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Building Partnerships in the Americas
A Guide for Global Health Workers
Margo J. Krasnoff, MD, ed.

Geisel Series in Global Health and Medicine

2013 • 304 pp. 1 map, 4 tables 6 1/8 x 9 1/4"
Medicine & Public Health / Sociology of Disease & Health Issues / Central America

$29.95 Paperback, 978-1-61168-420-9
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-444-5

$26.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-409-4

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(Hardcover is un-jacketed.
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“Each chapter provides an excellent general account of a country’s cultural, sociopolitical, geographical, and historical context of disease as well as information on the country’s health system . . . . A must read for anyone interested in volunteer work in the seven Central American and Caribbean countries highlighted here. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice

A historical, cultural, and medical guide for those planning to do health-related work in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

Students and health practitioners traveling abroad seek insightful, culturally relevant background material to orient them to the environment in which they will be living and working. No single book currently provides this contextual background and global health perspective.

These essays emphasize building partnerships and were written by United States medical and dental professionals, in collaboration with social scientists and Latin American medical personnel. The authors provide the historical, political, and cultural background for contemporary health care challenges, especially related to poverty. Combining personal insights with broader discussion of country contexts, this volume serves as an essential guide for anyone—from medical professionals to undergraduate students—heading to Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean to do health care–related work.

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Reviews / Endorsements:

“This book answers a great, and until now unmet, need. For all those who ask what to read before going to work in these settings, Building Partnerships in the Americas is the answer. It’s sure to become the go-to volume for those deeply engaged in such work.” —Paul Farmer, MD, Harvard University, Partners in Health

“This remarkable book is required reading for anyone interested in the reality of health work in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. It conveys truly essential information and does so with the humility and humane commitment to service and social justice that true solidarity demands.”—Paul H. Wise, MD, MPH, Stanford University

“This book teaches the importance of delivering healthcare in the cultural, political, and historical context in which it is immersed. Building Partnerships in the Americas should be required reading for anyone contemplating health-related work in Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean.”—Charlie Clements, MD, MPH, Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard Kennedy School

“A one-stop source of information and inspiration for health and development workers that provides a thoughtful and heartfelt look at the intersection of politics, people, history, and health, grounded in a commitment to justice and health for all.” —Valerie Miller, Just Associates

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MARGO J. KRASNOFF, MD, was associate professor of medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and had extensive health-related experience in Nicaragua.

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