The Atlas of Health: The Earthscan Atlas

Autor Diarmuid O'Donovan
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 6 feb 2008
Winner of the BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science and the BMA Medical Book Award for Public Health.
 This is a major new graphic profile of global health. The atlas maps the causes and incidences of the major diseases as well as the economic, social and environmental factors that impact on people's health worldwide. Bringing together the latest data and charting recent trends in health and disease, it also addresses how health needs are identified, health policy is developed, and the delivery and quality of health services. The atlas covers a wide range of topics including:
  • life expectancy 
  • malnutrition and obesity 
  • water and sanitation 
  • cancer 
  • heart disease 
  • diabetes 
  • tobacco and alcohol 
  • migration and refugees 
  • climate change
  • infectious diseases, from malaria to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis 
  • mental health
  • SARS, avian flu and pandemic planning 
  • urbanization 
  • healthcare acquired infection and antibiotic resistance.
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ISBN-13: 9781844074655
ISBN-10: 184407465X
Pagini: 128
Ilustrații: Full colour, photographs, maps, figures, index
Dimensiuni: 189 x 243 x 9 mm
Greutate: 0.31 kg
Editura: Taylor & Francis
Colecția The Earthscan Atlas
Seria The Earthscan Atlas


Introduction * Part I: A Picture of Health * Life Expectancy * Mother and Child Health * Part II: Determinants of Health * Poverty and Inequality * Education * Nutrition * Water and Sanitation * Housing * Work * Healthcare * Lifestyle * Part III: Health Problems * Cancer * CVD * Diabetes * Mental Health * Injury * Disability * Respiratory Infections and Diseases * Diarrhoeal Diseases * Vaccine Preventable * Sexually-Transmitted Diseases * HIV/AIDS * TB * Malaria * Neglected Diseases * Part IV: Public Health Challenges * Human Resources * Pandemic Planning * Anti Microbial Resistance * Urbanization * War * Climate Change * Part V: Measuring Health and Disease * Birth and Death * Surveillance Systems * Data tables, Timeline of history and significant events, Sources, Index


'This atlas impressed both the reviewer and the panel. It covers a wide range of topics and is beautifully produced. Its accessibility and modest price make it valuable to anyone interested in global health' Sir Charles George; Chair BMA Board of Science and Education
'Brilliant and original, this vividly informative book gives an incredibly holistic account of how our planet is divided by health and wealth, and generates another route into understanding the nature of our supposedly globalised world.' Jon Snow, Channel 4 News
'The State of Health Atlas is attractive, informative, inspiring and provocative. Emerging from the colourful maps and contrasting figures, percentages, bars and pies are numerous questions of 'why, why and why?' This atlas is not for your information, it is a challenge for our concerted efforts and actions, for public health, not just for our own communities, but for this endangered globe and the billions of people who are in desperate conditions.' Professor TH Lam, MD, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

Notă biografică

Diarmuid O'Donovan MD MSc FFPHMI DTM&H is senior lecturer in Social & Preventive Medicine at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Director of Public Health in the Health Service Executive, Western Area. A medical doctor based in Ireland, with postgraduate training in general practice and public health, he has has worked in Ireland, UK, Zambia and the Gambia. His research covers health policy; health inequities; environmental health; sexually transmitted infections and HIV; reproductive, maternal and child health; health and human rights. A consultant to Irish Aid on health and development issues, he also chairs the Irish Forum for Global Health.