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Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health

Edited by: Richard Parker , Marni Sommer

Print publication date:  December  2010
Online publication date:  December  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415778480
eBook ISBN: 9780203832721
Adobe ISBN: 9781136838330

10.4324/9780203832721
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Book description

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage. They range from arsenic in drinking water to asthma among children and adults; from the re-emergence of cholera, to increasing cancer rates and other chronic diseases; from AIDS to malaria and hepatitis; from the crises faced by displaced or refugee populations to the new challenges that have emerged for reproductive health and rights.

Like most aspects of contemporary life, these problems have been impacted by globalization. The issues that confront us are being shaped by evolving processes such as the growth of inequalities between the rich and the poor in countries around the world, the globalization of trade and commerce, new patterns of travel and migration, as well as a reduction in resources for the development and sustainability of public health infrastructures.

The Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health explores this context and addresses both the emerging issues and conceptualizations of the notion of global health, along with expanding upon and highlighting the critical priorities in this rapidly evolving field. It is organized in ten main sections. The topics covered include:

  • The transition from international to global health
  • Structural inequalities and global public health
  • Ecological transformation and environmental health in the global system
  • Population and reproductive health
  • Conflict, violence and emergencies in global public health
  • Global public health policy and practice
  • Global public health and development
  • Global mental health
  • Global access to essential medicines
  • Health systems, health capacity, and the politics of global public health

This comprehensive handbook will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers working in or concerned with public health around the globe.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Global Health in Transition Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The World Health Organization and the World of Global Health Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Shifting Landscape of Public Health Download PDF
Chapter  5:  From International to Global Download PDF
Chapter  6:  International Health, Global Health, and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Global Health Inequities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Eliminating Global Health Inequities Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Gender-Based Inequities in Global Public Health Download PDF
Chapter  10:  From Natural History of Disease to Vulnerability Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Attacking Inequality in Health Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pathways to Health Systems Strengthening for the Bottom Billion Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Climate Change and Global Public Health Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Water and Health Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Double Jeopardy Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Air Pollution and Global Public Health Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Evolution of Reproductive Health and Rights Download PDF
Chapter  18:  A Generation at Risk Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Reducing Death and Disability from Unsafe Abortion Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Masculinity and Its Public Health Implications for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Prevention Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Longevity and Ageing Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Conflict, Health, and Health Systems Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Ending Violence against Women Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Protection of Children in Disaster and War Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Nutrition in Emergencies Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Water and Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Global Health Diplomacy Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Politics of Global Aid Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Global Tobacco Control Policy Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Global Nutrition Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Health Communication Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Tracking Development Assistance for Health, 1990 to 2007  Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Global Blindness and Visual Impairment Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Improving Maternal and Newborn Survival through Community Intervention Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Chronic Diseases Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Creating Access to Health Technologies in Poor Countries  Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Closing the Treatment Gap for Mental Disorders  Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Stigma, Discrimination, Social Exclusion, and Mental Health Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Developing Mental Health Programmes in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Sexual Violence Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Global Access to Essential Medicines Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Challenges of Local Production of Pharmaceuticals in Improving Access to Medicines Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Medicine Safety and Safe Access to Essential Medicines Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Saving the Lives of Children by Improving Access to Essential Medicines in the Community Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Antiretrovirals as Merit Goods Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Health Systems Strengthening Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Politics of Global Health Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Developing Drugs for the Developing World Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Models of Cooperation, Capacity Building, and the Future of Global Health Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Long-term Academic Partnerships for Capacity Building in Health in Developing Countries Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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