International Public Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies

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Michael H. Merson, Robert E. Black, Anne Mills
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2005 - 775 pages
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Now there is a textbook that reflects both the scope and depth of challenges in global health and the dynamic nature of the field. By emphasizing diseases, programs, health systems, and health policies, "International Public Health" helps students understand the wide range of global public health issues and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them. An outstanding teaching tool, the list of contributors includes some of the most distinguished names in a broad range of disciplines. Authors write on their areas of expertise, resulting in a text that upholds a high standard of scholarship and accessibility. Contains case studies and discussion questions, plus tables and graphs to illustrate important concepts.

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Contents

Methods and Indicators of Disease Burden
10
Comparisons and Trends in Disease Burden
35
Conclusion
50
Cultural Views of Health Illness and Healers
56
Theories of Health Behavior and Behavior Change
64
Conclusion
75
Chapter 4Infectious Diseases
139
Enteric Infections and Acute Respiratory Infections
151
Transboundary Problems
422
Pathways to the Future in an Unequal World
430
Chapter 9Complex Humanitarian Emergencies
439
Indirect Public Health Impact of Civil Conflict
447
Specific Health Outcomes
457
Prevention and Mitigation of CHES
472
Role of International National and Nongovernmental Organizations
499
Development of Human Resources
505

Bacterial Meningitis
159
Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS
169
Viral Hepatitis
176
Helminthiases
187
Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers
194
Conclusion
200
Chapter 5Nutrition
207
Chronic Diseases and Injury
293
Epidemiology of Principal Behavorial Risk Factors
318
Conclusion
324
Chapter 7Mental Health
331
Classification and Assessment of Mental Disorders
347
Historical Environmental and Social Contexts
356
Mental Health Policies and Programs for Low and Middle
366
Discussion Questions
372
Chapter 8Environmental Health
379
Household Exposures
404
CommunityLevel Exposures
413
Chapter 10The Design of Health Systems
515
The Role of the State
523
Chapter 11Health Systems Management
559
Human Resources Management
572
Physical Resources Management
581
Performance Budgeting
594
Conclusion
612
Chapter 13Global Cooperation in International Public Health
667
Why Do States Cooperate?
674
Vertical Representation
680
The Implications for Health
690
Discussion Questions
697
Putting Health on the Global Agenda
703
Acronyms
739
Sources
745
Index
757
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