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.
- 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
Table of Contents
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
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