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Understanding Global Health, 2E
Understanding Global Health, 2E

Understanding Global Health, 2E, 2nd Edition

ISBN10: 0071791019 | ISBN13: 9780071791014
By William Markle, Melanie Fisher and Ray Smego
© 2014

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A complete introductory review of global health--updated to reflect the latest issues and challenges

The first edition of Understanding Global Health set a new information standard for this rapidly emerging subject. Written by a remarkable group of authors and contributors, this comprehensive, engagingly written text offers unmatched coverage of every important topic--from infectious disease to economics to war. Created with the non-specialist in mind, Understanding Global Health explores the current burden of disease in the world, how health is determined, and the problems faced by populations and health care workers around the world.

The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include the most current information and timely topics. New chapters cover such topics as human trafficking, malaria and neglected tropical diseases, surgical issues in global health, and mental health. Every chapter includes Learning Objectives, Summary, Study Questions, and References and, in many instances, practical case examples.

Thorough coverage of every important subject, including:

  • Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Surveillance
  • Nutrition
  • Primary Care in Global Health
  • Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS
  • Education and Careers in Global Health
  • Aging Populations and Chronic Illness
  • Global Health Ethics

1. Global Health: Past, Present, and Future

2. The Global Burden of Disease

3. Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Surveillence

4. Women's and Children's Health

5. Environmental Health

6. Nutrition

7. Primary Care

8. Tuberculosis and HIV

9. War and Catastrophe

10. Injury

11. Aging Populations

12. Emerging Diseases

13. Global Health Communications and Social Media

14. Economics and Global Health

15. Health Systems and Management

16. Ethics in Global Health

17. Education and Careers in Global Health

About the Author

William Markle

Melanie Fisher

Ray Smego

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