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Global Health, Fourth Edition
Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies

Author(s): Michael H. Merson, MD, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Robert E. Black, MD, MPH, Professor and Director, Institute for International Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
Anne J. Mills, PhD, Professor and Deputy Director and Provost, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
  • ISBN-13: 9781284122626
  • Hardcover    958 pages      © 2020
Price: $96.95 US List
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Global Health: Diseases, Programs, Systems, and Policies, Fourth Edition brings together contributions from the world's leading authorities into a single comprehensive text. It thoroughly examines the wide range of global health challenges facing low- and middle-income countries today and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them. These challenges include measurement of health status, infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, nutrition, reproductive health, global environmental health, and complex emergencies.

The book also explores the financing and management of emerging health systems as well as the roles of nation states, international agencies, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations in promoting health.

Designed for graduate-level students, this text provides an expansive view of today’s issues and challenges in global health and be an invaluable resource in the years to come.

Updated throughout to reflect new and emerging issues, the Fourth Edition offers:

  • Five new chapters: Global Health, Human Rights and Ethics; Public Health Infrastructure; Innovation, Technology, and Design; International Trade and Health; and Global Health Governance and Diplomacy
  • Contributions from leading experts in their fields in both new and existing chapters
  • Case studies throughout the text provide concrete examples of key points and concepts in each chapter. 
Chapter  1  Measures of Health and Disease in Populations
Chapter  2  Culture, Behavior, and Health
Chapter  3  Global Health, Human Rights and Ethics
Chapter  4  Understanding and acting on Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity
Chapter  5  Reproductive Health
Chapter  6  Infectious Diseases
Chapter  7  Nutrition
Chapter  8  Chronic Diseases and Risks
Chapter  9  Unintentional Injuries and Violence
Chapter  10  Global Mental Health
Chapter  11  Environmental and Occupational Health
Chapter  12  Complex Emergencies
Chapter  13  The Design of Health Systems
Chapter  14  Public Health Infrastructure
Chapter  15  Management and Planning for Public Health
Chapter  16  Pharmaceuticals
Chapter  17  Innovation, Technology and Design
Chapter  18  Evaluations of Large-Scale Health Programs
Chapter  19  Health and 'The Economy'
Chapter  20  International Trade and Health
Chapter  21  Global Health Governance and Diplomacy

Michael H. Merson, MD-Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Michael H. Merson, MD is the Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health at Duke University. He joined the Duke faculty in November 2006 as the founding director of the Duke Global Health Institute and served in that role through 2017. In addition, he was Vice President and Vice Provost for Global Affairs from 2011-2018, and Vice Chancellor for Duke-National University of Singapore Affairs from 2010-2016.

He has held leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases Research, Bangladesh, served as Director of the World Health Organization’s Diarrheal and Acute Respiratory Control Programs and Global Program on AIDS, and was the first Dean of Public Health at Yale University. Dr. Merson’s research and writings have been primarily on the etiology of diarrheal diseases in low- and middle-income countries, HIV prevention and policy and academic global health. He has served as an advisor to a number of international organizations and advisory bodies; is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine; and has received two honorary degrees and the U.S. Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal.

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Robert E. Black, MD, MPH-Professor and Director, Institute for International Programs, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland

Robert E. Black, MD, MPH is the Edgar Berman Professor and Chair of the Department of International Health and Director of the Institute for International Programs of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. As a member of the U.S. Institute of Medicine and advisory bodies of the World Health Organization, the International Vaccine Institute, and other international organizations, he assists with the development of programs and policies intended to improve child health and nutrition. Dr. Black currently chairs the WHO/ UNICEF Child Health Epidemiology Reference Group and the Child Health and Nutrition Research Initiative. He has more than 500 scientific journal publications derived from his international research. Dr. Black received the Programme for Global Paediatric Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to Global Child Health in 2010, the Prince Mahidol Award in Public Health in 2010, and the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award in 2011.

Anne J. Mills, PhD-Professor and Deputy Director and Provost, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England

Anne J. Mills, PhD is Deputy Director and Provost of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Professor of Health Economics and Policy. She has degrees from Oxford University (MA), Leeds University (Diploma), and London University (PhD). After 2 years as Overseas Development Institute Fellow and Economist in the Ministry of Health in Malawi, she spent 3 years at the University of Leeds studying health planning in the NHS, and moved to the LSHTM in 1979.

She has researched and published widely in the fields of health economics and health systems in low and middle income countries and continues to be involved in research on financial protection in South Africa, Tanzania, India and Thailand. She has had continuing involvement in supporting capacity development in health economics in universities, research institutes and governments. She has been involved in numerous policy initiatives including WHO's Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. She is a Foreign Associate of the US Institute of Medicine, a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, and in 2009 she received the Prince Mahidol Award in the field of medicine. In 2013, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and in 2015, she was made a Dame in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, for services to international health.

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