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Lecture Notes Global Health: Issues, Challenges, and Global ActionGlobal Health Lecture Notes: Issues, Challenges and Global Action provides a thorough introduction to a wide range of important global health issues and explores the resources and skills needed for this rapidly expanding area. Global Health is a growing area that reflects the increasing interconnectedness of health and its determinants. Major socio-economic, environmental and technological changes have produced new challenges, and exacerbated existing health inequalities experienced in both deve…

2010 Global Hunger Index : The Challenge of Hunger : Focus on the Crisis of Child UndernutritionAs the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which include a goal of reducing the proportion of hungry people by half – the 2010 Global Hunger Index (GHI) offers a useful and multidimensional overview of global hunger. The 2010 GHI shows some improvement over the 1990 GHI, falling by almost one-quarter. Nonetheless, the index for hunger in the world remains at a level characterized as “serious.” This result is unsurprising given that t…

North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing EconomyAt a time when North Carolina’s population is exploding and its economy is shifting profoundly, one of the state’s leading economists applies the tools of his trade to chronicle these changes and to inform North Carolinians in easy-to-understand terms what to expect in the future. Today we are living in a technologically connected age that has completely transformed the North Carolina economy, Walden explains. Once driven by tobacco, textiles, and furniture, the North Carolina economy now thrive…

Global Issues for Global Citizens: An Introduction to Key Development ChallengesWritten by 27 World Bank experts, this book draws on the Bank’s unique global capabilities and experience to promote an understanding of key global issues that cannot be solved by any one nation alone in an increasingly interconnected world. It describes the forces that are shaping public and private action to address these issues and highlights the Bank’s own work in these areas. Covering four broad themes (global economy, global human development, global environment, and global governance), th…

Global Health ChallengesThis report marks the first of what is expected to be a series of assessments of various global health problems, and this first effort begins with the conceptualization of health as a global issue. It explores the relationship between health and economic growth, trade, innovation, global security and global governance. It focuses in particular on infectious diseases as a significant global health challenge, and looks to the origin, causes, and effectiveness of various interventions employed for …

Can Latin America Compete?: Confronting the Challenges of GlobalizationCan Latin America compete? Many argue that the macroeconomic and trade reforms of the 1990s merely put a handsome coat of paint over education, labour, judicial, and administrative reforms that remain incomplete. This book identifies ten factors that most influence the competitiveness of Latin American nations and will shape their economic futures….

Globalization and Health: Challenges for health law and bioethics (International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine)Within contemporary society, globalization has emerged as a key concern at the centre of ethical, legal and policy debates relating to health care. Conflicts between public interests and individual rights, the challenge of regulating health professionals and access to health services, and the effects of a global market all feature prominently in these discussions. As a result of globalization, these issues can no longer be understood solely within the political boundaries that define traditional…

Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and PoliciesOur current era of globalization, war, and socioeconomic unrest has revealed public health as a worldwide concern and a major frontier for social justice with maternal and child health at its epicenter. Yet, there has been a relative scarcity of training resources specifically dedicated to this crucial area. “Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies” addresses this gap in current knowledge by analyzing the range of socioeconomic and environmental factors, health care …

Rx for Survival: Why We Must Rise to the Global Health ChallengeA New York Times reporter?s eye-opening call to arms in the fight against epidemic diseases We face a great choice. Philip Hilts, a prizewinning journalist for the New York Times and the Washington Post, argues in this report on global epidemic diseases that the world?s leading nations now have the means to win the fight against ?the coming plague??but they must act quickly or face grave consequences. Based on firsthand visits to disease hot spots around the world and in-depth interviews with l…