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Academic Global Surgery

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Mamta Swaroop, Sanjay Krishnaswami, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This useful book serves as both an introduction into current thought in Academic Global Surgery, and an early-career navigation tool for the newest generation of global surgeons. The authors examine the ways in which the scientific methods, educational focus and outcomes analysis which mark academic surgery are perfectly suited towards strengthening systems for surgical care in resource-poor regions of the world. Academic Global Surgery brings together leaders in the field to investigate the ed…
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Swaroop, Mamta
Krishnaswami, Sanjay
Responsibility
Mamta Swaroop, Sanjay Krishnaswami, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 144 p. : 7 illus., 4 illus. in color)
Series Title
Success in academic surgery
ISBN
9783319142982
9783319142975 (print ed.)
ISSN
2194-7481
Subjects (MeSH)
General Surgery
Global Health
Internationality
Abstract
This useful book serves as both an introduction into current thought in Academic Global Surgery, and an early-career navigation tool for the newest generation of global surgeons. The authors examine the ways in which the scientific methods, educational focus and outcomes analysis which mark academic surgery are perfectly suited towards strengthening systems for surgical care in resource-poor regions of the world. Academic Global Surgery brings together leaders in the field to investigate the educational, research and clinical collaborations needed to enhance understanding of surgical disease and improve surgical care worldwide. This source of current knowledge is the perfect tool for both students and young surgeons interested in a career in Academic Global Surgery, as well as those who wish to simply further their knowledge in this field.
Contents
Part 1. General Considerations -- 1. Global Burden of Surgical Disease and the Role of Academia -- 2. Promoting, Developing, and Sustaining Academic Global Surgery Programs -- 3. Ethics in Global Surgery -- Part 2. Career -- 4. Preparing and Sustaining Your Career in Academic Global Surgery -- 5. Balancing Global Surgery with Traditional Career and Life Demands -- Part 3. Clinical -- 6. Guidelines and Parameters for Ideal Short-Term Interactions: Disaster Relief -- 7. How to Set Up for an Ideal Long Term Clinical Interaction -- Part 4. Research -- 8. Current Research Needs and Priorities -- 9. Research Methods Appropriate and Applicable to Global Surgery -- 10. Funding for Global Surgical Programs -- Part 5. Education -- 11. Developing Educational Opportunities for Trainees on Both Sides -- 12. The Role of Educational Research in the Global Setting -- Part 6. Resources -- 13. Tools Useful for the Academic Global Surgeon.
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The AIDS Pandemic : Searching for a Global Response

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Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAID…
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Merson, Michael
Other Authors
Inrig, Stephen
Responsibility
Michael Merson, Stephen Inrig
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 445 p.) : 20 illus
ISBN
9783319471334
9783319471327 (print ed.)
9783319471341 (print ed.)
9783319484310 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - epidemiology
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome - prevention & control
Global Health
Pandemics - prevention & control
Program Evaluation
Other Subjects
World Health Organization
Specialty
Global Health
History of Medicine
Infectious Disease Medicine
Abstract
This ambitious book provides a comprehensive history of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Programme on AIDS (GPA), using it as a unique lens to trace the global response to the AIDS pandemic. The authors describe how WHO came initially to assume leadership of the global response, relate the strategies and approaches WHO employed over the years, and expound on the factors that led to the Programme's demise and subsequent formation of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The authors examine the global impact of this momentous transition, portray the current status of the global response to AIDS, and explore the precarious situation that WHO finds itself in today as a lead United Nations agency in global health. Several aspects of the global response—the strategies adopted, the roads taken and not taken, and the lessons learned—can provide helpful guidance to the global health community as it continues tackling the AIDS pandemic and confronts future global pandemics. Included in the coverage: The response before the global response Building and coordinating a multi-sectoral response Containing the global spread of HIV Addressing stigma, discrimination, and human rights Rethinking global AIDS governance UNAIDS: finding its place in congested waters The AIDS Pandemic will find an engaged audience among policymakers, students, faculty, journalists, researchers, and other health professionals working and interested in global health, public health, the World Health Organization, HIV/AIDS, global pandemics, the history of medicine, and global health policy. It will also interest those involved in international relations, international development, global affairs and governance, the United Nations, and NGOs.
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Global Mobilization in a Pandemic -- 1. The Response Before the Global Response -- 2. The Launch of the Control Programme on AIDS -- 3. Creating a Global Response -- 4. Assuming Global Leadership -- 5. Building and Coordinating a Multisectoral Response -- 6. Health, Human Rights, and the Global Programme on AIDS -- 7. The Resignation of Jonathan Mann -- Part II. From Mobilization to Managing in a Pandemic -- 8. The Transition -- 9. Enhancing Program Delivery -- 10. Containing the Global Spread of HIV -- 11. Supporting Research -- 12. Addressing Stigma, Discrimination, and Human Rights -- 13. Challenges and Criticisms -- 14. Growing Tensions Among United Nations Agencies -- Part III. Seeking Global Coordination in a Pandemic -- 15. Rethinking Global AIDS Governance -- 16. End of the Global Programme on AIDS and the Launch of UNAIDS -- 17. UNAIDS: Trying to Gain Traction -- 18. UNAIDS: Finding its Place in Congested Waters -- Part IV. Lessons Learned and the Future of the Global Response -- 19. Conclusion -- Appendix 1. Background on the Formation and Structure of the World Health Organization -- Appendix 2. Structure of the United Nations -- Appendix 3. Interviews -- Appendix 4. Establishment of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Timeline -- Appendix 5. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Global Level -- Appendix 6. World Health Organization 1993 Study of a Joint and co-sponsored United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS: Synopsis of Options at Country Level -- Appendix 7. United Nations Economic and Social Council Resolution 1994/24 on Joint and co-sponsored Programme on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- Appendix 8. UNAIDS Technical Support Division of Labor, Summary and Rationale 2005: Division of Responsibility Among UNAIDS co-sponsors -- Glossary of terms.
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Around the Globe for Women's Health : A Practical Guide for the Health Care Provider

