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Introduction to global health / Kathryn H. Jacobsen.

Author/Creator:
Jacobsen, Kathryn H.
Publication:
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Pub., ©2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Subjects:
World health.
Public health.
Globalization -- Health aspects.
Globalization -- Health aspects.
Public health
World health.
Medical subjects:
Global Health.
Public Health.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
Contributor:
George Clapp Vaillant Book Fund.
ISBN:
9780763751593
0763751596
2900763751592
OCLC:
122500018
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