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dc.contributor.authorMiamen, Alexander Giovanni
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-15T12:03:11Z
dash.embargo.terms2020-05-01
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2020-09-15
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.citationMiamen, Alexander Giovanni. 2018. The Liberian Health System: the Epitome of Inequality and a Burden of History. Master's thesis, Harvard Medical School.
dc.identifier.urihttps://nrs.harvard.edu/URN-3:HUL.INSTREPOS:37365182*
dc.description.abstractThe need for responsive and resilient health systems is undeniable. A health system is fundamentally an expression of citizenship. Moreover, currently observed health systems, in most parts of the world, and especially the Global South, are shaped by the broader historical context. It is also undeniable that history informs inequalities, and these inequalities bleed into observed institutions and systems. It is this understanding that should underpin reforms designed to strengthen health systems. By reducing health inequalities, in health access and outcomes, a social justice lens with a preference for poor and disenfranchised citizens is indispensable. This thesis will explore how the legacy of historical grievances and the entrenchment of inequalities in Liberia have resulted in the perpetuation of a weakened health system. A further examination of how the demographic and epidemiological transitions, coupled with changes in the political and ecological landscape have help shape the current health system is explored. Moreover, the link between health and economic well-being is also examined.
dc.description.sponsorshipMaster of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectLiberia Health System
dc.subjectEbola Virus Disease epidemic
dc.subjectGlobal Health
dc.subjectInvestment in Health
dc.subjectHealth Financing
dc.titleThe Liberian Health System: the Epitome of Inequality and a Burden of History
dc.typeThesis or Dissertation
dash.depositing.authorMiamen, Alexander Giovanni
dash.embargo.until2020-05-01
dc.date.available2020-09-15T12:03:11Z
thesis.degree.date2018
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Medical School
thesis.degree.grantorHarvard Medical School
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Medical Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.committeeMemberAtun, Rifat
dc.contributor.committeeMemberFarmer, Paul
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMukherjee, Joia
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dash.author.emailagmiamen@icloud.com


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