This brand new textbook presents a new approach to the teaching and understanding of global health. It describes the shared opportunities but also the problems that we all face, wherever we live, and the particular needs of the poorest people in every society. Covering subjects from epidemics and climate change, the need to staff and resource health services appropriately, the rich potential of science and technology, and the impacts of social and political change in the world around us, all is presented at a level appropriate for the student looking to gain an understanding of this broad and developing area.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Global Health. One world health: an overview of global health. Global health, demography and disease. Health, well-being and society. Latin America: social protection in health for the poor in Mexico. Culture, rights, equity and social justice. Health, food and the physical environment. Globalisaion, economics and power. Taking Action for Improvement. Global health initiatives, aid and development. Sub-Saharan Africa: escaping from dependency. Civil society, NGOs and partnerships. Patients, carers and professionals. Science and technology. India's health system: paradox of the lagging pace setter. Health systems and the great expansion of health care. The USA: Triple Aim and quality improvement. Services, quality and implementation. China: moving towards universal health coverage. Conclusions and the future.
Nigel Crisp is an independent member of the House of Lords and co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health. He is a former Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Service (NHS), the largest health system in the world. He works and writes extensively on global health issues.