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Disease Eradication in the 21st CenturyImplications for Global Health$
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Stephen L. Cochi and Walter R. Dowdle

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016735

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.001.0001

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Political and Social Determinants of Disease Eradication

Political and Social Determinants of Disease Eradication

(p.47) 5 Political and Social Determinants of Disease Eradication
Disease Eradication in the 21st Century

Robert G. Hall

The MIT Press

This chapter highlights the importance of the social and political criteria in determining the feasibility of disease eradication, describes the factors affecting the results of an eradication program as determinants, and then categorizes the social and political determinants of eradication as being broadly economic as well as social and political. It also discusses community participation in immunization programs, and the involvement of international organizations and national and regional governments in disease eradication.

Keywords:   disease eradication, community participation, immunization, international organizations, governments

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