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Introduction to Global Health,9780763751593

Introduction to Global Health

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10/5/2007
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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

Prefacep. ix
Global Healthp. 1
What Is Global Health?p. 1
What Is Health?p. 2
Medicine and Public Healthp. 3
Studying Population Healthp. 7
Personp. 7
Placep. 7
Timep. 8
Risk Factorsp. 8
Causal Websp. 11
Preventionp. 13
Screeningp. 14
Selecting Interventionsp. 16
Referencesp. 18
Health Inequalitiesp. 19
Health Inequalitiesp. 20
Causes of Deathp. 23
Injuriesp. 24
Non-communicable Conditionsp. 27
Infectious Diseases and Other Conditionsp. 30
Inequalities in Causes of Deathp. 31
Referencesp. 36
Socioeconomic Context of Diseasep. 39
Socioeconomic Risk Factorsp. 40
Povertyp. 41
Economic Indicatorsp. 43
Employment and Occupational Statusp. 48
Literacy and Educational Levelp. 50
Referencesp. 54
Maternal and Child Healthp. 55
Causes of Child Deathp. 55
Pneumoniap. 58
Diarrheap. 61
Malariap. 62
Measlesp. 63
Undernutritionp. 64
Child Health Initiativesp. 65
Protecting Childrenp. 69
Women's Healthp. 70
Maternal Healthp. 72
Family Planningp. 76
Population Growthp. 82
Demographyp. 83
Population Planning Policiesp. 88
Referencesp. 89
The Health of Special Populationsp. 91
Ethnic, Racial, Religious, and Tribal Minoritiesp. 92
Immigrants, Refugees, and Internally Displaced Peoplep. 94
Prisonersp. 96
Persons with Mental Illnessp. 98
Measuring the Burden of Diseasep. 101
Persons with Physical Impairmentsp. 101
Landminesp. 106
Older Personsp. 108
Referencesp. 113
The Spread of Infectious Diseasesp. 115
Infection Transmissionp. 116
The Disease Processp. 119
Agent, Host, Environmentp. 122
Agentp. 122
Hostp. 139
Environmentp. 140
Vectorp. 141
Measuring Disease in Populationsp. 142
Disease Controlp. 144
Referencesp. 146
HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TBp. 149
HIV/AIDSp. 149
Malariap. 158
Tuberculosis (TB)p. 163
Comparison of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TBp. 166
Referencesp. 167
Globalization and Emerging Infectious Diseasesp. 169
"The Epidemiologic Transition" and Globalizationp. 169
Emerging Infectious Diseasesp. 171
Influenzap. 174
Bioterrorismp. 176
Referencesp. 178
Nutritionp. 181
Essential Nutrientsp. 181
Undernutritionp. 189
Vitamin and Mineral Deficienciesp. 190
Vitamin A Deficiencyp. 193
Iodine Deficiency Disordersp. 194
Iron Deficiency Anemiap. 194
Zinc Deficiencyp. 196
Measuring Nutritional Statusp. 196
Breastfeedingp. 199
Globalization and Food Safetyp. 201
Overnutritionp. 203
Is There Enough Food in the World?p. 207
Referencesp. 209
Environmental Healthp. 211
History of Environmental Healthp. 211
What Is Environmental Health?p. 212
The Home Environmentp. 214
Waterp. 215
Sanitationp. 222
Fuel and Indoor Air Qualityp. 225
Conclusionp. 227
Referencesp. 228
Health Effects of Environmental Changep. 229
Health Impacts of Local Environmental Changep. 229
Urbanizationp. 234
The Work Environmentp. 237
Community Health Actionp. 240
Global Environmental Changep. 242
Referencesp. 245
Global Health Payers and Playersp. 247
Who Pays for Health?p. 247
Paying for Personal Healthp. 247
Paying for Public Healthp. 252
International Funding and Debt Reliefp. 253
Who Implements Health Programs?p. 256
National and Local Governmentsp. 256
United Nations Agenciesp. 257
National Governmental Organizationsp. 259
Non-Governmental Organizationsp. 265
International Businessesp. 269
Referencesp. 270
Global Health Prioritiesp. 273
Health and Human Rightsp. 273
Trade Agreements, Intellectual Property Rights, and Healthp. 277
Priorities in Global Healthp. 279
Millennium Development Goalsp. 282
How Much Will It Cost?p. 285
Referencesp. 288
Learning More about Global Public Healthp. 291
Information Sourcesp. 291
Reading an Abstractp. 293
Finding Reliable Articlesp. 294
Epidemiologic Study Designsp. 296
Ecological Surveysp. 296
Cross-Sectional Surveysp. 299
Case-Control Studiesp. 300
Cohort Studiesp. 303
Clinical Trialsp. 306
Research Ethicsp. 308
Interpreting Measures of Associationp. 310
Bias and Confoundingp. 313
Validityp. 314
Referencesp. 319
Countries of the World by WHO Regionp. 321
Constitution of the World Health Organizationp. 326
Convention on the Rights of the Childp. 329
Universal Declaration of Human Rightsp. 331
Millennium Development Goals, Targets, and Indicatorsp. 336
Preventive and Treatment Interventions for Major Health Issuesp. 340
Recommended Childhood Immunizationsp. 343
Indexp. 345
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