‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ reviewed by Dr Megan Wainwright.

‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams (Duke University Press, 2016). Metrics: What Counts in Global Health is a collection of ethnographic case studies of the process, effects and limitations of quantifying global health interventions and outcomes. Metrics here refer to the mathematical approaches and tools that quantify the implementation and outcomes Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health’ by Susanna Trnka.

We are delighted to offer One Blue Child: Asthma, Responsibility, and the Politics of Global Health (Trnka, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Stanford University Press.  Radical changes in our understanding of health and healthcare are reshaping twenty-first-century personhood. In the last Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis’ by Kathryn Lougheed.

We are delighted to offer Catching Breath: The Making and Unmaking of Tuberculosis (Lougheed, 2017) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Further information about the themes under study can be found at Bloomsbury.  Tuberculosis has twisted through the millennia hand-in-hand with humanity, leaving its marks on our culture, our history and our DNA, from Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries’ by Clare Herrick and David Reubi

We are looking for a social scientist to review Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries (Herrick and Reubi, 2017). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Routledge.  To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However, the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia’ by Jean Hunleth.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Children as Caregivers: The Global Fight against Tuberculosis and HIV in Zambia (Hunleth, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at Rutgers University Press.  In Zambia, due to the rise of tuberculosis and the closely connected HIV epidemic, a large number of children have experienced the illness Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda’ by Shari Dworkin, Monica Gandhi, and Paige Passano.

We are looking for a social scientist to review Women’s Empowerment and Global Health: A Twenty-First Century Agenda (Dworkin, Gandhi, and Passano, 2016). Further information about the themes under study can be found at University of California Press.  What is women’s empowerment, and how and why does it matter for women’s health? These are questions that the University of Read the full article…

Call for Review: ‘The Lives of Community Health Workers: Local Labour and Global Health in Urban Ethiopia’ by Kenneth Maes

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘The Lives of Community Health Workers’ by Kenneth Maes (2017) for review.  This book explores the central role of community health workers in global health programmes using the context of Ethiopia, and further information about the themes under study can be found at Routledge. Expressions of interest are particularly welcome from Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams

The Centre for Medical Humanities is delighted to offer ‘Metrics: What Counts in Global Health’ edited by Vincanne Adams (Duke University Press, 2016) for review. Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This volume’s contributors evaluate the accomplishments, limits, and consequences of using quantitative metrics in global health. Whether analyzing maternal mortality rates, the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies in the Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds’ edited by Kate Hampshire and Bob Simpson

We are pleased to offer for review ‘Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Third Phase: Global Encounters and Emerging Moral Worlds‘ edited by Kate Hampshire & Bob Simpson (Berghahn Book, 2015). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. Following the birth of the first “test-tube baby” in 1978, Assisted Reproductive Technologies became available to a Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa’ by William H. Schneider

We are pleased to offer for review ‘The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa‘ by William H. Schneider (Ohio University Press, 2013). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in Read the full article…