Global Health 101

Global Health 101
4th Ed.
2021 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Richard Skolnik, MPA
ISBN-13: 978-1-284-14538-0
eISBN-13: 978-1-284-14539-7
Public Health, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Infectious Diseases


Global Health 101, Fourth Edition is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health. Drawing from his 40 years of experience working in international development and global health as well as teaching, the author illustrates key themes through an extensive set of case studies, examples, and the latest evidence. The fourth edition offers a significant amount of new and updated information while maintaining the clarity, simplicity, and ease of use that has made this text so popular.

The Fourth Edition builds in unique ways on evidence from fundamental sources, including the Global Burden of Disease Studies, Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition, (DCP3), and Millions Saved. This edition includes an enhanced emphasis on Universal Health Coverage, ethical priority setting, health disparities, and the quality of care. In addition, this thorough update now presents substantial data by World Bank region and World Bank country income group.

  • • Updated coverage of the global burden of disease and risk factors and of recommended interventions, at different parts of the health system, to address key health burdens.
  • • Enhanced coverage of the determinants of health; the health of women; the health of children, adolescents and young adults; immunization; undernutrition and obesity; and, the growing prevalence of noncommunicable diseases.
  • • A fully integrated chapter on intersectoral approaches to improving health.
  • • Expanded discussion of key threats such as climate change, antimicrobial resistance, and emerging and reemerging infectious diseases.
  • • More than 70 case studies – 15 of which are brand new to this edition – help illustrate critical issues.
  • • New illustrative photos, most from an award-winning photographer, bring global health concepts and themes to life.

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Specialty Score: 2.73 Health Sciences - Public Health
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"This is a superior book compared to others in the field. It is not unbearably long, heavy, or ponderous, as some are. Neither is it superficial or insensitive to the needs of varying populations. It addresses the most current and emerging global health issues."

-- Barbara Anderson, DrPH, CNM, FACCN, FAAN (Frontier Nursing University)Doody's Review


The target audience includes public health students, faculty in public health, and practitioners in the field of global health. The book meets the needs of the intended audiences through very up-to-date material and a broad-based approach. The author is a noted authority in the field.

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