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Introduction to global health

Author: Kathryn H Jacobsen
Publisher: Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Pub., ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn H Jacobsen
ISBN: 9780763751593 0763751596
OCLC Number: 122500018
Description: xiii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
ch. 1. Global health --
What is global health? --
What is health? --
Medicine and public health --
Studying population health --
Person --
Place --
Time --
Risk factors --
Causal webs --
Prevention --
Screening --
Selecting interventions --
References --
ch. 2. Health inequalities --
Health inequalities --
Causes of death --
Injuries --
Non-communicable conditions --
Infectious diseases and other conditions --
Inequalities in causes of death --
References --
ch. 3. Socioeconomic context of disease --
Socioeconomic risk factors --
Poverty --
Economic indicators --
Employment and occupational status --
Literacy and educational level --
References --
ch. 4. Maternal and child health --
Causes of child death --
Pneumonia --
Diarrhea --
Malaria --
Measles --
Undernutrition --
Child health initiatives --
Protecting children --
Women's health --
maternal health --
Family planning --
Population growth --
Demography --
Population planning policies --
References. ch. 5. The health of special populations --
Ethnic, racial, religious, and tribal minorities --
Immigrants, refugees, and internally displaced people --
Prisoners --
Persons with mental illness --
Measuring the burden of disease --
Persons with physical impairments --
Landmines --
Older persons --
References --
ch. 6. The spread of infectious diseases --
Infection transmission --
The disease process --
Agent, host, environment --
Agent --
Host --
Environment --
Vector --
Measuring disease in populations --
Disease control --
References --
ch. 7. HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB --
HIV/AIDS --
Malaria --
Tuberculosis (TB) --
Comparison of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB --
References --
ch. 8. Globalization and emerging infectious diseases --
"The epidemiologic transition" and globalization --
Emerging infectious diseases --
Influenza --
Bioterrorism --
References --
ch. 9. Nutrition --
Essential nutrients --
Undernutrition --
Vitamin and mineral deficiencies --
Vitamin A deficiency --
Iodine deficiency disorders --
Iodine deficiency disorders --
Iron deficiency anemia --
Zinc deficiency --
Measuring nutritional status --
Breastfeeding --
Globalization and food safety --
Overnutrition --
Is there enough food in the world? --
References. ch. 10. Environmental health --
History of environmental health--
What is environmental health? --
The home environment --
Water --
Sanitation --
Fuel and indoor air quality --
Conclusion --
References --
ch. 11. Health effects of environmental change --
health impacts of local environmental change --
Urbanization --
The work environment --
Community environmental change --
References --
ch. 12. Global health payers and players --
Who pays for health? --
Paying for personal health --
paying for public health --
International funding and debt relief --
Who implements health programs? --
National and local governments --
United nations agencies --
National governmental organizations --
Non-governmental organizations --
International businesses --
References --
ch. 13. Global health priorities --
Health and human rights --
Trade agreements, intellectual property rights, and health --
Priorities in global health --
Millennium development goals --
How much will it cost? --
References. ch. 14. Learning more about global public health --
Information sources --
Reading an abstract --
Finding reliable articles --
Epidemiologic study designs --
Ecological surveys --
Cross-sectional surveys --
Case-control studies --
Clinical trials --
Research ethics --
Interpreting measures of association --
Bias and confounding --
Validity --
References --
Appendix 1 : Countries of the world by WHO region --
Appendix 2 : Constitution of the World Health Organization --
Appendix 3 : Convention on the rights of the Child --
Appendix 4 : Universal Declaration of Human Rights --
Appendix 5 : Millennium Development Goals, Targets, and Indicators.
Responsibility: Kathryn H. Jacobsen.
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