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Taraneh Shirazian, editor-in-chief ; Erin Gertz, co-editor. --New York, NY: Springer , c2013.
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In the increasingly globalized twenty-first century, cross-cultural communication and knowledge of culturally informed health practices are critical skills for women's health providers. Around the Globe for Women's Health is a concise, culturally sensitive, and clinically relevant guide that aims to increase health equity through prevention and improved clinical care for women around the world. Case-based chapters highlight clinical issues (such as obstetric fistula, malaria, and postpartum hem…
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Shirazian, Taraneh
Gertz, Erin
Responsibility
Taraneh Shirazian, editor-in-chief ; Erin Gertz, co-editor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 144 p. : 25 illus., 23 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781441982582
9781441982575 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Internationality
Women's Health Services
Women's Health
Abstract
In the increasingly globalized twenty-first century, cross-cultural communication and knowledge of culturally informed health practices are critical skills for women's health providers. Around the Globe for Women's Health is a concise, culturally sensitive, and clinically relevant guide that aims to increase health equity through prevention and improved clinical care for women around the world. Case-based chapters highlight clinical issues (such as obstetric fistula, malaria, and postpartum hemorrhage) and barriers to care (the unmet need for family planning, or limited radiotherapy in low-resource countries, for example). Around the Globe for Women's Health is a must-have resource not just for physicians considering working in another country, but all providers seeking to provide better care for diverse populations of women within the United States.
Contents
Maternal Mortality: The Greatest Health Divide in the World -- Postpartum Hemorrhage in a Conflict Setting -- Obstetric Fistula -- Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria in Pregnancy -- The Unmet Need for Family Planning -- Anesthesia in Action at a Global Health Site -- At Your Cervix: Preventing Cervical Cancer using a Single Visit Approach -- The Challenge of Global Cervical and Breast Cancer Prevention, Detection, and Treatment -- Radiation Therapy: A Privilege, Not a Right. Treatment of Cervical Cancer with Limited Radiotherapy in Low-Resource Settings -- Interested in Volunteering Abroad? Considerations When Choosing a Global Health Opportunity.
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The atlas of food : who eats what, where, and why

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Millstone, Eric. (Rev. and updated) --Berkeley, CA: University of California Press , 2008.
Call Number
WA 695 M657a 2008
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 695 M657a 2008
Author
Millstone, Eric
Other Authors
Lang, Tim
Edition
Rev. and updated
Place of Publication
Berkeley, CA
Publisher
University of California Press
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
128 p.
ISBN
9780520254091
Subjects (MeSH)
Diet - Atlases
Food Industry - Atlases
Global Health - Atlases
Format
Book
Location
Dickson Building
Halifax Infirmary
Copies
2
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3 weeks
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The atlas of heart disease and stroke

