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The Health of the People

The Health of the People (Paperback)

By Skegg, David

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In August 2016, forty per cent of the residents of Havelock North were suddenly struck down by a serious bacterial infection. The outbreak of campylobacter, caused by the contamination of the water supply with sheep faeces, hospitalised forty-five people and left at least three d...ead. Eminent public health researcher David Skegg argues that the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak was not a random event. Instead, it highlights fundamental weaknesses in our country's health infrastructure. To prevent future public health disasters, he explains, New Zealand must invest in society-wide public health. There also needs to be political will to counteract the forces that damage health. Personal health care is important, but we neglect public health at our peril.
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ISBN 9781988545585
Published NZ 8 Mar 2019
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Format Paperback
Series BWB Texts
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ISBN-13 9781988545585
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 5-12 working days
Publisher Bridget Williams Books
Imprint Bridget Williams Books
Published 8 Mar 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Skegg, David
Series BWB Texts
Category Social Issues
Public Health & Preventive Medicine
Health Systems & Services
Water Supply & Treatment
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 144
Dimensions Width: 110mm
Height: 180mm
Dewey Code 353.6280993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Health planning - New Zealand, Public health - New Zealand
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text General/trade