Caring for the World: A Guidebook to Global Health Opportunities

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University of Toronto Press, Dec 13, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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As disparities in health care continue to widen between wealthy and impoverished nations, an increasing number of medical professionals are committing themselves to the growing field of global health. Caring for the World assembles the stories, experience, and advice of prominent global health practitioners in this inspired guidebook for health care workers who are interested in ? or already are ? improving the lives of people throughout the world.

Providing a wealth of valuable resources and information, the authors detail how individuals can find and prepare for global health work as well as how to obtain education and funding from governmental and non-governmental organizations. Skillfully addressing important issues related to working within other countries and cultures, they also provide practical advice on how to understand pandemics and the HIV/AIDS crisis in order to effect change.

Accessible, thorough, and concise, Caring for the World is essential reading for anyone interested in global health work, non-governmental organizations, and the current state of global health care.


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Authors Note
1 An Introduction to Global Health
2 An Individuals Role
3 Understanding the Landscape and Identifying Your Goals
4 Medical Electives Research Opportunities Medical Language Courses Health Courses and Seminars and Global Health Conferences
5 Governmental and NonGovernmental Organizations
6 Education in Global Health
7 Funding for Global Health Opportunities
8 Trip Planning and Preparations
9 Advice from Five Global Health Experts
10 Conclusions and 25 Pearls for Global Health
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About the author (2008)

Paul K. Drain is a resident physician at Stanford University Hospital.

Stephen A. Huffman is the medical director of St. Rita's Putnam County Emergency Room in Glandorf, Ohio.

Sara E. Pirtle is the coordinator of the International Studies & Programs at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

Kevin Chan is a fellow in the Munk Centre for International Health Studies and Centre for International Health at the University of Toronto.

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