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MacKay, Judith. --Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization , 2004.
Call Number
WG 210 M153a 2004
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WG 210 M153a 2004
Author
MacKay, Judith
Other Authors
Mensah, George
Place of Publication
Geneva, Switzerland
Publisher
World Health Organization
Date of Publication
2004
Physical Description
112 p.
ISBN
924156768
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Diseases - epidemiology - Atlases
Stroke - epidemiology - atlases
Risk Factors
Global Health
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Climate Change and Global Public Health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Humana Press , c2021.
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This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. Since the publication of the first edition, climate change has been increasingly acknowledged as being directly related to the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity. Evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stres…
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Pinkerton, Kent E.
Rom, William N.
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 605 p.) : 116 illus., 103 illus. in color
Series Title
Respiratory medicine
ISBN
9783030547462
9783030547455 (Print ed.)
9783030547479 (Print ed.)
9783030547486 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2197-7372
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Environmental Medicine
Global Health
Public Health
Respiratory Tract Diseases - epidemiology
Specialty
Environmental Health
Pulmonary Medicine
Abstract
This book is a guide to the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on climate change and respiratory health. Since the publication of the first edition, climate change has been increasingly acknowledged as being directly related to the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity. Evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. This second edition is fully updated to include the latest research by international experts on topics such as heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate-driven air pollution increases, and high-level ozone and ozone exposure linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Seven new chapters have also been added on extreme weather and agricultural safety in California; desert dust effects on lung health; climate policy and the EPA; California's integrated approach to air quality and climate change; integrating climate change, the environment, and sustainability themes into professional health science courses; and the role of the physician as climate advocate. This is an ideal guide for all pulmonologists and health professionals treating patients with pulmonary disease.
Contents
Introduction: consequences of global warming to planetary and human health -- Climate variability and change data and information for global public health -- Climate change: updates on recent global and United States temperature anomalies and impacts to water, forests and environmental health -- Eyewitness to climate change -- Arctic connections to global warming and health -- Assessing the health risks of climate change -- Heat waves and rising temperatures: Human health impacts and the determinants of vulnerability -- Climate, air quality and allergy: emerging methods for detecting linkages -- The human health co-benefits of air quality improvements associated with climate change mitigation -- Asthma, hayfever, pollen, & climate change -- California and climate changes: an update -- Vector-borne diseases in a changing climate and world -- Dengue fever and climate change -- Climate variability and change: food, water and societal impacts -- Hurricanes and health: vulnerability in an age of climate change -- The impact of climate change and extreme weather conditions on agricultural health and safety in california -- Household air pollution from cookstoves: impacts on health and climate -- Biomass fuel and lung diseases: an Indian perspective -- Climate change and women’s health: risks and opportunities -- The impact of climate change on public health in small island states and caribbean countries -- Global climate change, desertification, and its consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Climate change and the risk of desertification with a focus in the United States -- Federal Programs in climate change and health research -- Management of climate change adaptation at the United States centers for disease control and prevention -- Rules, rulings, and repeals: the shifting state of climate policy at U.S. EPA -- California’s integrated approach to air quality and climate change -- Climate change and public health interventions -- Integrating climate change, the environment, and sustainability themes into professional health sciences courses: a case study across a university system -- The physician’s response to climate change.
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Clinical Handbook of Air Pollution-Related Diseases

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Fabio Capello, Antonio Vittorino Gaddi. editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book examines in detail the clinical implications of those diseases that either are primarily triggered by air pollution or represent direct consequences of air pollutants. The aim is to provide medical practitioners with practical solutions to issues in diagnosis and treatment while simultaneously furnishing other interested parties with crucial information on the field. The book introduces the concept that air pollution-related diseases constitute a new class of pathologies. A wide range…
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Capello, Fabio
Gaddi, Antonio Vittorino
Responsibility
Fabio Capello, Antonio Vittorino Gaddi. editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 679 p.) : 116 illus., 79 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319627311
9783319627304 (print ed.)
9783319627328 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Air Pollution - adverse effects
Environmental Illness - chemically induced
Environmental Policy
Global Health
Public Policy
Specialty
Environmental Health
Abstract
This book examines in detail the clinical implications of those diseases that either are primarily triggered by air pollution or represent direct consequences of air pollutants. The aim is to provide medical practitioners with practical solutions to issues in diagnosis and treatment while simultaneously furnishing other interested parties with crucial information on the field. The book introduces the concept that air pollution-related diseases constitute a new class of pathologies. A wide range of conditions mainly attributable to air pollution are discussed, covering different body systems and pollution impacts in subsets of the population. In addition to presenting state of the art overviews of clinical aspects, the book carefully examines the implications of current knowledge for social and public health strategies aimed at disease prevention and prophylaxis. The Clinical Handbook of Air Pollution-Related Diseases will greatly assist doctors and healthcare workers when dealing with the consequences of air pollution in their everyday practice and will provide researchers, industry, and policymakers with valuable facts and insights.
Contents
1. Pollution and Air Pollution–Related Diseases: An Overview -- 2. Physical and Chemical Properties of Airborne Particulate Matter -- 3. The Relationship Between Health Effects and Airborne Particulate Constituents -- 4. Environment/Climate Air Pollution -- 5. Spatial Distribution of Air Pollutants in Cities -- 6. Outdoor Air Pollution: Effects, Measure and Perception -- 7. Indoor Air Pollution -- 8. Air Pollution and the Health Preservation: The Point of View of a Clinician and of a Cardiologist -- 9. Legal and Ethical Implications of Air Pollution -- 10. Air Pollution in Infancy, Childhood and Young Adults -- 11. Air Pollution and Elderly -- 12. Pollutants and Drugs: Interactions and Human Health -- 13. Epigenetic Effects of Air Pollution -- 14. Complexity in Pollution/Disease Management -- 15. Air Pollution and the Nervous System: Diseases of the Brain Caused by Air Pollutants and Air Pollution -- 16. Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Diseases (Risk Factors and the Myocardial Cell Defence) -- 17. Air Pollution and Atherosclerosis -- 18. Air Pollution and Lung Diseases -- 19. Eye and Pollution -- 20. Skin and Air Pollution: State of the Art and New Frontiers -- 21. Air Pollution and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals -- 22. Health Consequences Due to Prenatal Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Exposure -- 23. Postnatal EDC Exposure and Prevention of Endocrine Disruption -- 24. Air Pollution and Cancer -- 25. Air Pollution and Gynecological Diseases -- 26. Air Pollution Effects in Pregnancy -- 27. Model for Pollutant and Disease Monitoring -- 28. Basic Principles for Treatment of Air Pollution-Related Diseases -- 29. Basic Characteristics of Antipollution Devices and PPE -- 30. Exploring the Technologies Behind Air-Cleaning Systems and Indoor Applications -- 31. Basic Characteristics of PPE (II): Industrial Applications -- 32. Sociological Theories on Air Pollution: Between Environmental Justice and the Risk Society Approach -- 33. The Contribution of Digital Sociology to the Investigation of Air Pollution -- 34. Basic Principles of Risk Communication in Air Pollution -- 35. Marketing Issues in Air Pollution Prevention -- 36. Air Pollution: Actions to be Taken -- 37. Conclusions.
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Concepts and Practice of Humanitarian Medicine

