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Global Health : Geographical Connections - Anthony C. Gatrell

Global Health

Geographical Connections

By: Anthony C. Gatrell

Paperback | 7 September 2023

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Drawing on the latest research in health geography and a wide range of case studies from across the world, this comprehensive and authoritative study offers students an unrivalled analysis of the geographical connections of global health and the challenges they present for governance and treatment. Topics considered include health inequalities across countries, the governance of health by nation-states and international organizations, the incidence and spread of infectious disease, the links between air and water quality and health outcomes, and the health impacts of climate change.

The book considers how these different issues play out in a range of geographical settings across the world, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries, which are disproportionally affected. The book demonstrates the indispensable role of geographical processes operating across borders in understanding health worldwide and is an excellent resource for courses on health geography, global health, public health and development studies.

About the Author

Anthony C. Gatrell is Emeritus Professor of the Geography of Health at Lancaster University. His books include Geographies of Health (with Susan Elliott) (Third edition 2015). In 2006 he was awarded the RGS-IBG Murchison Prize for his contribution to the geography of health.
Industry Reviews

Global health as a state, object of critical analysis and multi-disciplinary realm of study cannot be dissociated from its geographies. Yet, geographers and geography as a discipline remain at the margins of the burgeoning global health field. With this detailed and insightful new text, Tony Gatrell makes a powerful and compelling case for the importance not only of geographers connecting with global health, but also for the field of global health to better connect with the geographical.

-- Clare Herrick, Professor of Geography and Global Health, King's College London

The book health and medical geographers have been waiting for. Beautifully illustrated and carefully worded by a master of the art and science of geography. A book to learn from, to use for teaching, and to widen your horizons.

-- Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford

At last, the book health geographers urgently need. The Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the significance of global thinking and action in maintaining good health and addressing health inequities. To achieve this, it is essential to comprehend the social, environmental, and political factors that transcend borders and operate across different geographical scales. With Global Health: Geographical Connections, Gatrell rises to this challenge and has delivered a text that is theoretically robust and empirically rich. Through a wide range of captivating case studies from various parts of the world, the book compellingly argues for the involvement of geographers in addressing global health concerns. Simultaneously, it urges global health scholars from other disciplines to recognize the indispensable role of geographical processes operating across borders in understanding health worldwide. Gatrell's book fills a crucial gap in the literature.

-- Jamie Pearce, Professor of Health Geography, University of Edinburgh

In Global Health: Geographical Connections, Anthony Gatrell undertakes the significant and important task of connecting the discipline of health geography to global health. Throughout this well-organized book, Gatrell draws on thoughtfully selected case studies to highlight key issues and emphasize important points. These cases truly help to illustrate the global connections introduced throughout. The succinctly articulated crosscutting themes Gatrell ends the book with will serve as a call to action for health geographers to engage with global health and advance the research and practice agendas.

-- Valorie Crooks, Canada Research Chair in Health Service Geographies, Simon Fraser University

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