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Public Health in the Arab World

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Richard Horton, Samer Jabbour, Rita Giacaman, Marwan Khawaja, Iman Nuwayhid, Rouham Yamout, Elisabeth Longuenesse, Sylvia Chiffoleau, Nabil M. Kronfol, Omar Dewachi, Jamil Hilal, Adib Nehmeh, Dominique Tabuti, Bruno Schoumaker, Mey Jurdi, Rim Fayad, Abbas El-Zein, Zeinab Khadr, Hoda Rashad, Susan Watts, Mohamed Salem, Mona Mowafi, Natalia Linos, Kathryn M. Yount, Cynthia Myntti, Abdulrahman O. Musaiger, Hala Ghattas, Abdelmonem S. Hassan, Omar Obeid, Rana A. Hajjeh, Maha Talaat, Aisha O. Jumaan, Ala Alwan, Nisreen Alwan, Habiba Ben Romdhane, Abdullatif Husseini, Elie G. Karam, Mariana M. Salamoun, Doris Jaalouk, Olivia Shabb, Driss Moussaoui, Ghena A. Ismail, Peter Barss, Sherine Shawky, Samia Halileh, Rima Afifi, Jocelyn DeJong, Krishna Bose, Tanya Salem, Amr Awad, Manal Benkirane, Hyam Bashour, Afamia Kaddur, Abla Mehio Sibai, Rania Tohme, Sawsan Abdulrahim, Ynesse Abdul Malak, Rima R. Habib, Fadi A. Fathallah, Hani Mowafi, Rayana BuHaka, Rana Khatib, Luay Shabaneh, Asad Ramlawi, Belgacem Sabri, Guido Sabatinelli, Tony Laurance, Salman Rawaf, David Rawaf, Huda Zurayk, Chadi S. Cortas, Sameen Siddiqi, Driss Zine-Eddine El-Idrissi, Awad Mataria, Fadi El-Jardali, Diana Jamal, Zafar Mirza, Ahmed Mandil, Mayssa Nehlawi, Mohammad Assai, Livia C. Wick, Nasser Yassin, Alaa Shukrallah, Mohamed Hassan Khalil
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  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521516747

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  • The Arab world is a distinct geographic and cultural entity, with a complex demographic. Public Health in the Arab World reviews and dissects the public health concerns specific to this region. This volume will interest not only researchers, practitioners and students in the Arab world, but also the wider constituency of international public health specialists and social scholars interested in this region. With contributions from a multidisciplinary group of leading regional and international experts, this volume addresses a comprehensive range of contemporary topics, including the social determinants of health, and health issues in different population groups. Synthesizing a large body of knowledge in an accessible manner, the authors critique and adapt public health concepts, frameworks and paradigms to the context of the Arab world, engaging readers in current debates. This is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in global public health and in Arab world studies.