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edited by S. William A. Gunn, Michele Masellis. --New York, NY: Springer Science+Business Media , c2008.
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Gunn, S. William A
Other Authors
Masellis, Michele
Responsibility
edited by S. William A. Gunn, Michele Masellis
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer Science+Business Media
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387722641
Subjects (MeSH)
Health Services Accessibility
Human Rights
International Cooperation
Public Health
Global Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
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e-Book
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Depression and Globalization : The Politics of Mental Health in the 21st Century

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by Carl Walker. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2008.
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Walker, Carl
Responsibility
by Carl Walker
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2008
ISBN
9780387727134
Subjects (MeSH)
Depression
Health Policy
Mental Health Services - history
Social Conditions
Global Health
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Social sciences
Psychology, clinical
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e-Book
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Disability & International Development : Towards Inclusive Global Health

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edited by Malcolm Maclachlan, Leslie Swartz. --New York, NY: Springer-Verlag , c2009.
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Author
Maclachlan, Malcolm
Other Authors
Swartz, Leslie
Responsibility
edited by Malcolm Maclachlan, Leslie Swartz
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Date of Publication
c2009
ISBN
9780387938400
Subjects (MeSH)
Developing Countries
Disabled Persons
Economic Development
Global Health
Socioeconomic Factors
Subjects (LCSH)
Public health
Social sciences
Format
e-Book
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Emerging Zoonoses : A Worldwide Perspective

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I.W. Fong. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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The book begins with a review of zoonotic pandemics of the past: the "Black Death" or bubonic plague of the Middle Ages, the Spanish Influenza pandemic (derived from avian influenza) of the early 20th century, to the more modern pandemic of AIDS/HIV infection, which originated in Africa from primates. However, the majority of chapters focus on more recent zoonoses, which have been recognized since the late 20th century to the present: SARS and MERS coronaviruses New avian influenza viruses The …
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Fong, I.W. (Ignatius W.)
Responsibility
I.W. Fong
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 250 pages) : 10 illus., 9 illus. in color
Series Title
Emerging infectious diseases of the 21st century
ISBN
9783319508900
9783319508887 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Global Health
Zoonoses
Abstract
The book begins with a review of zoonotic pandemics of the past: the "Black Death" or bubonic plague of the Middle Ages, the Spanish Influenza pandemic (derived from avian influenza) of the early 20th century, to the more modern pandemic of AIDS/HIV infection, which originated in Africa from primates. However, the majority of chapters focus on more recent zoonoses, which have been recognized since the late 20th century to the present: SARS and MERS coronaviruses New avian influenza viruses The tick-borne Henan fever virus from China The tick-borne Heartland virus from the United States Recently recognized bacterial pathogens, such as Streptococcus suis from pigs. In addition, reemergence of established zoonoses that have expanded their niche are reviewed, such as the spread of Zika virus and Chikungunya virus to the Western Hemisphere, and the emergence and spread of Ebola virus infection in Africa. A chapter is also devoted to an overview of the mechanisms and various types of animals involved in the transmission of diseases to humans, and the potential means of control and prevention. Many endemic and sporadic diseases are still transmitted by animals, through either direct or indirect contact, and zoonoses are estimated to account for about 75% of all new and emerging infectious diseases. It is predicted by public health experts that the next major pandemic of infectious disease will be of animal origin, making Emerging Zoonoses: A Worldwide Perspective a crucial resource to all health care specialists by providing them with much needed information on these zoonotic diseases.
Contents
1. Pandemic zoonoses from the Middle-Ages to the 20th Century -- 2. Animals and mechanisms of disease transmission -- 3. Swine and avian influenza outbreaks in recent times -- 4. Emerging animal coronaviruses: first SARS and now MERS -- 5. Emergence of new tickborne infections -- 6. Chikungunya virus and Zika virus expansion: an imitation of Dengue virus -- 7. Ebola and Marburg: out of Africa -- 8. Hepatitis E: a zoonosis -- 9. Zoonotic malaria: plasmodium knowlesi -- 10. Zoonotic streptococci: a focus on Streptocccus suis -- 11. New and emerging parasitic zoonoses.
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Equitable Access to Human Biological Resources in Developing Countries : Benefit Sharing Without Undue Inducement

