Health Reference Series

Global Health Review, 1st Ed.

  • Author/Editor: Siva Ganesh Maharaja
  • Binding: Library binding
  • Trim Size: 7.25×9.25
  • Page Count: TBA
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  • Publication Date: Oct 2020
  • ISBN: 978-0-7808-1822-4
  • List Price: $95.00
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Global health—a widely used but poorly understood term can be defined in various ways. It is the understanding of healthcare in an international perspective and can be defined as placing priority on the improvement of health and achieving equity in health among the people worldwide through the help of study, research, and practices. Both medical and non-medical disciplines are taken into account in global initiatives including epidemiology, sociology, economic disparities, public policy, environmental factors, cultural studies, etc. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2016, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) contributed to 71 percent of deaths worldwide. Similarly, 85 percent of 15 million premature deaths (deaths between 30 to 70 years of age) were in low- and middle-income countries.

Global Health Review, First Edition begins with information on what is global health. It provides knowledge on what is global health justice and governance, global health equity and security, and some insight on global mental health. It gives some insight into social healthcare across the countries, along with detailed information on various diseases across the world namely influenza, pneumonia, STIs, etc., and the global pandemics and epidemics, the health status of women and children are also discussed. Facts about how climate and pollution affect human health are given. There are useful facts about COVID-19 mitigation strategies across the world. Additionally, general health-related statistics are presented, along with a glossary of related terms, and directories of helpful resources.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part 1: Global Health: An Overview begins with information on the concept of global health. It continues to provide useful details on disease classification and world life expectancy. There is statistical information from the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO), along with other statistics about the environmental, demographic, and socioeconomic factors that determine world health, further data on world health in 2020 and the predictions for the next five years. Some useful facts about the global health priority in the 21st century, health regulations and systems across the world are given. The part also covers details on biodiversity and health, what are the social determinants of health across countries and the medical agreements that are involved in world health.

Part 2: International Public Health: The Basics starts with an overview of public health and basic information about international public health. The essential factors required for global health, common health-related illnesses, global health justice, governance, equity, and security are also discussed. Useful information about the aging society, civil registration, hygiene, pollution, and climate change is outlined. There are helpful details about the different organizations that deal with global health such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations.

Part 3: World Health and Disease Management explain in detail the various diseases around the world such as influenza, pneumonia, HIV and AIDS, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Statistical reports on cancer, diabetes, heart diseases, coronavirus, and world happiness is also covered. The part highlights the various global pandemics and epidemics such as COVID-19, H1N1 swine flu, Ebola, AIDS, and so on, an overview of what is a pandemic or epidemic and a general statistic is also outlined. Apart from common diseases, other illnesses such as arsenic pollution, asbestos, organic pollutants, mercury and soil-transmitted helminth infections are also elaborated. It also identifies the global efforts in fighting infectious disease, and the changes in global health development post the COVID-19 situation. It gives insight into why tropical diseases require more attention and along with information on other health-related issues around the world such as substance use disorders (SUDs), diseases that occur due to the lack of vaccination and immunizations, substandardized, falsified, and medicines.

Part 4: World Health and the Global Population focuses on the global health of special populations such as women and children. The mental health and violence against women in different countries and how obesity affects the health of the global population is discussed. It also outlines information on aging and health along with facts about effective rural health delivery models.

Part 5: World Health Programs and Financing discusses the various global health programs and how technology has an impact on the health of people worldwide. It also provides valuable information on health financing and workforce and the global spending patterns on health. Helpful details on healthcare coverage across different countries is provided highlighting why it is important to have a work-life balance and increased access to healthcare to achieve better health. The part concludes with information on foreign aids and NGOs’ role in improving global health.

Part 6: Additional Information includes information about a glossary of related terms and conditions and a directory of organizations.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes access to Health Reference Series Online
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts