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Global Health

An Introduction to Current and Future Trends, 2nd Edition

By Kevin McCracken, David R. Phillips


438 pages | 40 B/W Illus.

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Global Health continues to provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date and thought-provoking outline and understanding of the constantly evolving global health landscape. In this new edition the authors have maintained the successful structure and organisation of the previous edition to examine and explain recent health changes and consider likely future patterns. New or expanded topics covered include:

  • emerging and re-emerging infectious disease threats
  • increasing awareness of, and interest in, antimicrobial resistance and superbugs
  • terrorism, global conflict and health
  • the new UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
  • the drive for Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
  • the use of information technology in global health
  • substance abuse
  • palliative and end-of-life-care
  • ethical issues in global health.

Using clear and original explanations of complex issues, this text makes extensive use of boxed case studies and international examples, with discussion questions posed for readers at the end of each chapter. Readers will also be able to take advantage of the new website that was designed to complement this book.

Global Health is essential reading for students and researchers of global health, public health and development studies.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Concepts, Data, Measurement, Explanations 1. Global Health: An Introduction 2. Measuring Population Health and Disease 3. The Determinants of Population Health Part 2: Global Health and Health Transition - Past and Present - Places and Groups 4. Global Health: Where We Are and How We Got There 5. Global Health: Subnational Inequalities 6. Age and Lifecourse Transitions in Health 7. Major Contemporary Challenges in Global Health Part 3: Global Health Futures: Future Transitions and Health Planning 8. Health Systems, Finance and Planning 9. Global Environmental Change and Health 10. Geopolitics, Human Security and Health 11. Global Health Futures?

About the Authors

Kevin McCracken is an Honorary Fellow at Macquarie University, Australia and an Honorary Professor at Lingnan University, Hong Kong.

David R. Phillips is a Chair Professor at Lingnan University, Hong Kong, and an Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University, Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Epidemiology
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
MEDICAL / Public Health
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography