By emphasizing diseases, programs, health systems, and health policies, this detailed revision helps readers understand the wide range of global public health issues and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them. This title explores the public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries today, and identifies their three greatest challenges: reproductive health, infectious disease, and nutrition.
This text addresses public health problems and challenges currently facing low and middle-income countries. With an emphasis on diseases, programs, health systems, and policies, it reflects the scope and depth of challenges in global health promotion. Merson (public health, Yale U. School of Medicine), Robert E. Black (international health, John Hopkins U.) and Anne J. Mills (public health and policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine) present 14 contributions that assess needs, suggest approaches for improvement of health programs and policies, and discuss future challenges for advancing health promotion and disease prevention worldwide. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)