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Roger Scarlin Chennells. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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The main question explored by the book is: How can cross-border access to human genetic resources, such as blood or DNA samples, be governed in such a way as to achieve equity for vulnerable populations in developing countries? The book situates the field of genomic and genetic research within global health and research frameworks, describing the concerns that have been raised about the potential unfairness in exchanges during recent decades. Access to and sharing in the benefits of human biolo…
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Chennells, Roger Scarlin
Responsibility
Roger Scarlin Chennells
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 197 p.)
ISBN
9783319197258
9783319197241 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bioethics
Developing Countries
Genetic Research - ethics
Global Health - ethics
Health Equity
Healthcare Disparities
Abstract
The main question explored by the book is: How can cross-border access to human genetic resources, such as blood or DNA samples, be governed in such a way as to achieve equity for vulnerable populations in developing countries? The book situates the field of genomic and genetic research within global health and research frameworks, describing the concerns that have been raised about the potential unfairness in exchanges during recent decades. Access to and sharing in the benefits of human biological resources are aspects not regulated by any international legal framework such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, which applies only to the exchange of plants, animals and microorganisms, as well as to associated traditional knowledge. Examples of genetic research perceived as exploitative are provided in order to illustrate the legal vacuum concerning the global governance of human genetic resources. The main conclusions drawn from the legal and ethical analysis are: Benefit sharing is crucial in order to avoid the exploitation of developing countries in human genetic research; With functioning research ethics committees, undue inducement is less of a concern in genetic research than in other areas of medical research (e.g. clinical trials); Concerns remain over research involving indigenous populations; accordingly, recommendations are provided. In drawing these conclusions, the book addresses in detail a highly pressing topic in global bioethics and international law. In this regard, it combines bioethical arguments with jurisprudence, in particular with reference to the law of equity and the legal concepts of duress (coercion), unconscionable dealing, and undue inducement.
Contents
Introduction -- Exploitation -- Common Heritage of Humankind -- The Altruism Argument -- The "No Value Added" Argument -- Justice and Exploitation in Bilateral Exchanges -- Undue Inducement and Coercion -- Risks to Indigenous Peoples as Vulnerable Population -- Closing Chapter -- List of Legal Cases.
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Ethnic Diversities, Hypertension and Global Cardiovascular Risk

