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With a unique emphasis on possible solutions to world health problems, this book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level that is basic enough so that students from a variety of majors can Understand The material. it will give the reader: an understanding of biological and social aspects of major global health issues, especially in the areas of infectious disease, nutrition, and environmental health. A knowledge of population groups that are at increased risk of poor health and familiarity with policies and programs designed to reduce health inequalities. 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. the author has included over 170 tables and figures to illustrate important concepts, As well as a supplemental chapter on how to read journal articles. The text is also accompanied by downloadable instructor resources, including PowerPoint slides, a TestBank, and an Instructorrs"s Manual with suggested discussion questions and sample syllabi. This text is now available as a bundle with Ruth Levine's Case Studies in Global Health . Case Studies in Global Health is a series of twenty case studies that illustrate real-life proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. 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.
Table of Contents
|Global Health||p. 1|
|What Is Global Health?||p. 1|
|What Is Health?||p. 2|
|Medicine and Public Health||p. 3|
|Studying Population Health||p. 7|
|Risk Factors||p. 8|
|Causal Webs||p. 11|
|Selecting Interventions||p. 16|
|Health Inequalities||p. 19|
|Health Inequalities||p. 20|
|Causes of Death||p. 23|
|Non-communicable Conditions||p. 27|
|Infectious Diseases and Other Conditions||p. 30|
|Inequalities in Causes of Death||p. 31|
|Socioeconomic Context of Disease||p. 39|
|Socioeconomic Risk Factors||p. 40|
|Economic Indicators||p. 43|
|Employment and Occupational Status||p. 48|
|Literacy and Educational Level||p. 50|
|Maternal and Child Health||p. 55|
|Causes of Child Death||p. 55|
|Child Health Initiatives||p. 65|
|Protecting Children||p. 69|
|Women's Health||p. 70|
|Maternal Health||p. 72|
|Family Planning||p. 76|
|Population Growth||p. 82|
|Population Planning Policies||p. 88|
|The Health of Special Populations||p. 91|
|Ethnic, Racial, Religious, and Tribal Minorities||p. 92|
|Immigrants, Refugees, and Internally Displaced People||p. 94|
|Persons with Mental Illness||p. 98|
|Measuring the Burden of Disease||p. 101|
|Persons with Physical Impairments||p. 101|
|Older Persons||p. 108|
|The Spread of Infectious Diseases||p. 115|
|Infection Transmission||p. 116|
|The Disease Process||p. 119|
|Agent, Host, Environment||p. 122|
|Measuring Disease in Populations||p. 142|
|Disease Control||p. 144|
|HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB||p. 149|
|Tuberculosis (TB)||p. 163|
|Comparison of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB||p. 166|
|Globalization and Emerging Infectious Diseases||p. 169|
|"The Epidemiologic Transition" and Globalization||p. 169|
|Emerging Infectious Diseases||p. 171|
|Essential Nutrients||p. 181|
|Vitamin and Mineral Deficiencies||p. 190|
|Vitamin A Deficiency||p. 193|
|Iodine Deficiency Disorders||p. 194|
|Iron Deficiency Anemia||p. 194|
|Zinc Deficiency||p. 196|
|Measuring Nutritional Status||p. 196|
|Globalization and Food Safety||p. 201|
|Is There Enough Food in the World?||p. 207|
|Environmental Health||p. 211|
|History of Environmental Health||p. 211|
|What Is Environmental Health?||p. 212|
|The Home Environment||p. 214|
|Fuel and Indoor Air Quality||p. 225|
|Health Effects of Environmental Change||p. 229|
|Health Impacts of Local Environmental Change||p. 229|
|The Work Environment||p. 237|
|Community Health Action||p. 240|
|Global Environmental Change||p. 242|
|Global Health Payers and Players||p. 247|
|Who Pays for Health?||p. 247|
|Paying for Personal Health||p. 247|
|Paying for Public Health||p. 252|
|International Funding and Debt Relief||p. 253|
|Who Implements Health Programs?||p. 256|
|National and Local Governments||p. 256|
|United Nations Agencies||p. 257|
|National Governmental Organizations||p. 259|
|Non-Governmental Organizations||p. 265|
|International Businesses||p. 269|
|Global Health Priorities||p. 273|
|Health and Human Rights||p. 273|
|Trade Agreements, Intellectual Property Rights, and Health||p. 277|
|Priorities in Global Health||p. 279|
|Millennium Development Goals||p. 282|
|How Much Will It Cost?||p. 285|
|Learning More about Global Public Health||p. 291|
|Information Sources||p. 291|
|Reading an Abstract||p. 293|
|Finding Reliable Articles||p. 294|
|Epidemiologic Study Designs||p. 296|
|Ecological Surveys||p. 296|
|Cross-Sectional Surveys||p. 299|
|Case-Control Studies||p. 300|
|Cohort Studies||p. 303|
|Clinical Trials||p. 306|
|Research Ethics||p. 308|
|Interpreting Measures of Association||p. 310|
|Bias and Confounding||p. 313|
|Countries of the World by WHO Region||p. 321|
|Constitution of the World Health Organization||p. 326|
|Convention on the Rights of the Child||p. 329|
|Universal Declaration of Human Rights||p. 331|
|Millennium Development Goals, Targets, and Indicators||p. 336|
|Preventive and Treatment Interventions for Major Health Issues||p. 340|
|Recommended Childhood Immunizations||p. 343|
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