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Non-communicable diseases

Kamran Siddiqi

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.15
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

International agencies have been warning against the recent global rise in non-communicable diseases. This is considered as a major threat to future development and efforts to reduce world poverty. ... More


Communicable disease control principles and toolkit

Martin Schweiger

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Communicable diseases can occur in any community, but they are particularly common in poor communities, adding to the burden of poverty. The prevention of communicable diseases is an important ... More


Controlling major communicable diseases

John Walley, Roger Webber, and Andrew Collins

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter argues that water, sanitation, and hygiene as well as TB, HIV, malaria, and other major communicable diseases can be controlled with cost-effective interventions. Effective control ... More


Geographical analysis of communicable disease data

P. Atkinson and A. Molesworth

in Spatial Epidemiology: Methods and Applications

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198515326
eISBN:
9780191723667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515326.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter presents methods to map and analyze communicable disease data. It discusses their limitations and proposes possible solutions or alternative approaches to minimize some of these ... More


A Thought Experiment: Rapid-Test Screening For Infectious Disease In Airports And Places Of Public Contact 1

Margaret P. Battin, Leslie P. Francis, Jay A. Jacobson, and Charles B. Smith

in The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195335842
eISBN:
9780199868926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335842.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter explores a thought-experiment imagining universal surveillance for all known communicable infectious disease, using rapid tests involving polymerase chain reactions and other methods ... More


Global Epidemiological Surveillance: International Cooperation to Monitor Infectious Diseases

Mark W. Zacher

in Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130522
eISBN:
9780199867363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130529.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In a world that increasingly resembles a global village, a new context of global health interdependence is emerging. Control of infectious diseases can be considered a global public good, but can the ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S Kulkarni (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

What distinguishes this book from the current literature is its analysis of malnutrition and its meticulous exploration of dietary transition, poverty nutrition traps and links between multiple ... More


Epidemiological concepts pre-1950 and their relation to work in the second half of the century

Rodolfo Saracci

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the emergence of the epidemiology of non-communicable diseases. It then discusses methodological developments, differential developments between old and new ... More


Epidemiological methods: a view from Africa

Adetokunbo O. Lucas

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the development of epidemiology in Africa. The development of epidemiology can be viewed in three broad historical dimensions: the age of discovery, largely dominated by work ... More


Health and disease

Stephen Emerson and Hussein Solomon

in African security in the twenty-first century: Challenges and opportunities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526122735
eISBN:
9781526136190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122735.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

More often viewed as a developmental or a humanitarian challenge rather than a security challenge, addressing the vast array of African public health problems has increasingly come to be seen as a ... More


Safe, Effective, and Affordable Health Care for a Bulging Population

Robyn Norton

in Is the Planet Full?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199677771
eISBN:
9780191757235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677771.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter considers the escalating cost of health care in Chapter 9. Instead of focusing on the considerable dangers posed by contagious disease (as others have done), the chapter focuses on the ... More


The uneasy politics of epidemic aid: the CDC’s mission to Cold War East Pakistan, 1958

Paul Greenough

in The Politics of Vaccination: A Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781526110886
eISBN:
9781526124272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526110886.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Global smallpox eradication was achieved only after decades of unsuccessful experiments in smallpox-endemic countries. A case in point occurred in 1958 when a severe epidemic imposed heavy mortality ... More


Weak Links: Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Stewart Patrick

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751501
eISBN:
9780199895366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751501.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conventional wisdom among policymakers in both the US and Europe holds that weak and failing states are the source of the world's most pressing security threats today. The international community's ... More


Affluence, Obesity, and Non-communicable Diseases in India

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Aging, growing affluence, obesity, and NCDs are closely linked. This chapter examines these links using a nationwide household survey. Attention is given to complex health policy choices given the ... More


Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease in India: An Overview

Raghav Gaiha, Raghbendra Jha, and Vani S. Kulkarni (eds)

in Diets, Malnutrition, and Disease: The Indian Experience

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198099215
eISBN:
9780199084500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099215.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter is an overview of different themes related to diets, malnutrition and non-communicable diseases in India. These include why calorie intake declined across different expenditure classes ... More


The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges

Inge Kaul and Pedro Conceiçāo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179972
eISBN:
9780199850709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179972.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The world's agenda of international cooperation has changed. The conventional concerns of foreign affairs, international trade, and development assistance, are increasingly sharing the political ... More


Occupational class and chronic diseases in India

Sanjay K. Mohanty and Anshul Kastor

in Work and Health in India

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447327363
eISBN:
9781447327370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327363.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter studies the differentials in chronic diseases among occupational classes in India. The results of the 60th round of National Sample Survey conducted from January to June 2004 show that ... More


Why Is Biodiversity Important?

Ilkka Hanski

in Messages from Islands: A Global Biodiversity Tour

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406305
eISBN:
9780226406589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406589.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the importance of biodiversity by focusing on the case of collared lemmings in Greenland. In 1996, the author of this book was in Greenland to witness unstable Arctic ... More


The Nutrition Transition And Obesity In Qatar

Tahra ElObeid and Abdelmonem Hassan

in Food Security in the Middle East

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199361786
eISBN:
9780190235697
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199361786.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses Qatar’s dramatic nutrition transition, which has led to an increase in the prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among the different sectors of society. ... More


Blaming the Victim: Public Health Protection and the Scapegoating of Newcomers

Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet

in Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780814789216
eISBN:
9780814760826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789216.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

International law recognizes public health protection as a human right that states are obligated to protect. Government efforts to fulfill that right may at times justify the restriction of ... More


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