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Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Francesco P. Cappuccio, Gianfranco Parati, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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In the context of the most significant influx of migrants in European history, the objective of this book is to provide healthcare professionals with essential knowledge and skills to effectively treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases in ethnic minorities. Acknowledging that the scientific and cultural training of health professionals on the specific health needs of minority groups is still limited and likely biased, the book sheds light on the different health policies in European countries…
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Modesti, Pietro Amedeo
Cappuccio, Francesco P.
Parati, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Pietro Amedeo Modesti, Francesco P. Cappuccio, Gianfranco Parati, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 319 p.) : 27 illus., 16 illus. in color
Series Title
Updates in hypertension and cardiovascular protection
ISBN
9783319931487
9783319931470 (print ed.)
9783319931494 (print ed.)
ISSN
2366-4606
Subjects (MeSH)
Cultural Diversity
Ethnic Groups
Global Health
Hypertension - etiology
Risk Factors
Specialty
Cardiology
Global Health
Sociology, Medical
Abstract
In the context of the most significant influx of migrants in European history, the objective of this book is to provide healthcare professionals with essential knowledge and skills to effectively treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases in ethnic minorities. Acknowledging that the scientific and cultural training of health professionals on the specific health needs of minority groups is still limited and likely biased, the book sheds light on the different health policies in European countries as well as epidemiologic data on cardiovascular events among migrants. In addition, it presents an in-depth analysis of potential ethnic-group-specific drivers of global cardiovascular risk within this new and challenging framework—as well as issues related to its prevention and treatment. The prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome is found to be higher among most minority groups than in the native population, yet their access to treatment and health services may be limited by cultural and language barriers. As health professionals are confronted with such intercultural challenges on a daily basis, specific training and dedicated publications are thus essential to accompany and foster a constructive development towards a pluralist and healthier society. This book addresses that need, offering a unique and revealing resource.
Contents
Part I: Ethnicity in the European context -- 1. Multi-ethnic populations in Europe; terminology and classifications -- 2. Migration, communicable and non-communicable diseases. Are we witnessing a paradigm shift? -- 3. Inequalities and health policies in the European countries -- Part II: Ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease -- 4. Ethnic disparities in stroke -- 5. Intracranial atherosclerosis in Asian populations -- 6. Coronary heart disease among non-Western immigrants -- 7. Hypertension and the Heart in Africa -- 8. Ethnicity and hypertension-related target organ damage -- 9. Chronic kidney disease: global dimension and perspectives for Africa -- 10. Ethnicity and atrial fibrillation: a counterintuitive phenomenon -- Part III: Drivers predisposing ethnic minorities to cardiovascular disease -- 11. Disparities in hypertension in the ethnic minority groups; beneficial aspects of minority ethnic group cultures -- 12. Type 2 diabetes in ethnic minority groups in Europe -- 13. Health needs and global cardiovascular risk of Chinese migrants in Europe: which peculiarities? -- 14. Overweight and obesity in ethnic minorities. Ethnic specific cut-off values of obesity indices -- Part IV: Ethnic specific issues for prevention and treatment of hypertension and global cv risk -- 15. New notions on salt sensitivity -- 16. Body image perception in ethnic minorities: implications for prevention -- 17. Risk assessment of future type 2 diabetes and prevention strategies -- 18. Screening strategies for type 2 diabetes and risk stratification in minority groups -- 19. Cardiovascular risk assessment models and ethnicity: implications for hypertension guidelines -- 20. Antihypertensive drug therapy in patients of African and South Asian ethnicity -- 21. Cardiovascular risk factors in migrants: beyond the first generation -- 22. Hypertension in pregnancy and related health outcomes in European ethnic minorities -- 23. Ethnic differences in left ventricular remodelling in athletes: implications for pre-participation visit.
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Evaluating international public health issues : critical reflections on diseases and disasters, policies and practices

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Mbuso Precious Mabuza. --Singapore: Springer , c2020.
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This book makes an original contribution in addressing contemporary critical discussions and reflections on international health policies, strategies, programmes, systems, diseases, disasters, and public health issues. It includes reflections on how levels of governance, development and technical assistance affect countries disaster readiness and health systems.
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Mabuza, Mbuso Precious
Other Authors
Held, Leonhard
Responsibility
Mbuso Precious Mabuza.
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource, 334 p.
ISBN
9789811397875
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Health Policy
International Cooperation
Specialty
Public Health
Abstract
This book makes an original contribution in addressing contemporary critical discussions and reflections on international health policies, strategies, programmes, systems, diseases, disasters, and public health issues. It includes reflections on how levels of governance, development and technical assistance affect countries disaster readiness and health systems.
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Field guide to global health & disaster medicine

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James A. Chambers. --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , c2023.
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Chambers, James A.
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James A. Chambers
Alternate Title
Global health and disaster medicine
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
c2023
Physical Description
1 online resource, 416 p.
ISBN
9780323794121
Subjects (MeSH)
Disaster Medicine
Global Health
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Global Health
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Field guide to global health & disaster medicine

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Chambers, James. (1st ed.) --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier , 2022.
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Chambers, James
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1st ed.
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier
Date of Publication
2022
ISBN
9780323794121
Subjects (MeSH)
Global Health
Disaster Medicine
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Food Poverty and Insecurity : International Food Inequalities

