Introducing Global Health: Practice, Policy, and Solutions
This book addresses key issues of global health with a focus on fundamentals, causes, and solutions that is compelling and appealing to students in a variety of majors and levels. It offers a contemporary overview of major issues in global public health and their interplay. Introductory material includes the history of global economic development and alternatives to traditional economic development; models that emphasize education and health; the challenge of poverty and disease; the threat of war and corruption; and the essential role of gender. Case studies focus on developing socialist economies, mixed economies, and new emerging superpowers.