Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Paperback | February 7, 2010

EditorJohn Walley, John Wright

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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 toimproving public/community health, with a particular focus on low-middle income countries. It explains public health approaches to developing effective health services and preventive programmes. This second edition has been thoroughly updated and new chapters added on health policy, implementation, communicable and non communicable disease, quality and patient safety. Containing real examples, illustrations and case histories to bring this important subject to life for the reader, the bookcovers the essential clinical services and preventive programmes including those for TB, HIV/AIDS, malaria, 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 healthservices, 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. The clear language that is used throughout the book to describe the key public health skills (such as epidemiology, managing medicines, communicable and non communicable disease control, health financing, and implementing health services and programmes), will be accessible and highly valuable todoctors, community nurses, and other health professionals, whether in training or in practice as health officers and mangers of health services and programmes.

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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 toimproving public/community health, with a partic...

John Walley practiced medicine in the UK until 1984 when he became a provincial Medical Officer of Health in Zimbabwe, where he implemented Mother and child health and PHC-community health worker projects in several districts. Following his MPH and Membership of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, he became a health programme manag...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.02 inPublished:February 7, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199238936

ISBN - 13:9780199238934

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Table of Contents

1. John Walley: Public Health and the burden of disease2. John Walley: Public Health interventions3. John Wright: Epidemiology in practice4. John Wright: Assessing health needs5. John Walley: Choosing the best Public Health interventions6. John Hubley, Sylvia Tilford and John Walley: Planning, implementing and managing interventions7. Sophie Witter: Understanding and using health economics and financing8. John Hubley and Sylvia Tilford: Health promotion9. Andrew Green: Health policy and systems10. John Walley and Sarah Escott: Developing a district health care service11. John Walley and Nancy Gerein: Maternal neonatal and child health12. Kathy Holloway: Essential drugs13. Martin Schweiger: Communicable disease control principles and toolkit14. John Walley, Roger Webber and Andrew Collins: Controlling major communicable diseases15. Kamran Siddiqi: Non-communicable diseases16. John Wright: Quality control, safety and better practice17. John Wright and John Walley: Future trends in global public health

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Review from previous edition: "The authors tackle the daunting field of public health with verve and intelligence... a very practical and readable work... a reliable and realistic introduction to the subject of helping to improve the health of all our communities." --Tropical Doctor