Case Studies in Global Health

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-04-01
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett

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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 smallpoxp. 1
Preventing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Thailandp. 9
Controlling tuberculosis in Chinap. 17
Reducing child mortality through vitamin A in Nepalp. 25
Eliminating polio in Latin America and the Caribbeanp. 33
Saving mothers' lives in Sri Lankap. 41
Controlling onchocerciasis (river blindness) in Sub-Saharan Africap. 49
Preventing diarrheal deaths in Egyptp. 57
Improving the health of the poor in Mexicop. 65
Controlling trachoma in Moroccop. 73
Reducing Guinea worm in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africap. 81
Controlling chagas disease in the Southern Cone of South Americap. 89
Reducing fertility in Bangladeshp. 97
Curbing tobacco use in Polandp. 105
Preventing iodine deficiency disease in Chinap. 113
Preventing neural-tube defects in Chilep. 121
Eliminating measles in Southern Africap. 127
Preventing dental caries in Jamaicap. 135
Treating cataracts in Indiap. 139
Preventing hib disease in Chile and the Gambiap. 147
Millions saved methodsp. 155
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