Essentials of Global Health - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702066078

Essentials of Global Health

1st Edition

Editors: Babulal Sethia Parveen Kumar
Paperback ISBN: 9780702066078
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th April 2018
Page Count: 480

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Table of Contents

What is Global Health?

  • A History of Global Health
  • Key Concepts in Global Health
  • The Global Burden of Disease
  • Determinants of Health
  • Evaluation of Healthcare

Healthcare Provision

  • Health Systems
  • Health Sectors
  • Universal Health Coverage
  • Access to Medicines
  • The Health Workforce

Global Health Actors

  • The UN and the WHO
  • International Organisations

  • National Governments
  • Non-Governmental Organisations and Social Movements
  • Building Equitable Partnerships

Politics, Economics and Education

  • Poverty, Social Inequality and Health
  • Trade and Health
  • Health and Industry
  • The Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Health Policy and Research
  • Education and Health

Law, Ethics and Human Rights

  • Human Rights and Health
  • Law and Health
  • Access to Health for Vulnerable Groups
  • Ethics and Health
  • Social Theories and Health
  • Culture, Religion, Ethnicity and Health

Specific Global Health Challenges

  • Communicable Diseases
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • Non-Communicable Diseases
  • Ageing & Dying
  • Mental Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Child Health
  • Global Dental Health
  • Violence & Injury

The Environment

  • Climate Change and Energy
  • Natural Disasters
  • Conflict and Health
  • Food and Agriculture
  • Urbanisation and Transport
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene


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About the Editor

Babulal Sethia

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Congenital Heart Surgeon, Royal Brompton Hospital, London; President Elect and Lead for Global Health, The Royal Society of Medicine, London UK

Parveen Kumar

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine & Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, and Honorary Consultant Physician; Gastroenterologist, Barts and The London Hospitals NHS Trust and Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK