Global Health Resources


  • Baiev, Khassan. The Oath: A Surgeon Under Fire. 2004.
  • Behrman, Greg. The Invisible People: How the US Has Slept Through the Global AIDS Pandemic, the Greatest Humanitarian Catastrophe of Our Time. 2004.
  • Birn, Anne-Emanuelle; Pillay, Yogan; and Holtz, Timothy H. Textbook of Global Health. 4th edition. 2017.
  • Claude, Richard Pierre and Weston, Burns H. Human Rights in the World Community: Issues and Action. 3rd edition. 2006.
  • Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures. 2012.
  • Farmer, Paul. AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame. 1993.
  • Farmer, Paul. Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues. 2001.
  • Farmer, Paul. Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor. 2004.
  • Farmer, Paul. The Uses of Haiti. 2005.
  • Fort, Meredith; Mercer, Mary Ann; Gish, Oscar; Gloyd, Steve. Sickness and Wealth: The Corporate Assault on Global Health. 2004.
  • Kenny, Charles. Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding-And How We Can Improve the World Even More. 2012.
  • Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World. 2009. 
  • Kristof, Nicholas and WuDunn, Sheryl. A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity. 2015.
  • O’Neil, Edward. Awakening Hippocrates: A Primer on Health, Poverty, and Global Service. 2006.
  • O’Neil, Edward. A Practical Guide to Global Health Service. 2006.
  • Rosling, Hans. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World-and Why Things Are Better Than You Think. 2018. (Free PDF available).
  • Strada, Gino and Zinn, Howard. Green Parrots: A War Surgeon’s Diary. 2005.
  • Troost, J. Maarten. The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific.
  • Werner, David; Thurman, Carol; and Maxwell, Jane. Where There is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook. (Also available in Spanish: Donde No Hay Doctor).


  • Poverty, Inc. (Netflix, iTunes, Amazon)

Compiled lists


Compiled by Dr. Lam, 2019