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Critical issues in global health
Koop, C. Everett (Charles Everett), 1916-2013.
First edition.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, [2001]

Physical Description:
xxvi, 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Pt.1. Countries, continents, and the world. The future of the world's health -- Africa -- Latin America and the Caribbean -- Eastern Mediterranean region -- Europe -- Western Pacific -- People's Republic of China -- India -- Russian Federation -- United States -- Mexico -- Canada. pt. 2. The organizational landscape in global health. Infectious diseases -- Chronic disease -- Mental health -- Tropical diseases -- The outlook for eradicating AIDS -- Future worldwide health effects of current smoking patterns -- Tobacco control -- Environmental and occupational health -- Environmental health --Family and reproductive health -- Maternal and child health -- Midwifery -- Building the capacity of schools to improve health -- Women's health -- Undernutrition -- The nutritional crisis to come -- Population and health -- Interpersonal violence -- Terrorism -- Urban health -- Biomedical research in the next century -- The role and potential of health services research -- Reinventing medicine and public health -- Integrative medicine -- Health promotion, health education, and disease prevention -- The role of communication and advertising -- Effective communication as the path to ideal health -- Changes associated with aging -- The relationship between oceans and human health -- Careers in public health and medical care. pt. 3. Organizations, management, leadership, and partnerships. Shaping the future of health through global partnerships -- The role of governments -- The role of business -- The role of the nonprofit sector -- Business in partnership with the nonprofit sector -- The nonprofit sector in partnership with government -- Philanthropy and global health equity -- The role of public health associations -- The mandate : transformational leadership.
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Critical Issues in Global Health is an outstanding compAndium of knowledge and thought--from a distinguished panel of internationally renowned medical and public health experts--that offers insight into the most important health issues facing our world's populations. The volume's individual contributors represent a wide range of prestigious health organizations and institutions including the World Health Organization, National Academy of Sciences, Kellogg and Rockefeller Foundations, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and the American Public Health Association. Edited by C. Everett Koop, Clarence E. Pearson, and M. Roy Schwarz, these never-before-published essays explore the future of international health and explain what will be required in order to provide adequate health and medical care worldwide, especially for underdeveloped countries.

Author Notes

C. EVERETT KOOP, M.D., the former Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan, is Senior Scholar of the C. Everett Koop Institute at Dartmouth College and the Elizabeth DeCamp McInerney Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School. CLARENCE E. PEARSON is president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Health Education. He is the former vice president of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management. M. ROY SCHWARZ , M.D. is president of the China Medical Board of New York, Inc. He is the past senior vice president of the American Medical Association.

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From material contributed by 75 internationally renowned medical and public health experts, Koop, Pearson, and Schwarz have compiled an excellent look at the current state of health in the world and predictions for the 21st century. Chapters include references, tables, and occasionally additional reading sources for topics covered. Part 1 presents the current state of health on each continent, with chapters specifically about China, India, Russia, the US, Mexico, and Canada. Each discusses the progress made in the last century, health issues today, and predictions (positive and negative) for the new millennium and next century, depending on governments and social and health systems in existence today. Part 2 presents the most pressing health issues facing the world and possible outcomes based on research, education, control, and prevention programs. Part 3 looks at organizations and partnerships in existence and postulated in the future. Outlined throughout are progress towards eradication of some diseases and what new diseases may be encountered. Recommended for public health practitioners and researchers, and academic institutions offering degrees in public health or public health courses in health science fields. Graduate students through professionals. D. C. Duggar; Louisiana State University Health Science Center, Shreveport

