Global Health 101 4th Edition eBook (Essential Public Health) Fourth Edition
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 4th edition (October 24, 2019)
Date: October 24, 2019
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Global Health 101 4th Edition Foreword
For the new Global Health 101 4th Edition, I am delighted to write this foreword. As a health systems researcher and economist, I follow in the footsteps of illustrious predecessors. However, I am not a clinician, scientist, or epidemiologist. Therefore, I will focus my comments in this section on the aspects of global health I know best, namely how important it is to introduce students to the economic dimensions of global health and the health system from an economic viewpoint.
Global Health 101 4th Edition, I am delighted to note, ensures that these critical aspects of global health are not overlooked. This book includes an important chapter on the health-development connection, including chapters on Health, Education, Poverty, and the Economy. This chapter introduces cost-benefit analyses and cost-effectiveness analyses to help set health priorities. Throughout the text, it draws on the extensive evidence and recommendations included in the recently published nine-volume study: Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3) and related Lancet articles, in which cost-effectiveness analysis has been extensively used to help derive recommendations on priority interventions and platforms.
Preface to the Global Health 101 4th Edition
The previous editions of this book proffered the following prologue: “Global health has finally arrived in the consciousness of developed nations, thanks to the efforts of former presidents, software pioneers, and rock stars.
The time has come for students to have a textbook . . . that takes them step by step through global health topics, from fundamental concepts, to the burden of disease, and to successful examples of efforts to improve lives and livelihoods.” Global Health 101 has more than fulfilled these expectations. Global health textbooks now abound, and it is used across the globe.