Textbook of International Health

Textbook of International Health

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Here is an ideal first reference source for students and professionals working in the wide variety of disciplines concerned with international health. The volume synthesizes historical, cultural, environmental, economic, and political considerations to provide a comprehensive, global overview of the many factors that determine the health of individuals and populations. The major determinants of health status in all regions of the world are discussed, and interventions undertaken at community, national and international levels are described. Worldwide campaigns against major diseases such as smallpox, malaria and AIDS are examined for elements determining success and failure. International campaigns for primary health care, child survival, safe motherhood, diarrheal disease control, and childhood immunization are described and analysed. Attention is also given to the interpretation of numerical data, to the impact of science and technology, to ethical and policy considerations, and to the organization and functions of national health services and multi-national agencies.show more

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  • Hardback | 440 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 27.94mm | 793.78g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • figures and tables throughout
  • 0195048970
  • 9780195048971

Table of contents

Preface; Introduction; Historical background; What we want to know; The context of illness; The environmental and biological setting; Infant and maternal mortality; Development and health; Primary health care; Economic aspects; Policy and planning; Comparing national health care systems; Organizations working internationally; Three diseases: smallpox, malaria, AIDS; The role of science and technology; The international health profession; Indexshow more

About Paul F. Basch

About the Author Paul F. Basch is Professor of International Health at Stanford University. He holds degrees in biology and epidemiology, and has spent years of residence in developing countries. Dr. Basch has also conducted laboratory research in tropical and parasitic diseases.show more

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