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Public health in low- and middle-income countries: a glass half full
  1. J V Lazarus,
  2. S A Wallace
  1. World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark
  1. Correspondence to Dr J V Lazarus, World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark; jefflaz{at}pubhealth.ku.dk

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Jacob argues that public health in low- and middle-income countries (LAMICs) is dominated by the “medical fraternity”, and he concludes by calling for a “people’s movement”, one advocating health as a basic human rights issue. Jacob further suggests that public health should be regarded as a social and political field and not a medical one, and that public health goals be integrated into diverse disciplinary frameworks.1

In fact, public health is already well situated within society and politics, and as a discipline it is …

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