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Global Perspectives in Health


Edited by : Boutros Pierre Mansourian,

Research Policy and Cooperation, World Health Organization(WHO), Switzerland


1. Determinants of Health and Their Interactions


Bruce McArthur Sayers, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK

Determinants on Health and Their Interactions: Genetic Factors
Vinson R. Oviatt, UK

Biology, Ecology and Health
Andrew A. Arata, USA

Environmental Determinants of Health
Ken Gnanakan, ACTS Academy of Higher Education, India

An Economic View Upon the Determinants of Health
Reiner Leidl, Department of Health Economics, University of Ulm, Germany

2. Epidemiology: Health and Disease in Populations


Richard H. Morrow, Department of International Health, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Health Information Systems
Ronney B. Panerai, Department of Medical Physics, University of Leicester, UK

Health-Related Indicators
Jean-Marie Robine, INSERM, University of Montpellier 1, France
Carol Jagger, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Leceister, UK the Euro-REVES Group

Epidemiology and Surveillance
Muthu Subramanian, World Health Organization, USA

Family Health
Michel R.G. Manciaux, School of Public Health, Nancy University, France
Mark A. Belsey, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, USA

Mental Health
Assen V. Jablensky, Department of Psychiatry&behavioural Science, The University of Western Australia, Australia
Robert Evan Kendell, UK
Aleksandar Janca, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases
David L. Heymann, Communicable Diseases, World Health Organization, Switzerland

Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
Nikolai P. Napalkov, Petrov Institute of Oncology, Russia

3. Health Care Systems


Andrzej M. Wojtczak, Institute for International Medical Education, USA

Primary Health Care: The Key to Health for All
Anthony Piel, International Conference on Primary Health Care, USA

Quality Assurance
Jerzy Szczerban, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland

Preventive, Therapeutic and Diagnostic Technologies. Development and Perspectives
Claus-Chr Heuck, Institut für klinische Chemie und laboratoriumsmedizin, Medizinische Einrichtungen der Universität Düsseldorf, Germany

Health Technology Assessment
Arminee Kazanjian, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia, Canada

Health Telematics and its Societal Implications
Gerhard Walter Brauer, School of Health Information Science, University of Victoria, Canada

Domicillary, Palliative and Terminal Care
Yoram Singer, Palliative Care Unit, Division of Health in the Community, Faculty of the Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

4. Ethical Issues in Health


Bernard M. Dickens, Faculty of Law and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Canada

Bioethics and Biotechnology
Abdallah S. Daar, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
Peter Albert David Singer, University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, Canada

Codes of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines
Bernard M. Dickens, Faculty of Law and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto, Canada

Informed Consent in Clinical Practice and Biomedical Research
Mohammed Abdussalam, Switzerland

Health Ethics, Equity and Human Dignity
Mamdouh Gabr, Past Chairman Global Advisory Committee on Health Research, WHO, Egypt

5. New Problems in Global Health


Arjuna P.R. Aluwihare, Department of Surgery, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Global Aging
Michael Davies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Urban Growth and Health
Yola L. G. Verhasselt, Geografisch Instituut, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium

Implications of Atmospheric and Climate Change for Human Health
John M. Last, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Canada

Health in Border Areas
Wadie Wanies Kamel, USA

Disasters and Conflicts
S.W.A. Gunn, International Association for Humanitarian Medicine, Switzerland

Vaccination in Developing Countries: Problems, Challenges and Opportunities
Tikki Pang, Department of Research Policy & Cooperation(RPC/EIP), World Health Organization, Switzerland




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