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(Global) health geography and the post-2015 development agenda


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This commentary complements and extends Brown and Moon's (2012) work on ‘geography and global health’ by starting where their piece finished – the post-2015 development agenda. It explores three core elements of this agenda: the debate over the revised Millennium Development Goals, new Sustainable Development Goals and the inclusion of non-communicable disease within both. It then critically reflects on the significance of this for three areas of geographical engagements with global health in particular, and health in more general terms: the (re)integration of health and the urban; shifts in global funding priorities; and the genesis and effects of what have been termed ‘industrial epidemics’.

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