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  1. Global Health Disputes and Disparities

    A Critical Appraisal of International Law and Population Health

    By Dru Bhattacharya

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Global Health Disputes and Disparities explores inequalities in health around the world, looking particularly at the opportunity for, and limitations of, international law to promote population health by examining its intersection with human rights, trade, and epidemiology, and the controversial...

    Published November 9th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Health and Health Promotion in Prisons

    By Michael Ross

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    The impact of the United Nations "Healthy Prisons" initiative has highlighted the importance of health and health promotion in incarcerated populations. This invaluable book discusses the many health and medical issues that arise or are introduced into prisons from the perspective of both inmates...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health

    Edited by Richard Parker, Marni Sommer

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken centre stage. They range from arsenic in drinking water to asthma among children and adults; from the re-emergence of cholera, to increasing cancer rates and other chronic diseases; from AIDS to malaria...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  4. Planning in Health Promotion Work

    An Empowerment Model

    By Roar Amdam

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Community development, planning and partnerships have become important terms in health promotion but, up until now, debate around these concepts have been discussed more in planning science than in public health literature. Roar Amdam draws on theories and new empirical evidence from local,...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Global Public Health Vigilance

    Creating a World on Alert

    By Lorna Weir, Eric Mykhalovskiy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Global Public Health Vigilance is the first sociological book to investigate recent changes in how global public health authorities imagine and respond to international threats to human health. This book explores a remarkable period of conceptual innovation during which infectious disease,...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

    Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

    Edited by Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of...

    Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Fat

    By Deborah Lupton

    Series: Shortcuts

    In contemporary western societies the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized and...

    Published August 16th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Organisational Capacity Building in Health Systems

    By Niyi Awofeso

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Capacity building – which focuses on understanding the obstacles that prevent organisations from realising their goals, while promoting those features that help them to achieve measurable and sustainable results – is vital to improve the delivery of health care in both developed and developing...

    Published July 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Transformation of Contemporary Health Care

    The Market, the Laboratory, and the Forum

    By Tiago Moreira

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    The past three decades have seen enormous changes in the organisation of health care. This book explores the role of knowledge production and technology on these transformations, focusing on the market (attempts to embed principles of economic rationality and efficient use of resources in the...

    Published June 19th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Global Health

    An Introduction to Current and Future Trends

    By Kevin McCracken, David R. Phillips

    The health of human populations around the world is constantly changing and the health profiles of most nations in the early twenty-first century global health landscape are unrecognizable compared with those of just a century ago. This book examines and explains these health changes and considers...

    Published June 7th 2012 by Routledge