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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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