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Case Studies In Global Health Millions Saved

Author : Ruth Levine
ISBN : 9780763746209
Genre : Medical
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Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved consists of 20 case studies, which illustrate real life, proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. Drawing from a rich evidence base, the accessible case write-ups highlight experiences in the scale up of health technologies, the strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. An overview chapter draws attention to the factors that contributed to each of the successes. Discussion questions help to bring out the main points and provide a point of departure for independent student research. Useful as a stand-alone text or as a complement to Essentials of Global Health, this book provides readers with a clear and inspiring picture of how global public health efforts have made a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Millions Saved

Author : Amanda Glassman
ISBN : 9781933286938
Genre : Social Science
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Over the past fifteen years, people in low- and middle-income countries have experienced a health revolution—one that has created new opportunities and brought new challenges. It is a revolution that keeps mothers and babies alive, helps children grow, and enables adults to thrive. Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health chronicles the global health revolution from the ground up, showcasing twenty-two local, national, and regional health programs that have been part of this global change. The book profiles eighteen remarkable cases in which large-scale efforts to improve health in low- and middle-income countries succeeded, and four examples of promising interventions that fell short of their health targets when scaled-up in real world conditions. Each case demonstrates how much effort—and sometimes luck—is required to fight illness and sustain good health. The cases are grouped into four main categories, reflecting the diversity of strategies to improve population health in low-and middle-income countries: rolling out medicines and technologies; expanding access to health services; targeting cash transfers to improve health; and promoting population-wide behavior change to decrease risk. The programs covered also come from various regions around the world: seven from sub-Saharan Africa, six from Latin America and the Caribbean, five from East and Southeast Asia, and four from South Asia.

Introduction To Global Health

Author : Jacobsen
ISBN : 9781284167351
Genre : Medical
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Introduction to Global Health, Third Edition, is a comprehensive look at today’s most critical global health issues. Unlike other texts of its kind, this book emphasizes possible solutions to global health concerns rather than just focusing on the problems.

Global Health 101

Author : Richard Skolnik
ISBN : 9780763797515
Genre : Medical
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Rev. ed. of: Essentials of global health. c2008.

Negotiating And Navigating Global Health

Author : Ellen Rosskam
ISBN : 9789814405225
Genre : Medical
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Diplomacy is undergoing profound changes in the 21st century, and global health is one of the areas where this is most apparent. The negotiation processes that shape and manage the global policy environment for health are increasingly conducted not only between public health experts representing health ministries of nation states but include many other major players at the national level and in the global arena. These include philanthropists and public-private players. As health moves beyond its purely technical realm to become an ever more critical element in foreign policy, security policy, and trade agreements, new skills are needed to negotiate global regimes, international agreements and treaties, and to maintain relations with a wide range of actors. The intent of this book is to provide learning tools for today's broad group of “new health diplomats” in the landscape of this ever-shifting, complex technical and political arena. The case studies are told as the negotiations were experienced by individuals who participated in the various debates, dialogues, negotiations, or by experts who have studied them. This collection fills an important gap in both knowledge and practice providing insight on how negotiations on global health issues have transpired, the successes, challenges, failures, tools and frameworks for negotiation, mechanisms of policy coherence, ways to achieve global health objectives internationally, and how global health diplomacy used as a foreign policy tool can improve relations between nations. Contents:Introduction: The Art and Practice of Conducting Global Health Negotiations in the 21st Century (Ilona Kickbusch and Ellen Rosskam)Navigating the Negotiating Space Between Geneva and New York: A Case Study in Foreign Policy and Global Health (Luvuyo Ndimeni)Public Health Diplomacy in the WTO: Experience from Developing Countries in Negotiations on Health and Related Services in GATS and Issues Related to Public Health in TRIPS (Ahmad Mukhtar)Negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control: Public Health Joins the Arcane World of Multilateral Diplomacy (Kenneth W Bernard)Negotiating the Revised International Health Regulations (IHR) (Rebecca Katz and Anna Muldoon)Transformative Diplomacy: Negotiation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel (Allyn L Taylor and Ibadat S Dhillon)Negotiating Issues Related to Pandemic Influenza Preparedness: The Sharing of Influenza Viruses and Access to Vaccines and Other Benefits (John E Lange)Negotiating Equitable Access to Influenza Vaccines: Global Health Diplomacy and the Controversies Surrounding Avian Influenza H5N1 and Pandemic Influenza H1N1 (David P Fidler)Preparing for Health Diplomacy Negotiations — Global Governance and the Case of Taiwan, WHO, and SARS (Bryan A Liang and Tim Mackey)China's Engagement with Global Health Diplomacy: Was SARS a Watershed? (Lai-Ha Chan, Lucy Chen and Jin Xu)Destruction of the Smallpox Virus Stocks: Negotiating for Consensus in the World Health Organization (Jonathan B Tucker)Negotiating in the World Health Organization: The Intergovernmental Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Public Health (Howard A Zucker)Taking the Fight Beyond Official Negotiations: Stakeholders Mobilise Against Counterfeit Drugs (James N Class)Global Health Workforce Alliance: Negotiating for Access to Health Workers for All (Mubashar Sheikh and Muhammad Mahmood Afzal)The US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: Negotiating a Recreation in Global Health and Development (Mark Dybul)Negotiating ARV Prices with Pharmaceutical Companies and the South African Government: A Civil Society/Legal Approach (Christopher J Colvin and Mark Heywood)Negotiating Health Reform in Kyrgyzstan: Government Management of Donors and Stakeholders (Judyth L Twigg)Yellow Fever and Health Diplomacy: International Efforts to Stop the Urban Yellow Fever Outbreak in Paraguay (Jon Kim Andrus, Alba María Ropero, Gladys Ghisays, Stacy Romero, Barbara Jauregui and Cuauhtemoc Ruiz Matus)Diplomacy and the Polio Immunization Boycott in Northern Nigeria (Judith R Kaufmann and Harley Feldbaum) Readership: Global health and international health programs in: universities, hospitals, foundations, government agencies, NGOs (addressing trade, health, specific diseases, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, climate change), research institutes, think tanks, international organizations. Diplomats in Ministries of Health, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Departments of State, government departments of public health, Ministries of Trade and Commerce, and firms that conduct lobbying for special interest groups on issues related to pharmaceuticals, health related issues, trade, technology related to health, climate change, and international health.

