Global Health

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Michael Merson, Robert E. Black, Anne Mills
Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2012 - Medical - 936 pages
Recognized as the most prestigious, comprehensive text on Global Health for GRADUATE programs in public and global health. Global Health, Third Edition (formerly titled International Public Health) brings together contributions from the world's leading authorities into a single comprehensive text. It thoroughly examines the wide range of global health challenges facing low and middle income countries today and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them. These challenges include measurement of health status, infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, nutrition, reproductive health, global environmental health and complex emergencies. This thorough revision also explores emerging health systems, their financing, and management, and the roles of nation states, international agencies, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations in promoting health. Your students will come away with a clear understanding of how globalization is impacting on global health, and of the relationship between health and economic development., NEW to this EDITION: • Fully updated data throughout • Latest information on new global health initiatives • NEW chapter: "Social Determinants of Health" • NEW chapter: Pharmaceuticals • NEW chapter: Evaluation of Large Scale Health Programs "The uniqueness of this textbook is the sensitivity to the situation in lower income countries. It does not at any point make of the West a yard stick against which other peoples get measured. In this respect, it is a step forward towards positive globalism..." —Manuscript reviewer from the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health Instructor Resources: Sample Syllabus, Test Bank, and PowerPoints Instructor resources developed by Sarita Bhalotra, MD, PhD, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Culture Behavior and Health
43
Chapter 3 The Social Determinants of Health
75
Chapter 4 Reproductive Health
115
Chapter 5 Infectious Diseases
177
Chapter 6 Nutrition
243
Chapter 7 Chronic Diseases and Risks
345
Chapter 8 Unintentional Injuries and Violence
407
Chapter 12 The Design of Health Systems
615
Chapter 13 Management and Planning for Global Health
653
Chapter 14 Pharmaceuticals
707
Chapter 15 Health and the Economy
757
Chapter 16 Evaluations of LargeScale Health Programs
815
Chapter 17 Cooperation in Global Health
853
Chapter 18 Globalization and Health
885
Acronyms
915

Chapter 9 Global Mental Health
445
Chapter 10 Environmental Health
481
Chapter 11 Complex Emergencies
539

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About the author (2012)

Michael H. Merson, MD is the Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health at Duke University. He joined the Duke faculty in November 2006 as the founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute and served in that role through 2017. In addition, he was Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs from 2011-2018, and Vice Chancellor for Duke-National University of Singapore Affairs from 2010-2016. He has held leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh, served as Director of the World Health Organization's Diarrheal and Acute Respiratory Control Programs and Global Program on AIDS, and was the first Dean of Public Health at Yale University. Dr. Merson's research and writings have been primarily on the etiology of diarrheal diseases in low- and middle-income countries, HIV prevention and policy and academic global health. He has served as an advisor to a number of international organizations and advisory bodies; is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine; and has received two honorary degrees and the U.S. Surgeon General's Exemplary Service Medal.

Robert E. Black, MD, MPH is the Edgar Berman Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health and Director of the Institute for International Programs of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. As a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and advisory bodies of the World Health Organization, the International Vaccine Institute, and other international organizations, he assists with the development of programs and policies intended to improve child health and nutrition. Dr. Black currently chairs the WHO/ UNICEF Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group and the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative. He has more than 500 scientific journal publications derived from his international research. Dr. Black received the Programme for Global Paediatric Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Child Health in 2010, the Prince Mahidol Award in Public Health in 2010, and the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in 2011.

Professor and Deputy Director and Provost, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England

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