Book: Global Population Health and Well- Being in the 21st Century

Drawing on current research and the expertise of world-recognized leaders in public, global, clinical, and social health in both developed and developing nations, this book delivers an evidence-based examination of 21st-century challenges in global population health and well-being. With special attention given to major initiatives of the United Nations, especially its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2016–2030, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Bank priorities, Dr. Lueddeke articulates an imperative to adopt a “One World, One Health” view that recognizes the interdependence of humans, animals, plants, and the environment.

The book/text promotes innovative and transformative paradigms for global public health practice, curricula, workforce training, and leadership.

Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in global public health, it will also be a welcome addition to the libraries of practitioners and policy-makers at all levels in the public/population/global health continuum.

Key content areas include:

  • The historical context of public health from early medicine to present day
  • Exemplary educational initiatives: WHO education guidelines; curriculum commentaries from China, South Africa, and Cuba; a proposed Global Framework for Public Health Services and Functions; and case studies from South America (PAHO/WHO), India (IPHF), and South Africa (PHASA)
  • The changing roles and educational expectations of public and global health professionals in the early decades of the 21st century
  • The complex interdependence of natural, socioeconomic, and political systems at local, national, regional, and global levels
  • The causes of interstate conflicts and longer-term challenges
  • Leading change in a new era, transforming mind-sets, and improving and sustaining the health and well-being of the planet and its people
  • An epilogue on global health, governance, and education with contributions from a think tank of 35 practitioners from 27 nations
  • A supplementary instructional guide developed by experts in the US, Brazil, and the Netherlands is available as a digital download

Also highlighted:

  • 65 profiles of leading global health/public health (and health-related) organizations

Visit the website of the publisher for more information, introductory pages plus Chaper 1 and open access ancillary materials.

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