Table of Contents

Jimmy CarterC. Everett KoopGro Harlem BrundtlandAdetokunbo O. LucasGeorge A. O. AlleyneHussein A. GezairyJo E. Asvall and Richard AldersladeShigeru OmiZhang Wenkang and M. Roy SchwarzV. RamalingaswamiJack W. LeSar and Yuri M. Komarov and Rafael G. Oganov and Robert W. PorterJ. Michael McGinnisJuan Ramon de la Fuente and Fernando Alvarez del Rio and Roberto Tapia-Conyer and A. Rodrigo Ares de PargaIrving Rootman and Trevor HancockWilliam H. FoegeJames S. Marks and David V. McQueenEugene B. BrodyJoseph A. CookSeth F. BerkleyRichard Peto and Alan D. LopezDerek YachBernard D. GoldsteinAnthony J. McMichael and Alistair WoodwardAllan Rosenfield and Elizabeth Tyler CronePierre Buekens and J. T. BoermaJudith P. Rooks and Ruth Watson LubicLloyd J. Kolbe and Jack T. Jones and Isolde Birdthistle and Cheryl Vince WhitmanAdrienne GermainBarbara A. UnderwoodW.P.T. JamesJoseph ChamieLee Ann HoffJessica Eve SternJeremiah A. BarondessBruce AlbertsGordon H. DeFrieseKenneth I. ShineAndrew T. WeilLawrence W. Green and C. James FrankishThomas P. LomScott C. RatzanKnight SteelJames D. Watkins and Anwar HuqAlexander H. Williams IIIWilliam C. Richardson and John P. AllegranteRichard G. A. FeachemWilliam C. Steere Jr.Kumi NaidooRalph S. LarsenNils DaulaireLincoln C. Chen and Timothy G. Evans and Margaret E. WirthMohammad N. AkhterGary L. Filerman and Clarence E. Pearson
About the C. Everett Koop Institutep. xiv
About the National Center for Health Educationp. xvi
Forewordp. xix
Introductionp. xxiii
Part 1 Countries, Continents, and the Worldp. 1
1 The Future of the World's Healthp. 3
2 Africap. 12
3 Latin America and the Caribbeanp. 21
4 Eastern Mediterranean Regionp. 29
5 Europep. 37
6 Western Pacificp. 47
7 People's Republic of Chinap. 56
8 Indiap. 62
9 Russian Federationp. 71
10 United Statesp. 80
11 Mexicop. 91
12 Canadap. 101
Part 2 The Organizational Landscape in Global Healthp. 109
13 Infectious Diseasesp. 111
14 Chronic Diseasep. 117
15 Mental Healthp. 127
16 Tropical Diseasesp. 135
17 The Outlook for Eradicating AIDSp. 144
18 Future Worldwide Health Effects of Current Smoking Patternsp. 154
19 Tobacco Controlp. 162
20 Environmental and Occupational Healthp. 170
21 Environmental Healthp. 180
22 Family and Reproductive Healthp. 188
23 Maternal and Child Healthp. 196
24 Midwiferyp. 203
25 Building the Capacity of Schools to Improve Healthp. 212
26 Women's Healthp. 221
27 Undernutritionp. 229
28 The Nutritional Crisis to Comep. 238
29 Population and Healthp. 251
30 Interpersonal Violencep. 260
31 Terrorismp. 272
32 Urban Healthp. 280
33 Biomedical Research in the Next Centuryp. 287
34 The Role and Potential of Health Services Researchp. 297
35 Reinventing Medicine and Public Healthp. 305
36 Integrative Medicinep. 314
37 Health Promotion, Health Education, and Disease Preventionp. 321
38 The Role of Communication and Advertisingp. 331
39 Effective Communication as the Path to Ideal Healthp. 337
40 Changes Associated with Agingp. 346
41 The Relationship Between Oceans and Human Healthp. 356
42 Careers in Public Health and Medical Carep. 364
Part 3 Organizations, Management, Leadership, and Partnershipsp. 373
43 Shaping the Future of Health Through Global Partnershipsp. 375
44 The Role of Governmentsp. 384
45 The Role of Businessp. 399
46 The Role of the Nonprofit Sectorp. 406
47 Business in Partnership with the Nonprofit Sectorp. 414
48 The Nonprofit Sector in Partnership with Governmentp. 423
49 Philanthropy and Global Health Equityp. 430
50 The Role of Public Health Associationsp. 440
51 The Mandate: Transformational Leadershipp. 446
Name Indexp. 455
Subject Indexp. 459