True or False Questions
True or False
1. The primary factor determining the drug prices set by pharmaceutical companies is the cost of research and development (R & D).
2. The World Bank and WHO have both advocated for universal health coverage.
3. WHOâs sole source of funding is member country dues.
4. There is a higher prevalence than incidence of HIV/AIDS.Â
1.Brazilâs healthcare system:
a)Has faced increasing privatization in recent years
b)Unifies multiple healthcare arrangements under a single umbrella
c)All of the responses
d)Derives from a Constitutional right to health
2. Vertical health programs:
a)Enable disease campaigns to strengthen health systems
b)Ensure that the highest priority diseases are targeted first
c)None of the responses
d)Integrate technical and social approaches
3. Capitalism is related to health by:
a)Turning healthcare into a commodity
b)Ensuring that industrial use of chemicals is regulated
c)Advancing peopleâs needs over economic growth
d)Encouraging governments to protect worker safety
4. When applied to health and other social programs, randomized controlled trials:
a)Help decide which programs are most sustainable
b)Judiciously take into account the larger context
c)Are correct in assuming that people place more value on services that they pay for themselves
d)Take a short-term approach to understanding which interventions are most effective
Fill in the BlankÂ
- The _____________proposed the key action area of building healthy public policy to achieve the goals enshrined in the Alma-Ata declaration.
- The philosopher/activist who posed the dilemma of whether transformative change should/could derive from revolution or reform was named
1. Name 2 advantages and 2 disadvantages of Big Pharmaâs role in the development and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.
2. What was the Bamako Initiative? Name 3 reasons why it was controversial.
3. Name 2 key factors leading to the rise in the number of refugees and displaced persons globally. What are 2 health-related implications of this rise?
4. Use Hippocratesâs framing to outline 3 ways in which industrial production generates pollution.
5. Name 2 advantages of SDGs over the MDGs and 2 critiques of the SDGs.
6. What is the difference between conditional and nonconditional cash transfers? Name 1 advantage and 1 disadvantage of either type of cash transfer.
7. Provide a brief analysis of why diabetes has become a major problem in so many countries presenting 2 behavioural and 2 political economyÂ explanations.
8. Name 3 historical examples and 1 current example of unethical global health research.
9. Select one disaster cited in the textbook and provide three explanations for why calling it a ânatural disasterâ is inadequate.
10.Name 1 similarity and 3 differences between the US and Canadian healthcare systems.
11. List 4 ways to engage in global health âwithout a passport.â
12.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
Provide 4 reasons why Costa Rica has a lower GDP per capita but longer lifeexpectancy than the US.
Provide 4 reasons that explain why Kerala is so much healthier than the rest ofIndia.
13.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
What is philanthrocapitalism? Name 3 ways in which it affects global health.
Name 2 overarching goals of the Rockefeller Foundation and 2 of its approaches to international health.
14.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
Outline 3 ways in which humanitarian aid is potentially problematic and one possible fix to these problems.
Name two ways in which the international response to Haitiâs 2010 earthquake illustrates the flaws of humanitarian aid and 2 further historical factors that
exacerbated the earthquakeâs impact.
15.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
What is the main difference between cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) and cost-benefit analysis (CBA)? Apply one of these techniques to the problem of
clean water detailing 2 critiques of this approach.
Name 1 advantage and 3 problems with the market approach to health and health care as presented in either the 1993 World Development Report or the
2000-2001 WHO Commission on Macroeconomics and Health.
16.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
What are 4 ways in which health care and the economy are connected?
Briefly explain four ways in which healthcare providers are paid.
17.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
Describe 3 differences and 1 similarity between UHC and PHC.
Describe two reasons why the Declaration of Alma-Ata was groundbreaking. Name 1 way it sought to transform international health and 1 reason it stalled.
18.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
Using a political ecology framework, name 4 pathways connecting agribusiness to negative health outcomes.
How is combatting environmental injustice related to climate change activism? List 3 points (1 or 2 similarities/synergies and 1 or 2 differences)
19.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
Name 2 benefits and 2 drawbacks of medical tourism.
Explain the brain drain problem as applied to nurses, highlighting 4 issues.
20.ANSWER only ONE of the following questions:
Describe 4 reasons why WHO has pursued disease eradication campaigns during much of its history.
Describe 2 similarities and 2 differences between responses to medieval plague and to Covid-19 today