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Martin Caraher, John Coveney, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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While there is not one global definition of the term "food poverty", the evidence from the chapters in this book suggest food poverty can be seen from three perspectives: 1) the causes and constraints facing both individuals, households, communities and policy makers, 2) constrained choices or the "lived experience" and 3) the health impacts or outcomes. As a working definition of food poverty, this approach suggests that where constraints are such that it is not possible for individuals or hou…
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Caraher, Martin
Coveney, John
Responsibility
Martin Caraher, John Coveney, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 126 p. : 7 illus. in color)
Series Title
Food Policy
ISBN
9783319238593
9783319238586 (print ed.)
ISSN
2365-4295
Subjects (MeSH)
Food Supply
Global Health
Health Status Disparities
Nutrition Policy
Poverty
Socioeconomic Factors
Abstract
While there is not one global definition of the term "food poverty", the evidence from the chapters in this book suggest food poverty can be seen from three perspectives: 1) the causes and constraints facing both individuals, households, communities and policy makers, 2) constrained choices or the "lived experience" and 3) the health impacts or outcomes. As a working definition of food poverty, this approach suggests that where constraints are such that it is not possible for individuals or households to consume a nutritionally adequate diet, they could be considered to be in food poverty. The modern food system has introduced new complexities to food insecurity with the growth of micro-nutrient inequalities. As a result of growing levels of poverty and inequality, hunger and obesity are not being faced by two different groups, but often by the same group. While the developed world faces a problem with overconsumption and chronic diseases, the developing world is addressing the double burden of hunger and over-consumption. Even in the developed world, nation states are facing the rise of modern malnutrition, which includes both over-consumption and the re-emergence of hunger: over-consumption combined with austerity. The volume undertakes a critical examination of food poverty and food security by addressing topics such as tensions over the role of the state, the movement towards rights and responsibilities around food, and the rising tide of food poverty. Auth ors also cover possible solutions at both national and city state levels. The editors conclude with a chapter that draws together the issues and locates solutions within a food policy framework of the total food system. These studies help reveal the complexities of food insecurity within a global context, with the goal of clarifying taken for granted assumptions in present discourses.
Contents
Food Poverty and Insecurity: The Poor in a World of Global Austerity -- Food Security Global Overview -- Food Issues Facing New and Emerging Economies of South East Asia -- The Paradox of Undernutrition and Obesity in South Africa: A Contextual Overview of Food Quality, Access and Availability in the New Democracy -- The Right to Food in India: Entitlements as Government Responsibility to Entitlements as Government Obligation -- Food Insecurity and Health Disparities: Experiences from New York City -- Creating New Links Between Agriculture And Food Aid: New Perspectives from France -- Food Banks: Big Society or Shunting Yards? Successful Failures -- The Rise of Food Inequality in Australia -- Work in Progress: Addressing Food Insecurity in Brazil -- Food Austerity; Concluding Thoughts and Reflections.
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Global Bariatric Surgery : The Art of Weight Loss Across the Borders

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edited by Rami Lutfi, Mariano Palermo, Guy-Bernard Cadière. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book methodically covers the technique, and results of laparoscopic bariatric and metabolic surgery. Aspiring to be wide-ranging, the content includes developments as well as basic standardized techniques, likely occurring complications, described to help practicians avoid dangerous pitfalls. The editors included such topics as the relationship between obesity and cancer, the use of surgery in adolescents, preparation and follow-up care, as well as the use of interventional radiology. The …
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Lutfi, Rami
Palermo, Mariano
Cadière, Guy-Bernard
Responsibility
edited by Rami Lutfi, Mariano Palermo, Guy-Bernard Cadière
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 523 p.) : 249 illus., 207 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319935454
9783319935447 (print ed.)
9783319935461 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Bariatric Surgery - trends
Global Health
Weight Loss
Specialty
Bariatric Medicine
Surgical Procedures, Operative
Abstract
This book methodically covers the technique, and results of laparoscopic bariatric and metabolic surgery. Aspiring to be wide-ranging, the content includes developments as well as basic standardized techniques, likely occurring complications, described to help practicians avoid dangerous pitfalls. The editors included such topics as the relationship between obesity and cancer, the use of surgery in adolescents, preparation and follow-up care, as well as the use of interventional radiology. The latest scientific evidence concerning endoscopy, radiology, robotics and pharmaceuticals, is presented in detail. Comprehensive varying opinions on the management of sleeve gastrectomy, weight regain, gastric bypass and complex revisions are unique to this tome. Not only are differing surgical perspectives presented, but physicians, endoscopists and researchers also describe alternative methods of management, in complications, future treatments, and understanding of the disease. Global Bariatric Surgery: The Art of Weight Loss Across the Borders serves as a valuable reference source for surgeons and practitioners in need of the most up-to-date information on bariatric and metabolic surgery with all its known facets.
Contents
History of Bariatric Surgery -- Bariatric Surgery—Current state of affairs -- Accreditation, Quality and Centers of Excellence -- Global Certifications for Surgeons and Centers -- Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in Latin America -- Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery in the Middle East -- Asian Experience -- Gastric Banding -- Sleeve Gastrectomy -- Gastric Bypass -- Duodenal Switch -- Gastric Plication -- Single Anastomosis Gastric Bypass -- Single Anastomosis Duodenal Switch -- Vagal Nerve Control of Appetite, Energy, Regulation and Body Weight -- Revision after Gastric Banding -- Revision after Sleeve Gastrectomy -- Re-Sleeve Gastrectomy -- Complications of Gastric Bands -- Acute and Subacute Leaks -- Chronic Leaks and Fistulas -- Intolerance to Oral intake, Refractory Nausea and Vomiting -- Postoperative Strictures -- Postoperative Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease -- Building Bariatric Endoscopy Practice for the Surgeon -- Endoscopic bariatric therapies -- Endoscopic Management of Complications -- Robotic Surgery -- Bariatric Surgery in Adolescence -- Large ventral hernias -- Post Bariatric Body Contouring -- The Super Super Obese -- Optimizing the Staple Line -- Preoperative Preparation and Workup -- Medical Management of Obesity -- Metabolic Surgery, Reality or Myth? -- Is Type 2 Diabetes A Surgical Disease? -- Biliary disease and Bariatric Surgery -- Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease -- Obesity and Cancer -- Bariatric Surgery and Cancer -- Bariatric Surgery and Transplantation -- Interventional Radiology, Is there a Role For The Surgeon? -- Accommodating Research in Busy Bariatric Practice -- Proper Approach to New Bariatric Procedures.
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Global child health advocacy : on the front lines

