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Title Routledge handbook of global public health in Asia / edited by Siân M. Griffiths, Jin Ling Tang and Eng Kiong Yeoh
Published Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 737 pages .)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of boxes; Notes on contributors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Part I Historical context and introductory concepts; Introduction to Part I.1: historical context; 1 Historical perspectives in public health: experiences from Hong Kong; Introduction to Part I.2: introductory concepts; 2 Achieving the Millennium Development Goals: relevance for low-income countries in Asia; 3 Migration and health: lessons from China; 4 The challenges of ageing in Japan
19 Climate change and its impact on the patterns of disease: malaria in the People's Republic of China as a case studyPart IV Environment and sustainability; Introduction to Part IV: environment and sustainability; 20 Climate change and health; 21 Case study: Climate and Health Council: engaging health professions in change; 22 Air pollution: the public health challenges; 23 Water: the public health challenges; 24 Food security and safety in China and Hong Kong; 25 Responding to disasters in low-income countries; 26 Lessons for public health from the 2011 Great East Japan earthquake
27 Public health roles in response to the 2011 Thailand flooding28 Occupational health; Part V Health improvement; Introduction to Part V: health improvement; 29 Policy for the prevention of diet-related non-communicable diseases in the Asia-Pacific region; 30 The challenge of non-communicable diseases in Asia: the case of diabetes; 31 Community outreach to prevent diabetes in Hong Kong: Diabetes Hongkong as a case study; 32 Challenges of non-communicable diseases in China; 33 Mental health as a public health concern; 34 Controlling the tobacco epidemic: lessons from Hong Kong
5 Developing public health infrastructure in India6 Public health in the age of genomics, 'Big Data' and massively collaborative global science; 7 Research challenges for public health in Asia; 8 Developing the public health workforce in Asia; Part II Epidemiology as research methodology and its applications; Introduction to Part II: epidemiology as research methodology and its applications; 9 Epidemiology: from observation to public health action; 10 Evidence-based decision making in health care; 11 The challenges of cancer in China; Part III Infectious diseases
Introduction to Part III: infectious diseases12 Chronic neglected diseases of poverty in Asia: challenges and opportunities ahead; 13 Role of government agencies in controlling disease: Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection as a case study; 14 The role of Centres for Disease Control in China: Shanghai as a case study; 15 Reflections on public health challenges of the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men in China; 16 Tuberculosis control in Asia: the case of China; 17 Viral hepatitis in Southeast Asia; 18 Emerging infectious diseases in Asia
Summary "As the world's largest and most populous continent, Asia is a major player in the challenges for improving global public health. With substantial health inequalities, environmental degradation due to rapid urbanisation, higher risks of natural disasters, increasing migration and an aging population, the public health of the Asian population will only improve through global, national, local and individual efforts"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical policy -- Asia
Public health -- Asia
Public Health.
Folkhälsa -- Asien.
Folkhälsopolitik -- Asien.
Medical policy.
Public health.
Form Electronic book
Author Griffiths, Siân, 1952- editor.
Tang, Jin Ling, editor.
Yeoh, Eng Kiong, 1946- editor.
ISBN 1317817702