Introduction to Global Health

ISBN-10: 0763751596

ISBN-13: 9780763751593

Edition: 2008

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What are key diseases and health conditions that cause death and disability in different parts of the world?nbsp; nbsp;What are some of the key theories and methods that allow us to study population health?nbsp; What does globalization have to do with health?nbsp; What can be done to create a healthier global population?nbsp; nbsp; This book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level basic enough that students from a variety of majors can understand the material. It will give the reader: nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;An understanding of biological and social aspects of major global health issues, especially in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;A knowledge of population groups that are at increased risk of poor health and familiarity with policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;A familiarity with global health vocabulary, the basic methods used to assess global health, and the tools to locate and understand additional global health information.
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Book details

List price: $130.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 10/5/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Preface
Global Health
What Is Global Health?
What Is Health?
Medicine and Public Health
Studying Population Health
Person
Place
Time
Risk Factors
Causal Webs
Prevention
Screening
Selecting Interventions
References
Health Inequalities
Health Inequalities
Causes of Death
Injuries
Non-communicable Conditions
Infectious Diseases and Other Conditions
Inequalities in Causes of Death
References
Socioeconomic Context of Disease
Socioeconomic Risk Factors
Poverty
Economic Indicators
Employment and Occupational Status
Literacy and Educational Level
References
Maternal and Child Health
Causes of Child Death
Pneumonia
Diarrhea
Malaria
Measles
Undernutrition
Child Health Initiatives
Protecting Children
Women's Health
Maternal Health
Family Planning
Population Growth
Demography
Population Planning Policies
References
The Health of Special Populations
Ethnic, Racial, Religious, and Tribal Minorities
Immigrants, Refugees, and Internally Displaced People
Prisoners
Persons with Mental Illness
Measuring the Burden of Disease
Persons with Physical Impairments
Landmines
Older Persons
References
The Spread of Infectious Diseases
Infection Transmission
The Disease Process
Agent, Host, Environment
Agent
Host
Environment
Vector
Measuring Disease in Populations
Disease Control
References
HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB
HIV/AIDS
Malaria
Tuberculosis (TB)
Comparison of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB
References
Globalization and Emerging Infectious Diseases
"The Epidemiologic Transition" and Globalization
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Influenza
Bioterrorism
References
Nutrition
Essential Nutrients
Undernutrition
Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies
Vitamin A Deficiency
Iodine Deficiency Disorders
Iron Deficiency Anemia
Zinc Deficiency
Measuring Nutritional Status
Breastfeeding
Globalization and Food Safety
Overnutrition
Is There Enough Food in the World?
References
Environmental Health
History of Environmental Health
What Is Environmental Health?
The Home Environment
Water
Sanitation
Fuel and Indoor Air Quality
Conclusion
References
Health Effects of Environmental Change
Health Impacts of Local Environmental Change
Urbanization
The Work Environment
Community Health Action
Global Environmental Change
References
Global Health Payers and Players
Who Pays for Health?
Paying for Personal Health
Paying for Public Health
International Funding and Debt Relief
Who Implements Health Programs?
National and Local Governments
United Nations Agencies
National Governmental Organizations
Non-Governmental Organizations
International Businesses
References
Global Health Priorities
Health and Human Rights
Trade Agreements, Intellectual Property Rights, and Health
Priorities in Global Health
Millennium Development Goals
How Much Will It Cost?
References
Learning More about Global Public Health
Information Sources
Reading an Abstract
Finding Reliable Articles
Epidemiologic Study Designs
Ecological Surveys
Cross-Sectional Surveys
Case-Control Studies
Cohort Studies
Clinical Trials
Research Ethics
Interpreting Measures of Association
Bias and Confounding
Validity
References
Countries of the World by WHO Region
Constitution of the World Health Organization
Convention on the Rights of the Child
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Millennium Development Goals, Targets, and Indicators
Preventive and Treatment Interventions for Major Health Issues
Recommended Childhood Immunizations
Index
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