Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies, by Merson, Michael H.
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- ISBN: 9780763785598 | 0763785598
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/1/2011
Designed for use in graduate level MPH programs, Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies, Third Edition examines the wide range of public health issues facing the many world populations today and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them.Formerly titled International Public Health, this comprehensive text gives particular attention to the public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries today, and identifies their three greatest challenges: reproductive health, infectious disease, and nutrition. Now recognized as the most authoritative text on global health, this thorough revision explores emerging health systems, their regulation, financing, and management, with an emphasis on the role of agencies in promoting health. Your students will come away with a clear understanding of the importance of health on the economic development of a nation, and the reciprocal impact of development on health status. Features:Chapter contributions from leading experts in global public healthCase studies throughoutDiscussion questions in each chapter