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Global Health 101 (Essential Public Health) [Paperback]

Richard Skolnik
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August 15, 2011 0763797510 978-0763797515 2
Global Health 101, Second Edition (formerly titled Essentials of Global Health) is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health. It illustrates key themes with an extensive set of case studies, examples, and the latest evidence. While the book offers a global perspective, particular attention is given to the health-development link, to developing countries, and to the health needs of poor and disadvantaged people. Global Health 101 builds on the success of an introductory global health course taught by the author at the George Washington School of Public Health and Health Services and is ideally suited for the the Association of American Colleges and Universities recommended course by the same name. The text is accompanied by a wealth of instructor’s resources, as well as a robust companion website with videos, presentations, and references intended to help both teachers and students. Richard Skolnik is the winner of numerous honors for teaching, has taught global health for 8 years, and has more than 30 years of experience as a global health practitioner in multilateral, university, and NGO settings. He has been actively involved in dealing with critical issues in global health at country level and at the highest levels of international health policy making. Learn more about the author. “Richard Skolnik's Essentials of Global Health is so comprehensive that it will be key reading in international health. In accessible language, he explains why good health is crucial to economic development, what indicators help track changes in global health, and requirements for good health systems. Approaches to solving world health problems must be under pinned by good ethics and human rights guidelines, he says, and local practices and cultures must not be ignored. Skolnik looks in detail at children's and women's health, and at the different challenges of tackling communicative and non-communicative disease in developing countries. He also maps out the key players in global health and looks ahead to future challenges.” —The Lancet, October 2007 The book is organized in four parts: - Principles, Measurements, and the Health-Development Link: The principles of Global Health; Health Determinants, Measurements, and Trends; and Health, Education, Poverty, and the Economy. - Cross-Cutting Global Health Themes: Human Rights, Ethics, and Global Health; An Introduction to Health Systems; and Culture and Health. - The Burden of Disease: The Environment and Health; Nutrition and Health; Women’s Health; Child Health; Infectious Diseases; Non-Communicable Diseases; and Unintentional Injuries. - Working Together to Improve Global Health: Conflicts, Natural Disasters, and Other Emergencies; Cooperating to Improve Global Health; and, Science Technology, and the Public’s Health.” Updates to the Second Edition: Updated tables and charts to include the most recent data on the burden of disease and risk factors - An expanded section on health disparities and health equity - A greatly expanded section on Neglected Tropical Diseases - An expanded section on the financing of global health and innovative financing mechanisms - Additional information on drug resistance and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases - Additional information on innovative mechanisms for program implementation in areas related to key chapter topics, such as performance based financing in maternal health, TB, and health systems development - An expanded section on public-private partnerships and product development partnerships for health - Additional examples and mini-case studies in all of the core chapters - A new chapter on “Careers in Global Health”, with information on careers, which would be illustrated with profiles of global health leaders from around the world, who model those careers Looking for more real-life evidence? Check out Cases 1, 3, 6, 7, & 13 in Essential Case Studies in Public Health, Putting Public Health into Practice.

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Product Details

  • Series: Essential Public Health
  • Paperback: 434 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2 edition (August 15, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763797510
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763797515
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Introductory Text November 21, 2012
I teach several courses on global health and have found this book to be very good. It is clear, organized, and to the point. It provides students with sufficient background about the major topics of interest in global health that they are able to engage in in-depth discussions in the classroom. It's particularly good for covering some of the drier information that an instructor doesn't necessarily need to go over in the classroom, which then leaves room for case studies and a more detailed presentation of a few select topics in the classroom.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW June 4, 2013
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This was a wonderful textbook. Even after i was done with it, i kept it as a great reference. Very written, can not asked for any better.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too much for 101. April 28, 2012
By Barrrrb
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This text is very informative. There are many explains regarding health, public health, and world health. Unfortunately, the amount of information provided in the text was very overwhelming. As the previous reviewer has stated, the pages are covered with a lot of text. I would discourage professors from using this text, unless they will solely focus their lectures on this.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too Ambitious and Unfocused October 7, 2012
By Erica
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The main issue with this book is that there is entirely too much content covered in each chapter. Instead of focusing on a few high priority points, the author seems to get bogged down in a myriad of statistics and nuances that don't really add a lot of value to the chapter.

It is very difficult to get through the text and eventually one resolves to just skim the chapters to parcel out the main points instead of reading all of the fine details. For an entry level global health book, I found this to be book to be too ambitious.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it October 18, 2013
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better than what i expected. this book is useful especially for Public Health students, it shows the real world of the poorer.
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1.0 out of 5 stars never got anything September 26, 2013
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i never got my items and there is no place to contact the seller. it says that my items were shipped to vegas and i live in new york. i need my money back, so if you(seller see this contact me)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great rental September 2, 2013
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This book was in great condition. I cannot complain since I will only need it for the semester. Very satisfied.
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