book examines global humanitarian efforts involving the two German states and Third World liberation movements during the Cold War.
Israel, Arab states, and the United States have been conducting and experiencing various kinds of containment in recent years, as part of confronting their external and/or internal enemies.
|Author||: Max Boot|
|Publisher||: Liveright Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2018-01-09|
|ISBN 10||: 0871409437|
|Pages||: 784 pages|
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (Biography) A New York Times bestseller, this “epic and elegant” biography (Wall Street Journal) profoundly recasts our understanding of the Vietnam War. Praised as a “superb scholarly achievement” (Foreign Policy), The Road Not Taken confirms Max Boot’s role as a “master chronicler” (Washington Times) of American military affairs. Through dozens of interviews and never-before-seen documents, Boot rescues Edward Lansdale (1908–1987) from historical ignominy to “restore a sense of proportion” to this “political Svengali, or ‘Lawrence of Asia’ ”(The New Yorker). Boot demonstrates how Lansdale, the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene’s The Quiet American, pioneered a “hearts and minds” diplomacy, first in the Philippines and then in Vietnam. Bringing a tragic complexity to Lansdale and a nuanced analysis to his visionary foreign policy, Boot suggests Vietnam could have been different had we only listened. With contemporary reverberations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria, The Road Not Taken is a “judicious and absorbing” (New York Times Book Review) biography of lasting historical consequence.
Recently vilified as the prime dynamic driving home the breach between poor and rich nations, here the branding process is rehabilitated as a potential saviour of the economically underprivileged. Brand New Justice, now in a revised paperback edition, systematically analyses the success stories of the Top Thirteen nations, demonstrating that their wealth is based on the 'last mile' of the commercial process: buying raw materials and manufacturing cheaply in third world countries, these countries realise their lucrative profits by adding value through finishing, packaging and marketing and then selling the branded product on to the end-user at a hugely inflated price. The use of sophisticated global media techniques alongside a range of creative marketing activities are the lynchpins of this process. Applying his observations on economic history and the development and impact of global marketing, Anholt presents a cogent plan for developing nations to benefit from globalization. So long the helpless victim of capitalist trading systems, he shows that they can cross the divide and graduate from supplier nation to producer nation. Branding native produce on a global scale, making a commercial virtue out of perceived authenticity and otherness and fully capitalising on the 'last mile' benefits are key to this graduation and fundamental to forging a new global economic balance. Anholt argues with a forceful logic, but also backs his hypothesis with enticing glimpses of this process actually beginning to take place. Examining activities in India, Thailand, Russia and Africa among others, he shows the risks, challenges and pressures inherent in 'turning the tide', but above all he demonstrates the very real possibility of enlightened capitalism working as a force for good in global terms.
|Author||: Union of International Associations|
|Publisher||: De Gruyter Saur|
|Release Date||: 1994|
|ISBN 10||: 9783598112270|
|Pages||: 976 pages|
The destruction of wildlife habitats ... organized crime ... AIDS ... illiteracy ... acid rain -- these are among the 130,000 topics documented and discussed in the new edition of the Encyclopedia. But its truly unique goal is to present this complex set of issues in ways that facilitate an organized response. To this end, the book also focuses on the complex relationship between problems and society's own ideological relationship with these problems. How do human priorities and perceptions aggravate or enable problems? What are the established and alternative responses? The Encyclopedia contains over 158,000 cross-references between entries, an extensive 91,000 practical key term index, bibliographies, and full cross-referencing to the Yearbook of International Organizations. For anyone concerned with the world community, here are the means to explore and participate in today's most crucial endeavors. A new addition to the work, Volume 3, Action -- Strategies -- Solutions, presents strategies for coping with world problems, with an emphasis on vicious self-sustaining cycles of problems.
|Author||: Philip Taylor|
|Release Date||: 2002-11-01|
|ISBN 10||: 1134818068|
|Pages||: 272 pages|
In Global Communications, International Affairs and the Media since 1945 , Philip M. Taylor traces the increased involvement of the media in issues of peace and especially war from the nineteenth century to the present day. He analyzes the nature, role and impact of communications within the international arena since 1945 and how communications interacts with foreign policy in practice rather than in theory. Using studies which include the Gul War and Vietnam, Taylor details the contemporary problems reporting while at the same time providing a comprehensive historical context.
