The Atlas of Health
Mapping the Challenges and Causes of Disease
By (author) Diarmuid O'Donovan
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Atlas of Health by Diarmuid O'Donovan
Book DescriptionWinner of the BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science and the BMA Medical Book Award for Public Health. This is a major new graphic profile of global health. The atlas maps the causes and incidences of the major diseases as well as the economic, social and environmental factors that impact on people's health worldwide. Bringing together the latest data and charting recent trends in health and disease, it also addresses how health needs are identified, health policy is developed, and the delivery and quality of health services. The atlas covers a wide range of topics including: * life expectancy * malnutrition and obesity * water and sanitation * cancer * heart disease * diabetes * tobacco and alcohol * migration and refugees * climate change * infectious diseases, from malaria to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis * mental health * SARS, avian flu and pandemic planning * urbanization * healthcare acquired infection and antibiotic resistance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844074655
(246mm x 189mm x mm)
Imprint: Earthscan Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Diarmuid O'Donovan
Diarmuid O'Donovan MD MSc FFPHMI DTM&H is senior lecturer in Social & Preventive Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Director of Public Health in the Health Service Executive, Western Area. A medical doctor based in Ireland, with postgraduate training in general practice and public health, he has has worked in Ireland, UK, Zambia and the Gambia. His research covers health policy; health inequities; environmental health; sexually transmitted infections and HIV; reproductive, maternal and child health; health and human rights. A consultant to Irish Aid on health and development issues, he also chairs the Irish Forum for Global Health.
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