Introduction to Global Health

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 7, 2009 - Medical
New Edition Available 4/1/2013 With a unique emphasis on possible solutions to world health problems, this book addresses all the key issues of global health at a level basic enough 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 instructor's manual with suggested discussion questions and sample syllabi.

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Chapter 2Health Inequalities
Chapter 3Socioeconomic Context of Disease
Chapter 4Maternal and Child Health
Chapter 5The Health of Special Populations
Chapter 6The Spread of Infectious Diseases
Chapter 7HIVAIDS Malaria and
Chapter 13Global Health Priorities
Chapter 14Learning More about Global Public Health
Appendix ICountries of the World by WHO Region
Appendix IIConstitution of the World Health Organization
Appendix IIIConvention on the Rights of the Child
Appendix IVUniversal Declaration of Human Rights
Appendix VMillennium Development Goals Targets and Indicators
Appendix VIPreventive and Treatment Interventions for Major Health Issues

Chapter 9Nutrition
Chapter 10Environmental Health
Chapter 11Health Effects of Environmental Change
Chapter 12Global Health Payers and Players
Appendix VIIRecommended Childhood Immunizations

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