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Description - Foundations for Global Health Practice by Lori DiPrete Brown

An essential introduction to global health in the modern world
Foundations for Global Health Practice offers a comprehensive introduction to global health with a focus on ethical engagement and participatory approaches. With a multi-sectoral perspective grounded in Sustainable Development Goals, the text prepares students for engagement in health care and public health and goes beyond traditional global health texts to include chapters on mental health, agriculture and nutrition, water and sanitation, and climate change. In addition to presenting core concepts, the book outlines principles for practice that enable students and faculty to plan and prepare for fieldwork in global health. The book also offers perspectives from global health practitioners from a range of disciplinary and geographic perspectives.
Exercises, readings, discussion guides and information about global health competencies and careers facilitate personal discernment and enable students to systematically develop their own professional goals and strategies for enriching, respectful, and ethical global health engagement.

Understand the essential concepts, systems, and principles of global health

Engage in up-to-date discussion of global health challenges and solutions

Learn practical skills for engagement in health care and beyond

Explore individual values and what it means to be an agent for change

Prevention, cooperation, equity, and social justice are the central themes of global health, a field that emphasizes the interdisciplinary, cross-sector, and cross-boundary nature of health care on a global scale. As the world becomes ever smaller and society becomes more and more interconnected, the broad view becomes as critical as the granular nature of practice. Foundations for Global Health Practice provides a complete and highly relevant introduction to this rich and rewarding field.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781118505564
ISBN-10: 1118505565
Format: Paperback / softback
(232mm x 189mm x 26mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2018
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lori DiPrete Brown

Lori DiPrete Brown, MPH, MTS, is the assistant director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. She has a leadership role in developing and sustaining global health programs, including Graduate and Undergraduate Certificates in Global Health, and a new campus-wide service-learning initiative, Wisconsin Without Borders. She co-directs core graduate and undergraduate courses in global public health, as well as electives related to quality improvement in low-income countries, and the health and human rights of children. She was a founding member of the Harvard Health and Human Rights group, and has served as an advisor to PEPFAR and USAID. Small print: The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is the U.S. Government initiative to help save the lives of those suffering from HIV/AIDS around the world. President John F. Kennedy create USAID through the Foreign Assistance Act in 1961; since then USAID has been the principal U.S. agency to extend assistance to countries recovering from disaster, trying to escape poverty, and engaging in democratic reforms.

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