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Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy

  • ID: 4858572
  • Book
  • December 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 254 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

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
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1. Blurring the Line
Global Health and Everything Else
2. Deep Waters
The Ethics of Smart Global Health
3. Shape Shifting
Adapting Global Health to Local Styles
4. Performance
Monitoring and Evaluating Smart Principles
5. Want a Revolution
Bringing Down Government Barriers
6. War and Peace
Smart Global Health as Military Substitute
7. Bare Feet
How to Do It Yourself
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Kevany, Sebastian
Dr. Sebastian Kevany has conducted over 100 epidemic response missions to Africa, the Middle East, the South Pacific, Eastern Europe, and Asia with a focus on monitoring and evaluation, health security, international relations, human rights, conflict resolution, diplomacy, and international governance. Sebastian holds BA and MA degrees from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland); an MPH degree from the University of Cape Town (South Africa); is a former adjunct assistant professor at Trinity College Dublin; is an affiliate of the University of California (USA); and holds a doctorate by life research from the University of Westminster (United Kingdom).
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