In Comrades in Health, Anne-Emanuelle Birn and Theodore M. Brown bring together a group of professionals and activists whose lives have been dedicated to international health. By presenting a combination of historical accounts and first-hand reflections, this collection aims to draw attention to the longstanding activities of progressive US health professionals and the lessons they brought home. Their involvement is presented against the background of foreign and domestic policy, social movements, and global politics.
Brilliantly connecting personal stories with cutting-edge scientific and medical information, Changing Planet, Changing Health takes readers around the world—to Mozambique, Honduras, the United States and beyond—on an eye-opening investigation of how climate change is affecting malaria, Lyme disease, cholera, asthma, and other health threats.
This collection presents a vibrant collection of stories from the front lines of birth activist communities. The personal has once more become political, and birth workers, supporters, and doulas now find themselves at the fore of collective struggles for freedom and dignity.
America’s leading midwife, Ina May Gaskin, reminds us that the way in which women become mothers is a women's rights issue. Birth Matters is a spirited manifesta that shows us how to trust women, value birth, and reconcile modern life with a process as old as our species.
In Abundance, Julia, a US medical doctor, flees her privileged life to deliver health care in African villages. Carl, also American, but with different experiences as a black man in the US, is an international NGO expat self-exiled in West Africa. The two come together as colleagues (and then more) as Liberia is convulsed in a brutal civil war.