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An Introduction to Global Health

Third Edition

Michael Seear (author) Obidimma Ezezika (author)

ISBN: 9781773380032

Publication Date: Jan 2018

Format: Paperback

Presents a broad yet detailed overview of population health in developing countries. This text carefully examines the factors that influence a community's health status and determines the effectiveness of modern aid solutions against war, governance, and contamination.
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An Introduction to Global Health presents a broad yet detailed overview of population health in developing countries. This text carefully examines the factors that influence a community's health status and determine the effectiveness of modern aid solutions against war, governance, and contamination. Essential for university-level students, this provocative book provides answers to questions concerning the disparity between the rise of healthier, richer populations and the continued existence of impoverished, disease-ridden countries.

With Obidimma Ezezika as the new author, this third edition draws on contemporary references, statistics, and figures, rendering its exploration of international health timely and relevant. It also includes a section on topical health issues in light of the new Sustainable Development Goals, and maintains a critical focus on poor population health status, problems of poverty and malnutrition, world debt relief, and human rights interventions.

Features:
  • includes new chapter summaries, updated pictures and graphs, discussion questions, and additional recommended resources
  • includes a final section with strategies for working safely in developing nations
Language English
Pages 550
Dimensions 248 x 171 x 28
Date Published 30 Jan 2018
Publisher Canadian Scholars
Subject/s Social services & welfare, criminology   Aid & relief programmes   Public health & preventive medicine   Illness & addiction: social aspects  
  • Acknowledgements
  • Part I: What Is Global Health?
  • Chapter 1: An Overview of Global Health
  • Chapter 2: A History of International Aid
  • Part II: Why Are Poor Populations Less Healthy Than Rich Ones?
  • Chapter 3: The Basic Requirements for a Healthy Life
  • Chapter 4: War and Civil Unrest
  • Chapter 5: Poverty and Developing World Debt
  • Chapter 6: Malnutrition
  • Chapter 7: Governance and Human Rights in Developing Countries
  • Chapter 8: Water, Sanitation, and Infectious Diseases in Developing Countries
  • Part III: What Are the Types and Extent of Ill Health in Developing Countries?
  • Chapter 9: How to Define and Measure Health
  • Chapter 10: The Diseases of Adults and Children in Developing Countries
  • Part IV: What Can Be Done to Help?
  • Chapter 11: The Structure of the Foreign Aid Industry
  • Chapter 12: Primary Health Care Strategies: The Essential Foundation
  • Chapter 13: Curative Medical Care and Targeted Programs
  • Chapter 14: Poverty Reduction, Debt Relief, and Economic Growth
  • Chapter 15: Building Peace, Good Governance, and Social Capital
  • Part V: Other Aspects of Global Health
  • Chapter 16: Natural and Humanitarian Disasters and Displaced Populations
  • Chapter 17: The Health and Rights of Indigenous Populations
  • Part VI: Working Safely and Effectively in a Developing Country
  • Chapter 18: Planning and Preparing for Safe and Effective Development Work
  • Chapter 19: How to Manage a Sustainable Aid Partnership
Dr Michael Seear is a Professor at the University of British Columbia and Staff Physician in the Department of Respiratory/Intensive Care at the Children's Hospital in Vancouver.

Obidimma Ezezika is a Grand Challenges Fellow and the Founder of the African Centre for Innovation and Leadership Development. He holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of public health and the Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT, where he teaches global health.

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