In 1996 a baby dwarf marmoset, later baptized Callibella humilis, was delivered to the author''s doorstep. He could not have guessed that this moment would trigger a series of discoveries of unique, not yet identified animals and plants from the Brazilian Amazon. The indisputable existence of the second smallest monkey in the world somewhere out there in the vast Amazon Basin took the scepsis away from the scientist, convinced as Van Roosmalen was that discovering new primates at the turn of the 20th century would be really impossible. Describing mammals new to science is widely considered a privilege reserved to the great naturalists of the 18th and 19th centuries. Van Roosmalen''s odyssey in search of the land of the Callibella revealed a river basin never visited before by naturalists, which was teeming with not yet described living things. A biological "terra incognita" that turned into a naturalist''s el dorado. This book includes, among other amazing Amazonian stories, an account of Van Roosmalen''s encounters with large-bodied, apparently overlooked creatures new to science that live up in the canopy, on the forest floor, as well as in the water of this Lost World the Rio Aripuana Basin. Here, we mention at least ten more big monkeys, giant peccary, fair brocket deer, dwarf tapir, dwarf manatee, a third freshwater dolphin cf. Pontoporia, giant paca, fair tree squirrel, pair-living red coati, red-coated tayra, Van Roosmalen''s dwarf porcupine and hundreds of unknown trees and vines. In his account "Monkeys of the Amazon" (1854), Alfred Wallace based his evolutionary ideas on observations made during his long stay in the Amazon. In his river-barrier hypothesis he considered the Amazon Basin a huge freshwater archipelago in which the main rivers act as barriers to genetic drift. Through genetic isolation they provoke speciation. On his travels through the Amazon to study its biodiversity, Van Roosmalen noticed how right Wallace was 150 years ago and how well his hypothesis applies to the evolution and phylo-geography of living beings in the Amazon. He explains why it represents by far the highest biodiversity on Earth. Island bio-geography as defined for oceanic archipelagos can be perfectly applied to the interfluves of major rivers in the Amazon. Flying for hours over the never-ending sea of tree tops, people may think that the Amazon rain forest is just one ''sea of broccoli'', all the same. But the over 100,000 plant species and millions of animal species (incl. insects) are not at all evenly spread across the Amazon. If so, this ecosystem would not contain the highest biodiversity on the planet. In this book it is explained for by a combination of factors: the tropical climate, the overall poor-nutrient soils on which the rain forest grows and has evolved over more than 70 million years, its unique geophysical history, its utterly complex mosaic of vegetation types, and the insulation caused by hundreds of rivers of three different water types together with their extensive floodplains. The latter do act as strong geographical barriers that prevent animals and plants to cross over from one interfluve to the other.Van Roosmalen''s research confronted him with difficulties to lay one''s hand on biological material without having to kill specimens to put in a museum. Political obstacles lay on his path, such as to collect and transport holotype material of new plants and animals for DNA analysis in a lab abroad. Unfortunately, time runs out. All these creatures are found at the verge of extinction. They all need their living space -the ancient Amazon rain forest- rigidly protected by law.Van Roosmalen ''s popular-scientific book "Barefoot through the Amazon", a textbook on Amazon Rainforest Ecology and Biodiversity, will hopefully attract national and international public awareness. And draw attention to some of the most special and poorest known hotspots of biodiversity in the entire Amazon. They urgently need our protection!
"This book is about the most dramatic religion story of the early 21st century, yet one that most people in the West have little idea is even happening: The global war on Christians," writes John Allen. "We're not talking about a metaphorical 'war on religion' in Europe and the United States, fought on symbolic terrain such as whether it's okay to erect a nativity set on the courthouse steps, but a rising tide of legal oppression, social harassment and direct physical violence, with Christians as its leading victims. However counter-intuitive it may seem in light of popular stereotypes of Christianity as a powerful and sometimes oppressive social force, Christians today indisputably form the most persecuted religious body on the planet, and too often its new martyrs suffer in silence." This book looks to shatter that silence. From Iraq and Egypt to Sudan and Nigeria, from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, Christians in the early 21st century are the world's most persecuted religious group. According to the secular International Society for Human Rights, 80 percent of violations of religious freedom in the world today are directed against Christians. In effect, our era is witnessing the rise of a new generation of martyrs. Underlying the global war on Christians is the demographic reality that more than two-thirds of the world's 2.3 billion Christians now live outside the West, often as a beleaguered minority up against a hostile majority-- whether it's Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, Hindu radicalism in India, or state-imposed atheism in China and North Korea. In Europe and North America, Christians face political and legal challenges to religious freedom. Allen exposes the deadly threats and offers investigative insight into what is and can be done to stop these atrocities.-back of book.
|Author||: Duncan Dobie|
|Release Date||: 2016-12|
|ISBN 10||: 9781681840932|
|Pages||: 329 pages|