International Public Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies, 2nd Edition
Michael Merson, MD, Yale University Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Robert Black, MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Anne Mills, MA, DHSA, PhD, University of London, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Cloth cover: 703 pages
Jones & Bartlett
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By emphasizing diseases, programs, health systems, and health policies, this detailed revision helps readers understand the wide range of global public health issues and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them. This is a book that reflects both the scope and depth of challenges in global health and the dynamic nature of the field.
International Public Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems and Policies, Second Edition explores the public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries today, and identifies their three greatest challenges: reproductive health, infectious disease, and nutrition.
Containing case studies throughout and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book discusses emerging health systems, their regulation, financing, and management.
With an emphasis on the role of agencies in promoting health, this title illustrates the importance of health on the economic development of a nation, and the reciprocal impact of development on health status. Chapters include:
Measures of Health and Disease in Populations
Culture, Behavior, and Health
Chronic Diseases and Risks
Unintentional Injuries and Violence
The Design of Health Systems
Management and Planning for Public Health
Health and the Economy
Global Cooperation in International Public Health
Globalization and Health
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Michael Merson, M.D., is the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and the former Dean of Public Health in the Yale School of Medicine, and Director of Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. A medical epidemiologist, he worked for 17 years with the World Health Organization (WHO), serving initially as Director of the Diarrheal Diseases Control and Acute Respiratory Control Programs and then as Executive Director of the Global Program on AIDS. Before joining WHO, he was engaged in research on the etiology and epidemiology of diarrheal diseases in the United States and abroad. More recently he has written on global AIDS policy issues, which is his current major area of interest. Dr. Merson is a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and its Board on Global Health. He has served on numerous review panels and advisory committees for the U.S. National Institutes of Health, UNAIDS, World Bank and the Bill and Melinda Gates and Kaiser Foundations.
Robert Black, MD, MPH is the Edgar Berman Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health and Director of the Institute for International Programs of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Black is trained in internal medicine, preventive medicine, infectious diseases and epidemiology. He has served as a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and worked at institutions in Bangladesh and Peru on research related to childhood infectious diseases and nutritional problems. As a member of the US Institute of Medicine and advisory bodies of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the International Vaccine Institute, and other international organizations, he assists with the development of policies intended to improve child health.
Anne Mills, MA, DHSA, PhD is Professor of Health Economics and Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She has over 30 years’ experience in health-economics related research in developing countries, and has published widely in the fields of health economics and health systems including books on the role of government in health in developing countries, decentralization, the public private mix, and the economics of malaria. She founded, and is Head of, the Health Economics and Financing Programme, which has become one of the leading groups in the world developing and applying health economics’ theories and techniques to increase knowledge on how best to improve the equity and efficiency of developing country health systems. She has frequently acted as advisor to multilateral and bilateral agencies, including WHO.
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