Global Perspectives in Health

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Boutros Pierre Mansourian
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2009
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Global Perspectives in Health is a component of Encyclopedia of Biological, Physiological and Health Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias.

The Theme on Global Perspectives in Health provides the essential aspects and with a myriad of issues of great relevance to our world such as: Global Perspectives in Health; Determinants of Health and Their Interactions; Epidemiology: Health and Disease in Populations; Health Care Systems; Ethical Issues in Health; New Problems in Global Health. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Boutros-Pierre Mansourian is a medical graduate from the Universities of Cairo and Lausanne. He pursued his postgraduate training in the University of London (biomedical engineering, neurophysiology, and epidemiology) before joining WHO in 1969, with the Division of Research in Epidemiology and Communication Science. A few years later he was appointed to the Office of Science and Technology, an advisory unit to the Director General. He continued with that office (subsequently renamed Research, Promotion, and Development), serving as its Director from 1994 until retirement (1998). He published original work in a wide range of fields including neurophysiology, medical informatics, systems analysis (transfer function of the vestibulo-ocular control system), and epidemiology (digital filters and pattern recognition techniques in epidemiological variables). He served as Secretary of WHO’s Advisory Committee on Health Research, and participated closely with that body in the formulation of research strategies and policy principles for the Organization during the 1980s and 1990s. In his co-ordinating roles he has been instrumental in promoting new methodologies such as remote sensing, systems modeling, and artificial intelligence in various WHO programmes. Dr Mansourian is an elected member of the US Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (1968), the Belgian Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences (1998), and the City and Guilds of London Institute (1999). He is also a member of the Royal Society of Medicine, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Public Health Association, and the International Epidemiological Association.

Table of Contents (36 Chapters)
  • 1. Global Perspectives in Health

    Boutros-Pierre Mansourian
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  • 2. Determinants of Health and Their Interactions

    B. McA. Sayers
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  • 3. Determinants on Health and Their Interactions Genetic Factors

    V.R. Oviatt
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  • 4. Biology, Ecology and Health

    Andrew A. Arata
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  • 5. Environmental Determinants of Health

    Ken Gnanakan
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  • 6. An Economic View Upon the Determinants of Health

    R. Leidl
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  • 7. Epidemiology: Health and Disease in Populations

    Richard H. Morrow
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  • 8. Health Information Systems

    R.B. Panerai
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  • 9. Health-Related Indicators

    J-M. Robine,C. Jagger
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  • 10. Epidemiology and Surveillance

    Muthu Subramanian
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  • 11. Family Health

    Michel Manciaux,Mark A. Belsey
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  • 12. Mental Health

    Assen Jablensky,Robert E. Kendell,Aleksandar Janca
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  • 13. Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases

    David L. Heymann
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  • 14. Prevention and Control of NonCommunicable Diseases

    N.P. Napalkov
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  • 15. Health Care Systems

    Andrzej Wojtczak
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  • 16. Primary Health Care: The Key to Health for All

    A. Piel
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  • 17. Quality Assurance

    Jerzy Szczerban
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  • 18. Preventive, Therapeutic and Diagnostic Technologies. Development and Perspectives

    Claus Chr. Heuck
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  • 19. Health Technology Assessment: Sustaining Equity in Health Care

    A. Kazanjian
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  • 20. Health Telematics and its Societal Implications

    G.W. Brauer
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  • 21. Domiciliary, Palliative, and Terminal Care

    Yoram Singer
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  • 22. Ethical Issues in Health

    Bernard M. Dickens
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  • 23. Bioethics and Biotechnology

    Abdallah S Daar,Peter A Singer
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  • 24. Codes of Conduct and Ethical Guidelines

    Bernard M. Dickens
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  • 25. Informed Consent in Clinical Practice and Biomedical Research

    M. Abdussalam
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  • 26. Health Ethics, Equity and Human Dignity

    Mamdouh Gabr
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  • 27. New Problems in Global Health

    A.P.R.Aluwihare
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  • 28. Global Aging

    A. Michael Davies
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  • 29. Urban Growth and Health

    Yola L.G. Verhasselt
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  • 30. Implications of Atmospheric and Climatic Change for Human Health

    John M. Last
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  • 31. Health in Border Areas

    Wadie Wanies Kamel
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  • 32. Disasters and Conflicts

    S.W.A. Gunn
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  • 33. Vaccination in Developing Countries: Problems, Challenges and Opportunities

    T. Pang
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  • 34. Health

    John M. Last
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  • 35. Interactions of Environmental Change and Human Health

    Neil Pearce,Anthony J. McMichael
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  • 36. Molecular Epidemiology and the Prevention of Disease

    Ellen K. Silbergeld
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