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This series of twenty case studies illustrates real-life proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. Drawing from a rich evidence base, the accessible case write-ups highlight experiences in scale-up of health technologies, strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. An overview chapter draws attention to factors that contributed to the successes. Discussion questions help to bring out the main points and provide a point of departure for independent student research. This volume is an updated and expanded version of the popular and influential book Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health, published in 2004 by the Center for Global Development.Useful as a stand-alone text or as a complement to Essentials of Global Health, this book 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.
Table of Contents
|Eradicating smallpox||p. 1|
|Preventing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Thailand||p. 9|
|Controlling tuberculosis in China||p. 17|
|Reducing child mortality through vitamin A in Nepal||p. 25|
|Eliminating polio in Latin America and the Caribbean||p. 33|
|Saving mothers' lives in Sri Lanka||p. 41|
|Controlling onchocerciasis (river blindness) in Sub-Saharan Africa||p. 49|
|Preventing diarrheal deaths in Egypt||p. 57|
|Improving the health of the poor in Mexico||p. 65|
|Controlling trachoma in Morocco||p. 73|
|Reducing Guinea worm in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa||p. 81|
|Controlling chagas disease in the Southern Cone of South America||p. 89|
|Reducing fertility in Bangladesh||p. 97|
|Curbing tobacco use in Poland||p. 105|
|Preventing iodine deficiency disease in China||p. 113|
|Preventing neural-tube defects in Chile||p. 121|
|Eliminating measles in Southern Africa||p. 127|
|Preventing dental caries in Jamaica||p. 135|
|Treating cataracts in India||p. 139|
|Preventing hib disease in Chile and the Gambia||p. 147|
|Millions saved methods||p. 155|
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