When People Come First

Author : João Biehl
ISBN : 9781400846801
Genre : Social Science
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When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work. The book demonstrates the crucial role of ethnography as an empirical lantern in global health, arguing for a more comprehensive, people-centered approach. Topics include the limits of technological quick fixes in disease control, the moral economy of global health science, the unexpected effects of massive treatment rollouts in resource-poor contexts, and how right-to-health activism coalesces with the increased influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health care. The contributors explore the altered landscapes left behind after programs scale up, break down, or move on. We learn that disease is really never just one thing, technology delivery does not equate with care, and biology and technology interact in ways we cannot always predict. The most effective solutions may well be found in people themselves, who consistently exceed the projections of experts and the medical-scientific, political, and humanitarian frameworks in which they are cast. When People Come First sets a new research agenda in global health and social theory and challenges us to rethink the relationships between care, rights, health, and economic futures.

Essentials Of Environmental Health

Author : Friis
ISBN : 9781284167412
Genre : Medical
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Essentials of Environmental Health is a clear and comprehensive study of the major topics of environmental health, including a background of the field and “tools of the trade” (environmental epidemiology, environmental toxicology, and environmental policy and regulation); Environmental diseases (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation); and Applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health).

Global Health Care Issues And Policies

Author : Carol Holtz
ISBN : 9781284122893
Genre : Medical
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Global Health Care: Issues and Policies, Third Edition provides students with current information on various global health topics. Written by academic authors, scientists and health practitioners, the text prepares students with a basic perspective of health policy issues from various geographical regions, and explains how they are affected by significant world events. The text addresses international health and healthcare at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. New to the Third Edition Updated content reflecting trends and issues New content on sex trafficking, social work and social determinants of health Contributed content by national recognized experts

A History Of Global Health

Author : Randall M. Packard
ISBN : 9781421420332
Genre : Medical
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Over the past century, hundreds of billions of dollars have been invested in programs aimed at improving health on a global scale. Given the enormous scale and complexity of these lifesaving operations, why do millions of people in low-income countries continue to live without access to basic health services, sanitation, or clean water? And why are deadly diseases like Ebola able to spread so quickly among populations? In A History of Global Health, Randall M. Packard argues that global-health initiatives have saved millions of lives but have had limited impact on the overall health of people living in underdeveloped areas, where health-care workers are poorly paid, infrastructure and basic supplies such as disposable gloves, syringes, and bandages are lacking, and little effort has been made to address the underlying social and economic determinants of ill health. Global-health campaigns have relied on the application of biomedical technologies—vaccines, insecticide-treated nets, vitamin A capsules—to attack specific health problems but have failed to invest in building lasting infrastructure for managing the ongoing health problems of local populations. Designed to be read and taught, the book offers a critical historical view, providing historians, policy makers, researchers, program managers, and students with an essential new perspective on the formation and implementation of global-health policies and practices.

The Global War On Tobacco

Author : Heather Wipfli
ISBN : 9781421416830
Genre : Business & Economics
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The tobacco industry has capitalized on numerous elements of globalization—including trade liberalization, foreign direct investment, and global communications—to expand into countries where effective tobacco control programs are not in place. As a consequence, tobacco is currently the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Each year, it kills more people than HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Amid evidence of an emerging pandemic, a committed group of public health professionals and institutions sought in the mid-1990s to challenge the tobacco industry’s expansion by negotiating a binding international law under the auspices of the World Health Organization. The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC)—the first collective global response to the causation of avoidable chronic disease—was one of the most quickly ratified treaties in United Nations history. In The Global War on Tobacco, Heather Wipfli tells the engaging story of the FCTC, from its start as an unlikely civil society proposal to its enactment in 178 countries as of June 2014. Wipfli also reveals how globalization offers anti-tobacco advocates significant cooperative opportunities to share knowledge and address cross-border public health problems. The book—the first to delve deeply into the origin and development of the FCTC—seeks to advance understanding of how non-state actors, transnational networks, and international institutionalization can impact global governance for health. Case studies from a variety of diverse high-, middle-, and low-income countries provide real-world examples of the success or failure of tobacco control. Aimed at public health professionals and students, The Global War on Tobacco is a fascinating look at how international relations is changing to respond to the modern global marketplace and protect human health.

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