Explains the Relevance of Global Health to Countries across the Income Spectrum
IGH3 maintains a special focus on the health issues that predominantly affect the world’s lowest-income people, including HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, tropical parasitic infections, maternal and child mortality, and nutritional deficiencies. A new chapter shows the disfigurement that can be caused by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and describes the initiatives that are helping to reduce the incidence and prevalence of these devastating conditions.
At the same time, IGH3 has expanded coverage of the emerging health issues that are shared concerns for all countries, including antimicrobial resistance, pandemic influenza, the effects of climate change on health, the rising prevalence of hypertension and diabetes, and the high rate of depression and anxiety among adolescents and adults. New chapters on non-communicable diseases, mental health, and injuries show that these conditions are prominent causes of disability and death in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries.
Integrates Global Health Ethics and Global Health Security Perspectives
Global health ethics is a theme that is woven into all the chapters of IGH3, not just the chapter on Health and Human Rights. The rights of diverse populations are featured, including the rights of children, women and men of reproductive age, older adults, people with disabilities, indigenous populations, migrants, people in prison, people with HIV and other infectious diseases, people with mental health disorders, and others.
Global health security focuses on how strategic investment in global public health initiatives promotes stability, reduces the risks of conflict and terrorism, and supports regional and national security. IGH3 emphasizes the many agencies, organizations, and other groups that are involved in setting global health priorities, funding global health activities, and implementing global health programs and policies around the world.
A Forward-Looking Text that Examines Global Health in a Globalized World
Introduction to Global Health, Third Edition is forward-looking rather than having a retrospective orientation. IGH3 describes key historical achievements, but the primary focus is on the current initiatives that are helping to make the world a healthier place. The special needs of the world’s poorest people are highlighted, but the book also emphasizes shared transnational health concerns and the ways in which all countries are working together to solve shared problems.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) spell out numerous targets for improving human and planetary health by 2030. IGH3 illustrates the progress being made toward achieving socioeconomic, environmental, and health targets globally. The book also uses health data and health-related metrics to illustrate the health transitions that are occurring in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Iran, Nigeria, the United States, and other countries. The patterns observed in comparative global health studies provide valuable insights that apply to public health at national, state, and local levels as well as internationally.