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Global Public Health: A New Era

Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita


This book provides an account of the international state of public health, including an agenda for improving the practice of the discipline across the world. It addresses three major issues, presented in distinct sections: the changing global context for public health; the state of public health theory and practice in both developed and developing countries; and strategies for strengthening the practice of public health in the 21st century. Part one surveys the complex old and new challenges facing public health practitioners, and then summarizes the state of health globally using new data bas ... More

Keywords: developed countries, developing countries, Global Burden of Disease, public health workforce, infrastructure, public health ethics, global health needs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199236626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Beaglehole, editor
Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Ruth Bonita, editor
Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland, New Zealand