World Health & Population

World Health & Population November -0001 : 0-0.doi:10.12927/whp..17528

Health and Environment - Integration

John Ashton

Abstract

This morning, Dr. Rafei very kindly referred to the New Public Health, reminding us that the focus of public health has transferred from the environment towards personal hygiene and therapy. He continued by emphasizing how we have become very skeptical in the last ten or twenty years about the potential for universal health improvement from such therapies. This concern underlies the discussion of New Public Health. Dr. Griffiths reminded us, this morning, of the important role of local action in public health improvement. Also, Dr. Stamps focused our attention on international trade considerations and our concern with the Seattle discussions and the impact they will have on health.
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