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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

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Chapter 1 The global context for public health

Anthony McMichael and Robert Beaglehole

Chapter 2 Current global health status

Colin Mathers and Ruth Bonita

Chapter 4 Public health in Sweden: facts, visions, and lessons

Stig Wall, Gudrun Persson, and Lars Weinehall

Chapter 7 Public health in Latin America and the Caribbean

Cristiani Vieira Machado, Henri Jouval Jr, José Carvalho de Noronha, and Mario Roberto Dal Poz

Chapter 8 Public health in Africa

David Sanders, Ehi Igumbor, Uta Lehmann, Wilma Meeus, and Delanyo Dovlo

Chapter 10 Public health in India

Puja Thakker and K. Srinath Reddy

Chapter 11 Public health in Australia and New Zealand

Peter Davis, Vivian Lin, and Robin Gauld

Chapter 12 Ethical issues

Daniel Wikler and Richard Cash

Chapter 14 Strengthening public health for the new era

Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita

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