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Berman, Stephen. American Academy of Pediatrics. --Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics , 2014.
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WA 320 C32 2014
Location
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Call Number
WA 320 C32 2014
Author
Berman, Stephen
Corporate Author
American Academy of Pediatrics
Other Authors
International Congress of Pediatrcs (27th: August, 2013: Melbourne, Australia)
Other Authors
Balfrey, Judith S.
Bhutta, Zulfiqar
Grange, Adenike O.
Place of Publication
Elk Grove Village, IL
Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Date of Publication
2014
Physical Description
331 p.
ISBN
9.79E+11
Subjects (MeSH)
Child Welfare
Child Advocacy
Global Health
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Book
Location
IWK Health Sciences Library
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1
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Global climate change and public health

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Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors. --New York: Humana Press , c2014.
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Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of …
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Pinkerton, Kent Ed
Rom, William N
Responsibility
Kent E. Pinkerton, William N. Rom, editors
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 406 pages)
Series Vol.
v. 7
Series Title
Respiratory medicine (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN
9781461484172 (electronic bk.)
9781461484165
Subjects (MeSH)
Climate Change
Global Health
Public Health
Respiration Disorders
Subjects (LCSH)
Environmental health
Climatic changes
Climate Change
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Environmental Health
Climate Change Impacts
Public health
Abstract
Pulmonary physicians and scientists currently have minimal capacity to respond to climate change and its impacts on health. The extent to which climate change influences the prevalence and incidence of respiratory morbidity remains largely undefined. However, evidence is increasing that climate change does drive respiratory disease onset and exacerbation as a result of increased ambient and indoor air pollution, desertification, heat stress, wildfires, and the geographic and temporal spread of pollens, molds and infectious agents. Preliminary research has revealed climate change to have potentially direct and indirect adverse impacts on respiratory health. Published studies have linked climate change to increases in respiratory disease, including the following: changing pollen releases impacting asthma and allergic rhinitis, heat waves causing critical care-related diseases, climate driven air pollution increases, exacerbating asthma and COPD, desertification increasing particulate matter (PM) exposures, and climate related changes in food and water security impacting infectious respiratory disease through malnutrition (pneumonia, upper respiratory infections). High level ozone and ozone exposure has been linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, and acute lower respiratory infection. Global Climate Change and Public Health is an important new volume based on the research, findings, and discussions of US and international experts on respiratory health and climate change. This volume addresses issues of major importance to respiratory health and fills a major gap in the current literature.
Contents
Introduction: Consequences of Global Warming to the Publics Health -- Climate Variability and Change Data and Information for Global Public Health -- Climate Change: Overview of Data Sources, Observed and Predicted Temperature Changes, and Impacts on Public and Environmental Health -- Eyewitness to Global Warming -- California and Climate Changes -- Heat Waves and Rising Temperatures: Human Health Impacts and the Determinants of Vulnerability -- Climate, Air Quality and Allergy: Emerging Methods for Detecting Linkages -- The Human Health Co-benefits of Air Quality Improvements Associated with Climate Change Mitigation -- Asthma, Hayfever, Pollen, and Climate Change -- Dengue Fever and Climate Change -- Impact of Climate Change on Vector-Borne Disease in the Amazon -- Climate Variability and Change: Food, Water and Societal Impacts -- Household Air Pollution from Cookstoves: Impacts on Health and Climate -- Biomass Fuel and Lung Diseases: An Indian Perspective -- The Effects of Climate Change and Air Pollution on Children and Mothers Health -- Climate Change and Public Health in Small Island States and Caribbean Countries -- Global Climate Change, Desertification, and Its Consequences in Turkey and the Middle East -- Assessing the Health Risks of Climate Change -- Federal Programs in Climate Change and Health Research -- Management of Climate Change Adaptation at the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- Public Health and Climate Programs at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency -- California's Cap-and-Trade Program.
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