The rapidly evolving world of global health and medicine in the palm of your hand
"The book's 17 multi-authored chapters cover contemporary global public health remarkably well....Overall, it is a superb introductory text for preclinical and public health novices in global health across a wide spectrum of health careers."Family Medicine Journal
"This is a welcome addition to the expanding roster of books on global health. It is well written and provides appropriate background information required to initiate any study program in global health. 3 Stars."Doody's Review Service
Understanding Global Health is the groundbreaking, go-to primer that puts global health and its many challenges into sharp focus like no other text.
Written with the nonspecialist in mind, this powerful resource expertly reviews all the core topics that you must know in order to thrive in this decentralized new global health environment. It's all here: unique, authoritative coverage of public health concepts, plus insights into infectious diseases and clinical medicine-everything you need to truly comprehend how global medicine is dramatically affecting today's practice of medicine-and to prepare for your role in it.
Reviewer:John S. Czachor, MD, FACP, FIDSA,FSHEA(Wright State University)
Description:This book assembles the core topics of global health into one volume with current references, timely examples, and attention to detail. Tables and figures are used liberally to enhance the written word, and practical case examples emphasize the learning points.
Purpose:The purpose is to comprehensively cover selected topics in global health in a manner that is easy for readers to understand. The depth and breadth of the material gives even those less experienced in the realm of global health an excellent starting point. Given the evolving interest in global health, this book helps fulfill the need for published and compiled information on this subject.
Audience:The editors have assembled a group of authors who are actively involved with the teaching and research of global health. These experts present up-to-date and thorough information in a logical fashion for readers interested in learning about this field. The book is aimed not only at seasoned professionals already practicing global health, but also novices. This book will serve all who want a nearly complete reference for background information and issues within the sphere of global health.
Features:The book addresses the origins and development of global health, delineates current issues of disease, politics, and people, and provides thoughtful insight into the future of those involved with global health. This book has current references and lists many Web sites. Particularly notable are the in-depth appraisal of the ethics of global health and the practical case examples and review questions at the end of each chapter. The large number of figures and tables enhance the text throughout.
Assessment:This is a welcome addition to the expanding roster of books on global health. It is well written and provides appropriate background information required to initiate any study program in global health.