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Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

Edited by: Siân M. Griffiths , Jin Ling Tang , Eng Kiong Yeoh

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415643825
eBook ISBN: 9781315818719
Adobe ISBN: 9781317817703

10.4324/9781315818719
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Book description

Global public health is of growing concern to most governments and populations, nowhere more so than in Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent. Whilst major advances have been made in controlling infectious diseases through public health measures as well as clinical medical treatments, the world now faces other challenges including ageing populations and the epidemic crisis of obesity and non-communicable diseases. New emerging infections continue to develop and the growing threats to health due to environmental pollution and climate change increase the need for resilience and sustainability. These threats to health are global in nature, and this Handbook will explore perspectives on current public health issues in South, Southeast and East Asia, informing global as well as regional debate.

Whilst many books cite Western examples of the development of global public health, this Handbook brings together both Western and Eastern scholarship, creating a new global public health perspective suitable to face modern challenges in promoting the population’s health. This Handbook is essential reading not only for students, professionals and scholars of global public health and related fields but is also written to be accessible to those with a general interest in the health of Asia.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Historical perspectives in public health Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Achieving the Millennium Development Goals Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Migration and health Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The challenges of ageing in Japan Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Developing public health infrastructure in India Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Public health in the age of genomics, ‘Big Data’ and massively collaborative global science Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Research challenges for public health in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Developing the public health workforce in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Epidemiology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Evidence-based decision making in health care Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The challenges of cancer in China Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Chronic neglected diseases of poverty in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Role of government agencies in controlling disease Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The role of Centres for Disease Control in China Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Reflections on public health challenges of the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in China Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Tuberculosis control in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Viral hepatitis in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Emerging infectious diseases in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Climate change and its impact on the patterns of disease Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Climate change and health Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Case study: Climate and Health Council Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Air pollution Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Water Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Food security and safety in China and Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Responding to disasters in low-income countries Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Lessons for public health from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Public health roles in response to the 2011 Thailand flooding Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Occupational health Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Policy for the prevention of diet-related non-communicable diseases in the Asia-Pacific region Download PDF
Chapter  30:  The challenge of non-communicable diseases in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Community outreach to prevent diabetes in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Challenges of non-communicable diseases in China Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Mental health as a public health concern Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Controlling the tobacco epidemic Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Public health law case study Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Screening for cancer Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Child and teen health in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Non-governmental organizations and health Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Providing services for women’s health Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Developing primary care in China Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Conceptualizing the integration of traditional and complementary medicine in health systems Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Health systems in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Health care financing in Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  44:  The challenge of managing health human resources Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Medical tourism in Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Comparative health systems in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Looking to the future Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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