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Essentials of Global Health

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ISBN-10: 0763734217

ISBN-13: 9780763734213

Edition: 2008

Authors: Richard L. Skolnik

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Essentials of Global Healthnbsp;is one of the newest texts in thenbsp;Essential Public Healthnbsp;series. The book is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health. It illustrates key themes with an extensive set of case studies, examples, and the latest evidence.nbsp; nbsp;While the book offers a global perspective, particular attention is given to the health-development link, to developing countries, and to the health needs of poor and disadvantaged people. This introductory level textbook is perfect for undergraduate students and others new to the field of public health or global health. It is based on and designed for a one-semester global health course. nbsp; The book is organized in four parts: nbsp; Principles, Measurements, and the Health-Development Link: The principles of global health; Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends; and Health, Education, Poverty, and the Economy. Cross-Cutting Global Health Themes: Human Rights, Ethics, and Global Health; An Introduction to Health Systems; and, Culture and Health. The Burden of Disease: The Environment and Health; Nutrition and Health; Womenrsquo;s Health; Child Health; Infectious Diseases; Non-Communicable Diseases; and, Unintentional Injuries. Working Together to Improve Global Health: Conflicts, Natural Disasters, and Other Emergencies; Cooperating to Improve Global Health; and, Science Technology, and the Publicrsquo;s Health. Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved, can serve as a complementary reader for Essentials of Global Health. It contains a series of twenty case studies that illustrate real-life proven, large-scale success stories in global public health is an excellent complement to the this text. The case studies will give your students a clear and inspiring picture of how global public health efforts have made a difference in the lives of people around the world.
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Book details

List price: $130.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 322
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Principles, measurements, and the health-development link
The principles and goals of global health
Health determinants, measurements, and trends
Health, education, poverty, and the economy
Cross-cutting global health themes
Ethical and human rights concerns in global health
An introduction to health systems
Culture and health
The burden of disease
The environment and health
Nutrition and global health
Women's health
Child health
Communicable diseases
Non-communicable diseases
Unintentional injuries
Working together to improve global health
Natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies
Working together to improve global health
Science, technology, and global health