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Published: 23 February 2017

712 Pages

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199392285

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Textbook of Global Health

Fourth Edition

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

  • A complete revision and reconceptualization of the popular TEXTBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, which has sold more than 25,000 copies across three editions
  • Offers a broad introduction to global health integrated with critical analytic approaches that can be found in no other single source
  • Synthesizes history, epidemiology, environmental studies, economics, and policy and financing to provide a comprehensive overview of the factors that influence health patterns within countries and across the globe
  • The first and only global health textbook to employ a political economy of health analytic framework
  • An accessible, authoritative, and affordable introduction to the topic suitable for advanced undergraduates, public health graduate students, medical students, practitioners, and those working in health diplomacy and development writ large

New to this Edition:

  • Thorough update of third edition, with expanded coverage and chapter restructuring to better align with trends in global health coursework
  • Highly current coverage of global political changes and their impact on human health, including discussions of Ebola and other emerging diseases; the refugee crisis; war and ecological disasters, the Paris Climate Conference; regional trade and investment agreements (e.g., the Trans-Pacific Partnership); current health reforms; the global financial crisis; and social movements across the world
  • Critical examinations of the UN's post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and the role of new global health players and approaches, including philanthropic actors, South-South cooperation, and the penetration of corporate interests

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