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Print Price: $54.95

320 pp.
6.125" x 9.25"


Publication date:
January 2016

Imprint: OUP US

Readings in Global Health

Essential Reviews from the New England Journal of Medicine

Edited by David J. Hunter and Harvey V. Fineberg

Global health has seen an influx of investment and interest over the last two decades, fueling significant gains in areas such as infectious disease and maternal and child health. As new threats continue to emerge - pandemics, health impacts of climate change, the growing burdens of an aging population - it's clear that global health will require fresh thinking and continued investment in order to build on its early successes.

Readings in Global Health is a collection of authoritative review articles on topics in global health excerpted from the New England Journal of Medicine. Authored and edited by leading voices in the field, this volume serves as an ideal introduction to both the state of global health and its road from here. With extensive illustration, referencing, and supplemental commentaries by editors David J. Hunter and Harvey V. Fineberg, it's an essential guide to the principles and practice of global health and works as a textbook for students taking global health courses as well.

Readership : Undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in survey or introductory global health courses; physicians interested in global health.

1. Harvey V. Fineberg and David J. Hunter: A Global View of Health-An Unfolding Series
Part I: Global Disease Patterns and Predictions
2. Christopher J.L. Murray and Alan D. Lopez: Measuring the Global Burden of Disease
3. Anthony J. McMichael: Globalization, Climate Change, and Human Health
Part II: Infectious Diseases
4. Anthony S. Fauci and David M. Morens: The Perpetual Challenge of Infectious Diseases
5. Peter Piot and Thomas C. Quinn: Response to the AIDS Pandemic-A Global Health Model
6. Harvey V. Fineberg: Pandemic Preparedness and Response-Lessons from the H1N1 Influenza of 2009
7. Rupa Kanapathipillai, Armand G Sprecher, and Lindsey R Baden: Ebola Virus Disease: Past and Present
8. Gary J. Nabel: Designing Tomorrow's Vaccines
9. Donald R. Hopkins: Disease Eradication
Part III: Non-Communicable Diseases
10. Majid Ezzati and Elio Riboli: Behavioral and Dietary Risk Factors for Noncommunicable Diseases
11. Prabhat Jha and Richard Peto: Global Effects of Smoking, of Quitting, and of Taxing Tobacco
12. David J. Hunter and K. Srinath Reddy: Noncommunicable Diseases
13. Anne E. Becker and Arthur Kleinman: Mental Health and the Global Agenda
14. Robyn Norton and Olive Kobusingye: Injuries
Part IV: Health System Responses
15. Zulfiqar A. Bhutta and Robert E. Black: Global Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health-So Near and Yet So Far
16. Anne Mills: Health Care Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
17. Jennifer Leaning and Debarati Guha-Sapir: Natural Disasters, Armed Conflict, and Public Health
Part V: Global Institutional Responses
18. Julio Frenk and Suerie Moon: Governance Challenges in Global Health
19. Lawrence O. Gostin and Devi Sridhar: Global Health Law
20. Nigel Crisp and Lincoln Chen: Global Supply of Health Professionals
21. David J. Hunter and Harvey V. Fineberg: Convergence to Common Purpose in Global Health

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David J. Hunter, MBBS, MPH, ScD, is Dean for Academic Affairs and Vincent L. Gregory Professor of Cancer Prevention at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A medical doctor and epidemiologist from Australia, he has conducted HIV research in East Africa and led international consortia studying nutritional and genetic causes of breast, prostate, and colorectal cancers. Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD, is President of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. He is a former President of the Institute of Medicine (2002-2014), Provost of Harvard University (1997-2001), and Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health (1984-1997).

Samuels and Ropper's Neurological CPCs from the New England Journal of Medicine - Martin A. Samuels and Allan H. Ropper
Child Health - Edited by Alice A. Kuo, Ryan J. Coller, Sarah Stewart-Brown and Mitch Blair
Evaluation of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Programs - Richard Windsor

Special Features

  • 18 review articles on topics at the forefront of global health, written and edited by the preeminent leaders in the field, with extensive illustration and referencing.
  • Coverage of current and emerging topics in global health, including infectious and noninfectious diseases, natural disasters, climate change, globalization, Ebola, and global governance.
  • Supplemental commentary from editors David J. Hunter and Harvey V. Fineberg.
  • Can be adopted in global health courses.