eBook Encyclopedia of Global Health, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963850
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963855
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released May 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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The Encyclopedia of Global Health is a comprehensive, one- stop reference to a broad array of health topics worldwide. Encompassing four volumes with more than 1,200 articles, the Encyclopedia covers all aspects of health, including physical and mental health entries, biographies of major doctors and researchers, profiles of medical institutions, organizations, and corporations, descriptions of drugs and operations, articles on national health policies, and thematic health topics in the humanities.

Key Features

  • Offers a truly global approach by giving the current health status in each country of five continents
  • Compares the mortality rates of infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases in developing and developed countries
  • Presents a historical context for important changes and issues in global health and serves as a foundation of knowledge
  • Examines how mental health and related conditions in developing countries are increasing toward the level in developed countries
  • Ties the curriculum in related health disciplines from biology, to psychology, to psychopharmacology
  • Provides a glossary of health definitions, extensive cross-references to related topics, and thorough bibliographic citations