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Public health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cristiani Vieira Machado, Henri Jouval Jr, José Carvalho de Noronha and Mario Roberto Dal Poz

in Global Public Health

Second edition

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780199236626
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191724053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.007
 Public health in Latin America and the Caribbean

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This chapter discusses public health in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics covered include demographic changes, health status in the region, the environmental situation, public policies and health systems, functions of the health systems, and strategic areas of public intervention in health.

Keywords: public heath; Latin America; Caribbean; health policy; health system

Chapter.  7359 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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