8. Syndemics in Global Health

  1. Dr Merrill Singer and
  2. Pamela I. Erickson
  1. Merrill Singer4,
  2. D. Ann Herring1,
  3. Judith Littleton2 and
  4. Melanie Rock3

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444395303.ch8

A Companion to Medical Anthropology

A Companion to Medical Anthropology

How to Cite

Singer, M., Herring, D. A., Littleton, J. and Rock, M. (2011) Syndemics in Global Health, in A Companion to Medical Anthropology (eds M. Singer and P. I. Erickson), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444395303.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anthropology, McMaster University, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

  3. 3

    University of Calgary, Canada

  4. 4

    Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190022

Online ISBN: 9781444395303

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Keywords:

  • syndemics in global health;
  • Institute of Medicine (IOM) - recognition of health as intertwined global phenomenon;
  • syndemics, concept for global health initiative - sensitivity to environments of risk;
  • syndemics,pathway transcending shortcomings - of health interventions;
  • syndemics approach - emergence and nature of “disease concentrations”;
  • syndemic research - disease interaction in social context;
  • virus–bacteria interaction - cause of severe influenza pneumonia in humans;
  • syndemics, medical anthropology - and future of global health

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Syndemics

  • Syndemic Research

  • Animal-Human Connections in Syndemics

  • Syndemics in History: Case Study 1

  • A Contemporary Syndemic: Case Study 2

  • Syndemics, Medical Anthropology, And the Future of Global Health

  • References