Comparative case studies from Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa, Karen Siegel and David Stuckler. Sick Societies, October 2011
This chapter is organized into five parts. Public health experts contribute a series of country case studies about social change and chronic diseases in five rapidly-emerging economies: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa. These countries were chosen because they have undergone very rapid transformations to their ways of life in the past decade. Each is set to become a world power. Their economies have been growing at record pace. Yet, each shares a common threat of rising chronic diseases that risks the stability and sustainability of their development.
chronic diseases; social change; public health; country case studies; emerging economics