Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007 - Medical - 172 pages
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"This book demonstrates that smart, well-constructed investments in global health can achieve a widespread impact on the way people live." --Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Administrator 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. Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 1, 3, 6, 7, & 13 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.
 

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Contents

Eradicating Smallpox
1
Preventing HIVAIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Thailand
9
Controlling Tuberculosis in China
17
Reducing Child Mortality With Vitamin A in Nepal
25
Eliminating Polio in Latin America and the Caribbean
33
Saving Mothers Lives in Sri Lanka
41
Controlling Onchocerciasis River Blindness in SubSaharan Africa
49
Preventing Diarrheal Deaths in Egypt
57
Curbing Tobacco Use in Poland
105
Preventing IodineDeficiency Disease in China
113
Preventing NeuralTube Defects in Chile
121
Eliminating Measles in Southern Africa
127
Preventing Dental Caries in Jamaica
135
Treating Cataracts in India
139
Preventing Hib Disease in Chile and the Gambia
147
Millions Saved Methods
155

Improving the Health of the Poor in Mexico
65
Controlling Trachoma in Morocco
73
Reducing Guinea Worm in Asia and SubSaharan Africa
81
Controlling Chagas Disease in the Southern Cone of South America
89
Reducing Fertility in Bangladesh
97
Discussion Questions
157
Glossary
163
Index
165
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