Judith A. Justice, PhD, MPH
My research has been on the investigation of the influence of domestic political priorities and American values on foreign policy for international health focuses on the Child Survival initiative, which was designed to reduce mortality among infants and children under five principally by providing oral rehydration therapy to combat dehydration from diarrhea and immunization against early childhood diseases. The Child Survival initiative was vigorously advocated in the U.S. by a strong grassroots mobilization of constituent pressure and intensive lobbying from special interest groups. The grassroots promotion of specialized foreign aid issues suggests a new politics of international health in which domestic politics and values have a greater impact on foreign aid. The first phase of the research studies how the initiative was promoted, what factors made the Child Survival policy politically attractive, how it reflects domestic politics and values, and its significance for the foreign policy making process.
- American Ethnological Society
- Society for Woman Geographers
- National Council for International Health
- Himalayan Studies Association
- American Anthropological Association
- Justice J. (1989). Policies, plans and people: Culture and health development in Nepal. University of California Press. Reprinted in paperback edition and retitled Policies, plans and people: Foreign aid and health development. University of California Press.