Critical Issues in Global Health / Edition 1

Critical Issues in Global Health / Edition 1

by C. Everett Koop
     
 

Critical Issues in Global Health "The miracles of science could and should be shared equally in the world. There is a growing chasm between those of us who are rich, powerful, and healthy and those who are poor, weak, and suffering from preventable diseases. If we are to improve health, we must concentrate on existing disparities in opportunities, resources,

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Critical Issues in Global Health "The miracles of science could and should be shared equally in the world. There is a growing chasm between those of us who are rich, powerful, and healthy and those who are poor, weak, and suffering from preventable diseases. If we are to improve health, we must concentrate on existing disparities in opportunities, resources, education, and access to health programs. Only to the extent that we can eliminate these inequities will our dreams for global health in the twenty-first century be realized." —from the foreword by Jimmy Carter Critical Issues in Global Health is an outstanding compendium of knowledge and thought—from a distinguished panel of internationally renowned medical and public health experts—that offers insight into the most important health issues facing our world's populations. The volume's individual contributors represent a wide range of prestigious health organizations and institutions including the World Health Organization, National Academy of Sciences, Kellogg and Rockefeller Foundations, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the American Public Health Association. Edited by C. Everett Koop, Clarence E. Pearson, and M. Roy Schwarz, these never-before-published essays explore the future of international health and explain what will be required in order to provide adequate health and medical care worldwide, especially for underdeveloped countries.Comprehensive in scope, this impressive resource is divided into three major sections: Countries, Continents, and the World; The Organizational Landscape in Global Health; and Organizations, Management, Leadership, and Partnerships. In the opening essay, Gro Harlem Brundtland, the Secretary General of the World Health Organization, presents a dynamic global view of the world's health. The chapters in this section also contain a wealth of informative essays on the major continents and regions of the world and include instructive health portraits of China, I

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787948245
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/09/2000
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.17(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Foreward by Jimmy Carter.

Introduction by C. Everett Koop.

COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS, AND THE WORLD.

The Future of the World's Health (G. Brundtland).

Africa (A. Lucas).

Latin America and the Caribbean (G. Alleyene).

Eastern Mediterranean Region (H. Gezairy).

Europe (J. Asvall & R. Alderslade).

Western Pacific (S. Omi).

People's Republic of China (Z. Wen Kang & M. Schwarz).

India (V. Ramalingaswami).

Russian Federation (J. LeSar, et al.).

United States (J. McGinnis).

Mexico (J. Ramon de la Fuente, et al.).

Canada (I. Rootman & T. Hancock).

THE ORGANIZATIONAL LANDSCAPE IN GLOBAL HEALTH: ISSUES AND OUTCOMES.

Infectious Diseases (W. Foege).

Chronic Disease (J. Marks & D. McQueen).

Mental Health (E. Brody).

Tropical Diseases (J. Cook).

The Outlook for Eradicating AIDS (S. Berkley).

The Future of Worldwide Smoking Patterns (R. Peto & A. Lopez).

Tobacco Control (D. Yach).

Environmental and Occupational Health (B. Goldstein).

Environmental Health (A. McMichael & A. Woodward).

Family and Reproductive Health (A. Rosenfield & E. Crone).

Maternal and Child Health (P. Buekens & T. Boerma).

Midwifery (J. Rooks & R. Lubic).

Building the Capacity of Schools to Improve Health (L. Kolbe, et al.).

Women's Health (A. Germain).

Undernutrition (B. Underwood).

The Nutritional Crisis to Come (W. James).

Population and Health (J. Chamie).

International Violence (L. Hoff).

Terrorism (J. Stern).

Urban Health (J. Barondess).

Biomedical Research in the Next Century (B. Alberts).

The Role and Potential of Health Services Research (G. deFriese).

Reinventing Medicine and Public Health (K. Shine).

Integrative Medicine (A. Weil).

Health Promotion, Health Education, and Disease Prevention (L. Green & C. Frankish).

The Role of Communication and Advertising (T. Lom).

Effective Communication as the Path to Ideal Health (J. Watkins & A. Huq).

Changes Associated with Aging (R. Steel).

The Relationship Between Oceans and Human Health (J. Watkins & A. Huq).

Quality Management in Health Care (P. Batalden & M. Splaine).

Careers in Public Health and Medical Care (A. Williams).

ORGANIZATIONS, MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP, AND PARTNERSHIPS.

Shaping the Future of Health Through Global Partnerships (W. Richardson & J. Allegrante).

The Role of Governments (R. Feachem).

The Role of Business (W. Steere).

The Role of the Nonprofit Sector (K. Naidoo).

Business in Partnership with the Nonprofit Sector (R. Larsen).

The Nonprofit Sector in Partnership with Government (N. Daulaire).

Philanthropy and Global Health Equity (L. Chen, et al.).

The Role of Public Health Associations (M. Akhter).

Looking Ahead (G. Filerman & C. Pearson).

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