Public Health at the Crossroads
Achievements and Prospects 2nd Revised edition
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Public Health at the Crossroads by Robert Beaglehole
Book DescriptionThis book is an introduction to public health as a discipline and a critique of its recent development. Identifying poverty as the greatest continuing threat to health worldwide, the authors, both of them prominent public health authorities, review epidemiological, demographic and public health trends internationally, and argue that the prospects for public health will improve only if health in a broad sense becomes a central concern of the policy-making process. This extensively revised edition reviews major health trends, the current state of the world's health, and the latest estimates of the global burden of disease. With examples drawn widely from rich and poor countries, the authors argue for an inclusive vision of public health based on the application in public policy of improved epidemiological understanding of the causes of disease. Of interest to all health professionals, it will be essential reading for those in public health and related fields.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521540476
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Beaglehole
Global Public Health, Paperback (July 2009)
This new edition addresses three major issues: the changing global context for public health; the state of public health practice in developed and developing countries; and strategies for strengthening the practice of public health in the twenty-first century.
Global Public Goods for Health, Hardback (June 2003)» View all books by Robert Beaglehole
This volume considers the aspects of health that may be classed as 'Global Public Goods' and considers how the concept helps to ensure their provision. The main focus of analysis is whether and how best, the GPG concept can be used to advance health of poor populations, especially those in poor countries.
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