Case studies in global health : millions saved / Ruth Levine ; and the What Works Working Group.

Levine, Ruth, 1959- [Browse]
Sudbury, Mass. : Jones and Bartlett Publishers, c2007.
xxxvi, 172 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.


Related name
Essential public health. [More in this series]
Summary note
"Case Studies in Global Health: Millions Saved consists of 20 case studies, which illustrate real life, proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. Drawing from a rich evidence base, the accessible case write-ups highlight experiences in the scale up of health technologies, the strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. An overview chapter draws attention to the factors that contributed to each of the successes. Discussion questions help to bring out the main points and provide a point of departure for independent student research." "Useful as a stand-alone text or as a complement to Essentials of Global Health, this book provides readers with a clear and inspiring picture of how global public health efforts have made a difference in the lives of people around the world."--BOOK JACKET.
Rev. ed. of: Millions saved. c2004.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Case 1. Eradicating smallpox -- Case 2. Preventing HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections in Thailand -- Case 3. Controlling tuberculosis in China -- Case 4. Reducing child mortality through vitamin A in Nepal -- Case 5. Eliminating polio in Latin America and the Caribbean -- Case 6. Saving mothers' lives in Sri Lanka -- Case 7. Controlling onchocerciasis (river blindness) in Sub-Saharan Africa -- Case 8. Preventing diarrheal deaths in Egypt -- Case 9. Improving the health of the poor in Mexico -- Case 10. Controlling trachoma in Morocco -- Case 11. Reducing Guinea worm in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa -- Case 12. Controlling chagas disease in the Southern Cone of South America -- Case 13. Reducing fertility in Bangladesh -- Case 14. Curbing tobacco use in Poland -- Case 15. Preventing iodine deficiency disease in China -- Case 16. Preventing neural-tube defects in Chile -- Case 17. Eliminating measles in Southern Africa -- Case 18. Preventing dental caries in Jamaica -- Case 19. Treating cataracts in India -- Case 20. Preventing hib disease in Chile and the Gambia -- App. A. Millions saved methods.
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