The structuring of health systems and the control of infectious disease: Looking at Mexico and Cuba (2006)

This paper considers the implications that distinct organising principles for health systems have for the control of infectious diseases. The paper takes the health systems in Mexico and Cuba as examples of neighbouring but widely divergent systems,┬áproducing different public health outcomes. The paper will look at the dissimilar organising principles of these two systems, along with their programs and outcomes in relation to five of the most important and dangerous infectious diseases. Continue reading “The structuring of health systems and the control of infectious disease: Looking at Mexico and Cuba (2006)”

Social values embedded in health systems: infectious disease in Mexico and Cuba (2006)

This paper discusses the implications, for infectious disease control, of distinct social values embedded in health system organising principles. The Mexican and Cuban health systems are taken as examples of neighbouring but widely divergent systems, producing different public health outcomes. The paper will look at the organising principles of these two systems, along with their programs and outcomes in relation to five of the most important and dangerous infectious diseases Continue reading “Social values embedded in health systems: infectious disease in Mexico and Cuba (2006)”