Chapter 1: Governing to Deliver Safe and Affordable Water: Perspectives from Urban Planning and Public Policy
Chapter 2: Measuring the Lifetime Environment in LMICs: Perspectives from Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Nutrition, and Anthropology
Chapter 3: Transforming Well-being for Refugees and Their Communities: Perspectives from Medicine, Nursing, Education, and Social Work
Chapter 4: Interactive Systems in Nutrition: Perspectives from Epidemiology, Veterinary Science, Nutrition, Anthropology, and Community Health
Chapter 5: Integrating Traditional and Modern Medical Practices: Perspectives from the History of Science and Medicine
Chapter 6: Combatting Gender-based Violence: Perspectives from Social Work, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Medical Anthropology
Chapter 7: Gender, Disability, and Access to Health Care in Indonesia: Perspectives from Global Disability Studies
Chapter 8: Low-Tech Innovations to Prevent Neonatal Mortality: Perspectives from Public Health, Neonatology, and Biomedical Engineering
Chapter 9: The Global Crisis of Antimicrobial Resistance: Perspectives from Medicine, Geography, Food Science, and Chemistry
Chapter 10: The Importance and Challenge of Oral Health in LMICs: Perspectives from Dental Medicine, Library Sciences, and Dental Administration
Chapter 11: The Hidden Risks of E-Waste: Perspectives from Environmental Engineering, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, and Human-Computer Interaction
Chapter 12: Overcoming Shortages of Essential Medicines: Perspectives from Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Health Practice
Chapter 13: Communicating Taboo Health Subjects: Perspectives from Organizational Leadership, Clinical Psychology, and Social Work
Chapter 14: Interpreting the Meaning in Our Genomes: Perspectives from Biochemistry, Genetics, Infectious Disease, and Dance
Chapter 15: Understanding Violence Against Civilians by Government and Rebel Forces: Perspectives from Political Science and Health Behavior
Chapter 16: Uneven Geographies and Treatment Challenges of People Living with HIV and AIDS: Perspectives from Geography
Chapter 17: Building Policies, Plans, and Cities to Manage Extreme Weather Events: Perspectives from Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture
Chapter 18: Alternative Housing Delivery for Slum Upgrades: Perspectives from Architecture, Engineering, and Non-governmental Organizations
Chapter 19: Integrating Traditional and Modern Medicine: Perspectives from Ethnobotany, Medical Anthropology, Microbiology, and Pharmacy.
This contributed volume motivates and educates across fields about the major challenges in global health and the interdisciplinary strategies for solving them. Once the purview of public health, medicine, and nursing, global health is now an interdisciplinary endeavor that relies on expertise from anthropology to urban planning, economics to political science, geography to engineering. Scholars and practitioners in the health sciences are seeking knowledge from a wider array of fields while, simultaneously, students across majors have a growing interest in humanitarian issues and are pursuing knowledge and skills for impacting well-being across geographic and disciplinary borders.
Using a highly practical approach and illustrative case studies, each chapter of this edited volume frames a particular problem and illustrates how interdisciplinary problem-solving can address the greatest challenges in global health today. In doing so, each chapter spurs critical and creative thinking about emergent and future problems.
Topics explored among the chapters include:
• Transforming health and well-being for refugees and their communities
• Governing to deliver safe and affordable water
• The global crisis of antimicrobial resistance
• Low-tech, high-impact interventions to prevent neonatal mortality
• Communicating taboo health subjects
• Alternative housing delivery for slum upgrades
Transforming Global Health: Interdisciplinary Challenges, Perspectives, and Strategies is a vital and timely compendium for any reader invested in improving global health equity. It will find an audience with researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and program implementers, as well as undergraduate and graduate students and faculty in the fields of global health, public health, and the health sciences.
• Provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary look at the field of global health and its current complexities and challenges
• Utilizes novel case studies to present featured concepts in a useful, accessible, and compelling manner
• Is uniquely positioned as the only book geared towards undergraduate and graduate coursework in public health providing such an extensive array of interdisciplinary perspectives and cases
• Includes chapters that can be easily selected and curated for undergraduate and graduate courses across disciplines