    • Presents a diverse perspective on health issues through a multidisciplinary approach including public health, social and anthropological perspectives
    • Describes the practical relevance of current theoretical debates, allowing readers to apply the theory in different frameworks
    • Highlights the differences and commonalities between various Arab countries and population groups, helping readers understand the complexity of the region
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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521516747
    • length: 517 pages
    • dimensions: 255 x 192 x 28 mm
    • weight: 1.26kg
    • contains: 210 b/w illus. 30 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword
    Introduction
    Part I. The Context of Public Health:
    1. Public health, the medical profession, and state building: a historical perspective
    2. The political, economic, and social context
    3. The demographic transitions: characteristics and public health implications
    4. Environmental degradation: the challenge of sustaining life
    Part II. The Social Determinants of Health:
    5. Health inequities: social determinants and policy implications
    6. Assets and health: towards a new framework
    7. Gender disparities in health
    8. Knowledge gaps: the agenda for research and action
    Part III. Health and Disease: A Focus on Avoidable Conditions:
    9. Introduction: health and disease in the regional context
    10. Nutrition and food security: the Arab World in transition
    11. Infectious diseases: the unfinished agenda and future needs
    12. Non-communicable diseases I: burden and approaches to prevention
    13. Non-communicable diseases II: focus on cardiovascular diseases
    14. An overview of mental disorders
    15. Recognising omitted contexts and implicit paradigms: toward a valid mental health discourse
    16. Injury epidemiology and prevention
    Part IV. The Health of Population Groups:
    17. Child health: caring for the future
    18. The health of young people: challenges and opportunities
    19. Women's health: progress and unaddressed issues
    20. The older persons: from veneration to vulnerability?
    21. The well-being of migrant women: between agency and restraint
    22. Workers health: a social framework beyond workplace hazards
    Part V. Public Health in War and Violent Conflict:
    23. Conflict in health: meeting challenges to insecurity
    24. Health status and health services in the occupied Palestinian territory
    25. Public health in crisis: Iraq
    26. Summer 2006 war on Lebanon: a lesson in community resilience
    Part VI. Health Systems: Toward Equity and Accountability:
    27. Introduction: seeing the trees, not missing the forest
    28. Health system governance
    29. Health system financing: the bottleneck of the right to health
    30. The public health workforce and human resource for health
    31. Health care delivery: the missing links
    32. Access to essential medicines: impediments and the way forward
    Part VII. Public Health and the Social Agenda:
    33. Graduate education in public health: toward a multidisciplinary model
    34. Participatory community interventions: a case study approach
    35. Reflections on the de-politicization of health and scholarship
    36. Toward a regional perspective on health and human security
    37. Egypt in crisis: politics, health care, and social mobilization for health rights
    38. Can action on health achieve political and social reform?
    Postscript
    Index.

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  • Editors

    Samer Jabbour, American University of Beirut
    Iman Nuwayhid is Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

    Rita Giacaman, Birzeit University, Occupied Palestinian Territory
    Marwan Khawaja is Chief, Social Statistics Section, UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), Beirut, Lebanon.

    Marwan Khawaja, UN ESCWA
    Samer Jabbour is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon.

    Iman Nuwayhid, American University of Beirut
    Rita Giacaman is a Professor of Public Health at the Institute of Community and Public Health, Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine.

    Contributors

    Richard Horton, Samer Jabbour, Rita Giacaman, Marwan Khawaja, Iman Nuwayhid, Rouham Yamout, Elisabeth Longuenesse, Sylvia Chiffoleau, Nabil M. Kronfol, Omar Dewachi, Jamil Hilal, Adib Nehmeh, Dominique Tabuti, Bruno Schoumaker, Mey Jurdi, Rim Fayad, Abbas El-Zein, Zeinab Khadr, Hoda Rashad, Susan Watts, Mohamed Salem, Mona Mowafi, Natalia Linos, Kathryn M. Yount, Cynthia Myntti, Abdulrahman O. Musaiger, Hala Ghattas, Abdelmonem S. Hassan, Omar Obeid, Rana A. Hajjeh, Maha Talaat, Aisha O. Jumaan, Ala Alwan, Nisreen Alwan, Habiba Ben Romdhane, Abdullatif Husseini, Elie G. Karam, Mariana M. Salamoun, Doris Jaalouk, Olivia Shabb, Driss Moussaoui, Ghena A. Ismail, Peter Barss, Sherine Shawky, Samia Halileh, Rima Afifi, Jocelyn DeJong, Krishna Bose, Tanya Salem, Amr Awad, Manal Benkirane, Hyam Bashour, Afamia Kaddur, Abla Mehio Sibai, Rania Tohme, Sawsan Abdulrahim, Ynesse Abdul Malak, Rima R. Habib, Fadi A. Fathallah, Hani Mowafi, Rayana BuHaka, Rana Khatib, Luay Shabaneh, Asad Ramlawi, Belgacem Sabri, Guido Sabatinelli, Tony Laurance, Salman Rawaf, David Rawaf, Huda Zurayk, Chadi S. Cortas, Sameen Siddiqi, Driss Zine-Eddine El-Idrissi, Awad Mataria, Fadi El-Jardali, Diana Jamal, Zafar Mirza, Ahmed Mandil, Mayssa Nehlawi, Mohammad Assai, Livia C. Wick, Nasser Yassin, Alaa Shukrallah, Mohamed Hassan Khalil

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