Anthony C. Gatrell
Global Health: Geographical Connections offers students a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the key issues relating to global health. Written by a leading health geographer with an international reputation, the book offers a critical and rigorous analysis of contemporary challenges facing world health.
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 associations between air and water quality and human health; food (in)security and safety; 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. Covid-19, discussed throughout, has brought into sharp focus the geographical connections of global health and the challenges they present for governance and treatment.
The book is an excellent resource for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on health geography, global health, public health and development studies.
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.