The Health of the People

Author(s): David Skegg

Health

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 dead. 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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General Fields

  • : 9781988545585
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : Bridget Williams Books
  • : March 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : David Skegg