Public health : an action guide to improving health

Public health : an action guide to improving health / [edited by] John Walley, John Wright.

Tác giả: Walley, John Professor of International Public Health [Author].
Đồng tác giả: Wright, John, 1963-.

Kiểu tài liệu:  SáchXuất bản: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010Ấn bản: 2nd ed.Mô tả vật lý: xvi, 356 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Số ISBN: 9780199238934.Chủ đề: Public health -- Developing countries | Health promotion -- Developing countries | World health -- Developing countries | Medical care -- Developing countriesPhân loại DDC: 613

Many of the health problems in the developing world can be tackled or prevented through public health measures such as essential health care, improved living conditions, water, sanitation, nutrition, immunization, and the adoption of healthy lifestyles. Public Health is an action guide to improving public/community health, with a particular focus on low- to middle-income countries. It explains public health approaches to developing effective health services and preventive programmes. This Second Edition contains real examples, illustrations and case histories to bring an important subject to life for the reader. The book covers the essential clinical services and preventive programmes — including those for TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and diarrhoeal diseases — and the integrated management of childhood and adult illnesses. Practical methods are given for assessing health needs and working with communities to develop health services; and the development of hospital, health centre, and community health services — particularly mother, neonatal, and child health services — are explained. Additionally, gender, social, and economic influences on communities' health are explored.