Critical Issues in Global Health / Edition 1

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Overview

Critical Issues in Global Health is an outstanding compAndium 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.
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Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
Medical and public health specialists from around the world survey the state of health in various countries, continents, and the world as a whole; the organizational landscape in global health; and organizations, management, leadership, and partnerships. The anthology is a call to action for citizens and public policy makers, not a scientific treatise. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Linda C. Baumann, PhD, RN, CS, FAAN (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Description: This compendium of essays, written by international health experts who represent an array of organizations and schools of public health, offers insights into topics selected as the most important issues facing the world's population.
Purpose: Chapters explore the present and future of global health and highlight the needs of developing countries. Some are excellent reviews and others seem to superficially cover complex topics.
Audience: This is an excellent overview for a graduate course on international health. The editors offer insights from experts on future needs in areas of research, health promotion, disease prevention, and financing healthcare.
Features: This book is divided into three parts. Part one reviews the population health status of eleven countries. Part two contains 29 chapters on topics relevant to global health—from chronic disease and tobacco control to terrorism and the relationship between oceans and human health. Chapters are written by recognized and accomplished experts from organizations such as the World Health Organization, Kellogg Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the American Public Health Association. The major weakness of the book is the inconsistency between chapters in the depth and scope of the topic covered.
Assessment: I am unaware of similar books in the field. I find some chapters disappointing — too general and too brief an overview of a complex topic to be of much value. I liked the organization of the book, with Part one containing a geographic perspective on global health status, Part two setting the specific agenda of topics for the future, and Part three containing descriptions of successful demonstrations of new approaches and new organizational and leadership models that will be needed. The book was generally convincing in its attempt to define the critical global health issues of the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787963774
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/6/2002
  • Series: Wiley Desktop Editions Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 504
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

C. Everett Koop, M.D., the former Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan, is Senior Scholar of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth College and the Elizabeth DeCamp McInerney Professor of Surgery at Dartmouth Medical School.

Clarence E. Pearson is senior advisor in the WHO office at the United Nations and former president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Health Education.

M. Roy Schwarz , M.D., is president of the China Medical Board of New York, Inc. He is the past senior vice president of the American Medical Association.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Jimmy Carter

Introduction

C. Everett Koop

Part One -Countries, Continents, And The World

1 The Future Of The World's Health

Gro Harlem Brundtland

2 Africa

Adetokunbo O. Lucas

3 Latin America And The Caribbean

George A. O. Alleyne

4 Eastern Mediterranean Region

Hussein A. Gezairy

5 Europe

Jo E. Asvall, Richard Alderslade

6 Western Pacific

Shigeru Omi

7 People's Republic Of China

Zhang Wenkang, M. Roy Schwarz

8 India

V. Ramalingaswami

9 Russian Federation

Jack W. Lesar, Yuri M. Komarov, Rafael G. Oganov,

Robert W. Porter

10 United States

J. Michael Mcginnis

11 Mexico

Juan Ram?n De La Fuente, Fernando Alvarez Del Rio, Roberto Tapia-Conyer, A. Rodrigo Ares De Parga

12 Canada

Irving Rootman, Trevor Hancock

Part Two -The Organizational Landscape In Global Health

13 Infectious Diseases

William H. Foege

14 Chronic Disease

James S. Marks, David V. Mcqueen

15 Mental Health

Eugene B. Brody

16 Tropical Diseases

Joseph A. Cook

17 The Outlook For Eradicating AIDS

Seth F. Berkley

18 -Future Worldwide Health Effects Of Current

Smoking Patterns 154

Richard Peto, Alan D. Lopez

19 Tobacco Control

Derek Yach

20 Environmental And Occupational Health

Bernard D. Goldstein

21 Environmental Health

Anthony J. Mcmichael, Alistair Woodward

22 Family And Reproductive Health

Allan Rosenfield, Elizabeth Tyler Crone

23 Maternal And Child Health

Pierre Buekens, J. T. Boerma

24 Midwifery

Judith P. Rooks, Ruth Watson Lubic

25 Building The Capacity Of Schools To Improve Health

Lloyd J. Kolbe, Jack T. Jones, Isolde Birdthistle,

Cheryl Vince Whitman

26 Women's Health

Adrienne Germain

27 Undernutrition

Barbara A. Underwood

28 The Nutritional Crisis To Come

W.P.T. James

29 Population And Health

Joseph Chamie

30 Interpersonal Violence

Lee Ann Hoff

31 Terrorism

Jessica Eve Stern

32 Urban Health

Jeremiah A. Barondess

33 Biomedical Research In The Next Century

Bruce Alberts

34 The Role And Potential Of Health Services Research

Gordon H. Defriese

35 Reinventing Medicine And Public Health

Kenneth I. Shine

36 Integrative Medicine

Andrew T. Weil

37 -Health Promotion, Health Education, And Disease Prevention

Lawrence W. Green, C. James Frankish

38 The Role Of Communication And Advertising

Thomas P. Lom

39 -Effective Communication As The Path To Ideal Health

Scott C. Ratzan

40 Changes Associated With Aging

Knight Steel

41 -The Relationship Between Oceans And Human Health

James D. Watkins, Anwar Huq

42 Careers In Public Health And Medical Care

Alexander H. Williams III

Part Three -Organizations, Management, Leadership, And Partnerships

43 -Shaping The Future Of Health Through Global Partnerships

William C. Richardson, John P. Allegrante

44 The Role Of Governments

Richard G. A. Feachem

45 The Role Of Business

William C. Steere Jr.

46 The Role Of The Nonprofit Sector

Kumi Naidoo

47 Business In Partnership With The Nonprofit Sector

Ralph S. Larsen

48 -The Nonprofit Sector In Partnership With Government

Nils Daulaire

49 Philanthropy And Global Health Equity

Lincoln C. Chen, Timothy G. Evans, Margaret E. Wirth

50 The Role Of Public Health Associations

Mohammad N. Akhter

51 The Mandate: Transformational Leadership

Gary L. Filerman, Clarence E. Pearson

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