Understanding Global Health

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Date

August 15, 2007

Format

Electronic book text, 384 pages

ISBN

0071594558 / 9780071594554

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Overview


Main description

The rapidly evolving world of global health and medicine-in the palm of your hand

Understanding Global Health is the groundbreaking, go-to primer that puts global health and its many challenges into sharp focus like no other text. Written with the nonspecialist in mind, this powerful resource expertly reviews all the core topics that you must know in order to thrive in this decentralized new global health environment. It's all here: unique, authoritative coverage of public health concepts, plus insights into infectious diseases and clinical medicine-everything you need to truly comprehend how global medicine is dramatically affecting today's practice of medicine-and to prepare for your role in it.


Table of contents

1. GLOBAL HEALTH – PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE2. THE GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE3. EPIDEMIOLOGY, BIOSTATISTICS AND SURVEILANCE4. THE HEALTH OF WOMEN/MOTHERS AND CHILDREN5. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT6. NUTRITION 7. PRIMARY CARE IN GLOBAL HEALTH8. TUBERCULOSIS AND HIV/AIDS9. WAR, CATASTROPHES, DISPLACED PERSONS, REFUGEES AND TERRORISM10. INJURY AND GLOBAL HEALTH11. AGING POPULATIONS AND CHRONIC ILLNESS12. EMERGING DISEASES AND ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE13. GLOBAL HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL MARKETING AND EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES 14. ECONOMICS AND GLOBAL HEALTH15. HEALTH SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT AND ORGANIZATION IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES16. GLOBAL HEALTH ETHICS17. EDUCATION AND CAREERS IN GLOBAL HEALTH


Author comments

William Markle, MD
Department of Family Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Melanie Fisher, MD, MSc
Department of Internal Medicine
R.C. Byrd Health Science Center
West Virginia Unversity School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV

Ray Smego, MD
Department of Internal Medicine
R.C. Byrd Health Science Center
West Virginia Unversity School of Medicine
Morgantown, WV





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