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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This unique introduction to the essentials of global health has been constructed by medical students from all over the world through the help of Medsin (now Students for Global Health) and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA). The global student and trainee author team, recruited and guided initially by Drs Dan and Felicity Knights (themselves students and officers of Medsin when work commenced), identified the key areas to be covered. Then the book they put together was edited by two experts in the field: Mr B Sethia and Professor Parveen Kumar.

Royalties raised from this book go to a grant fund for student global health projects.

Key Features

Written by medical students and junior doctors from Students for Global Health and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA).

Edited by two experts in the field, Mr B Sethia and Professor Parveen Kumar.

Royalties go to a grant fund for student global health projects.

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