Global Health Lecture Notes: Issues, Challenges, and Global Action

Editor/Author Armstrong-Mensah, Elizabeth A.
Publication Year: 2017
Publisher: Wiley

Single-User Purchase Price: $55.00
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ISBN: 978-1-119-11021-7
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 48
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

Global Health Lecture Notes: Issues, Challenges and Global Action provides a thorough introduction to a wide range of important global health issues and explores the resources and skills needed for this rapidly expanding area.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Essentials of global health
  • Summary of key points
  • Evolution and concept of global health
  • The Concept of global health
  • Key global health concepts
  • Defining features of global health
  • Global versus international health
  • Significance of global health in today's world
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 2 Globalization, infectious diseases, and global health
  • Summary of key points
  • Epidemiological transition
  • The second epidemiological transition: Age of Receding Pandemics
  • The concept of globalization
  • Evolution and features of globalization
  • Disease and human history
  • Emerging and re‐emerging infectious diseases
  • World trade and global health
  • Effects of globalization on health
  • Health challenges due to globalization
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 3 Noncommunicable diseases
  • Summary of key points
  • The Concept of noncommunicable diseases
  • Types of noncommunicable diseases
  • Noncommunicable disease risk factors
  • Challenges of noncommunicable disease prevention and control
  • Global strategies and action
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 4 Global burden of disease and measurement
  • Summary of key points
  • Health and disease
  • Social determinants of health
  • Key health status indicators
  • The concept of global burden of disease
  • Indicators for measuring global burden of disease
  • Rationale for measuring global burden of disease
  • Patterns of global disease distribution
  • Global burden of disease measurement challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 5 Culture, behavior, and global health
  • Summary of key points
  • The concept of culture
  • Significance of culture to health
  • Perceptions of health, illness, and disease
  • Cultural practices that affect health
  • Theories of health behavior
  • Cultural competency skills for global health
  • Health behavior challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 6 Water, sanitation, and global health
  • Summary of key points
  • Key water and sanitation terms
  • Water and sanitation‐related diseases
  • Women, water, and sanitation
  • Effects of unsafe water and poor sanitation on global health
  • Investing in safe water supply and sanitation
  • Global water and sanitation coverage and progress
  • Global water and sanitation challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 7 Global hunger, nutrition, and food security
  • Summary of key points
  • Global hunger and malnutrition
  • Key concepts related to hunger and malnutrition
  • Micronutrient deficiencies
  • Global burden of hunger and malnutrition
  • Food security
  • Measuring hunger and nutritional status
  • Global challenges of hunger, malnutrition, and food security
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 8 Global health and human rights
  • Summary of key points
  • The Concept of human rights
  • International and regional human rights instruments
  • The right to health
  • The right to health and special populations
  • Global and national obligations towards the right to health
  • Challenges to the right to health
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 9 Natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies
  • Summary of key points
  • The Concept of disaster
  • Natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies
  • Global instances of natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies
  • Global impact of natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies
  • Managing natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies
  • Natural disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies management challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 10 Gender and global sexual and reproductive health
  • Summary of key points
  • Gender versus sex
  • Gender roles and gender power relations
  • Concepts of sexual and reproductive health
  • Reproductive ill health and global disease burden
  • Unsafe abortion
  • Gender‐based violence
  • Family planning
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health challenges
  • Global strategies and action for improving sexual and reproductive health
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 11 Health systems and global health
  • Summary of key points
  • The concept of a health system
  • Health system models, goals, and building blocks
  • Health system goals and functions
  • Health system resources and management
  • Health systems in low‐ middle‐ and high‐income countries
  • Health system strengthening
  • Health system challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 12 Financing global health
  • Summary of key points
  • The concept of health financing
  • Functions of health financing
  • Methods of health financing
  • Health expenditure in low‐, middle‐, and high‐income countries
  • Global health financing challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 13 Ethics in global health research, design, and practice
  • Summary of key points
  • The concept of research ethics
  • Historical background of ethics in health research
  • Global health research
  • Ethical issues in global health research in resource‐poor settings
  • Controversies and challenges in global health research
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 14 Health‐related millennium development goals and global health
  • Summary of key points
  • Health‐related Millennium Development Goals targets and indicators
  • Health‐related MDG progress
  • Critique of the health‐related MDGs
  • Health‐related MDG challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Post MDGs
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 15 Global health partnerships and governance
  • Summary of key points
  • The Concept of global health partnerships
  • Purpose and benefits of global health partnerships
  • Characteristics of good global health partnerships
  • Focus of global health partnerships
  • Actors and funders of global health partnerships
  • Successes of global health partnerships
  • The concept of global health governance
  • Challenges of global health partnerships and governance
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING
  • 16 Evaluating global health projects
  • Summary of key points
  • The concept of evaluation
  • Key evaluation concepts
  • Rationale for evaluating global health projects
  • Program evaluation framework
  • Program evaluation standards
  • Types of evaluation
  • Logic model and evaluation plan design
  • Real‐world evaluation challenges
  • Global action and strategies
  • Discussion points
  • REFERENCES
  • FURTHER READING