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Transforming Public Health in Developing Nations

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The rise of globalized business has created a world village wherein ideas and industry transcend national boundaries. Unfortunately, the resulting increase in travel has accelerated the transmission of diseases, generating a surge in worldwide epidemics and increasing the necessity of innovative strategies for prevention, containment, and communication related to global health issues. Transforming Public Health in Developing Nations showcases the latest developments, trends, and challenges within the field of international public health. Featuring empirical studies, case studies, reviews, and discussion notes, this authoritative text highlights diverse, important global health issues, making it an essential resource for professionals, researchers, and academics seeking insight on the latest developments in contemporary healthcare. This reference work highlights a broad scope of current issues including global epidemics, worldwide health systems, mental health issues in developing nations, barriers to healthcare, sanitation and infection, cultural diversity in healthcare administration, cultural perceptions of reproductive health issues, international health costs and budgets, and health information technology.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOOK
    2. HOW THIS BOOK IS ORGANISED
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Primary Health
    1. Chapter 1: Seeking Solutions to the Challenges in Health Services in Developing Nations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CASE STUDY 1: CUBA
      4. CASE STUDY 2: THAILAND
      5. CHAPTER CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: The Role of Primary Health Care in Prevention, Early Detection, and Control of Cancer
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE GLOBAL BURDEN OF CANCER
      4. ROLE OF PRIMARY HEALTHCARE IN CANCER PREVENTION AND CONTROL
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
  9. Section 2: Health Systems
    1. Chapter 3: Approaches to Evidence-Based Management and Decision-Making in Healthcare Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCUSSION
      4. THEORIES IN DECISION MAKING FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS
      5. EXAMPLE OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF EVIDENCE BASED MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS
      6. EDUCATION AND EVIDENCE BASED MANAGEMENT
      7. FURTHER READING AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. WAY FORWARD AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 4: Nomadic Clinics as Innovative Concept that Transforms Health Care Services in Mobile Population
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CONCEPT OF THE NOMADIC CLINICS
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 5: Harnessing Non-Communicable Diseases
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      6. APPENDIX: TABLES
    4. Chapter 6: Barriers to Accessing Healthcare Services in Developing Nations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCUSSION
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
      6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 3: Global Health
    1. Chapter 7: Improving the Effects of Global Health Initiatives through FOMENT
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FOMENT OVERVIEW
      4. CASE STUDIES: THE POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF FOMENT ON GLOBAL DISEASE MANAGEMENT
      5. FUTURE DIRECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: Water and Sanitation
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CASE STUDY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. POLICY AND GROUNDWATER MANAGEMENT
      7. THE CURRENT STATUS: A DISCONNECTED POLICY PROCESS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 9: Community Development and Faith-Based Organizations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ANALYSIS
      4. WHY FAITH-BASED ORGANISATIONS?
      5. WHAT IS DEVELOPMENT?
      6. HEALTHY STATES VS. FRAGILE AND FAILED STATES
      7. THE ROLE OF NON-STATE ACTORS
      8. RELIGION AND HEALTH
      9. FBO’S AND PUBLIC HEALTH
      10. CONCLUSION OF BACKGROUND
      11. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS FOR TIMOR LESTE
      12. CONCLUSION
      13. REFERENCES
      14. ADDITIONAL READING
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 4: Patient Safety
    1. Chapter 10: Antimicrobial Consumption and Multidrug Resistant Organisms in Intensive Care Units
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MECHANISMS OF BACTERIAL RESISTANCE AND GENE DISSEMINATION
      5. MECHANISMS OF GENE DISSEMINATION
      6. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANTIMICROBIAL CONSUMPTION AND RESISTANCE TO ANTIMICROBIAL THERAPY
      7. THE ANATOMICAL THERAPEUTIC CHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION (ATC) SYSTEM AND DEFINED DAILY DOSE (DDD)
      8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      9. WAY FORWARD AND RECOMMENDATION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 11: Detection of Pre-Analytical Laboratory Testing Errors
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DISSCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 5: Post-Natural Disaster and Health
    1. Chapter 12: Reproductive and Mental Health during Natural Disaster
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
      4. DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Section 6: Electronic Health Technology (E-Health)
    1. Chapter 13: The Role and Use of Telemedicine by Physicians in Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SAUDI ARABIA AS A CASE EXAMPLE: THE SURVEY STUDY
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS AND WAY FORWARD
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 14: Information Systems in Healthcare with a Special Focus on Developing Countries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RE-STRUCTURING THE RESEARCH ON HIS
      4. HEALTH INFORMATICS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      5. LESSONS LEARNED FROM DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
      6. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION
      7. SYSTEM INTEGRATION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Interactive Visualizations as “Decision Support Tools” in Developing Nations
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE SITUATION: CHALLENGES FACING STAKEHOLDERS
      4. INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION TOOLS
      5. THE ROLE OF INTERACTIVE VISUALIZATION TOOLS IN VBDs DECISION-MAKING
      6. TECHNOLOGIES FOR ANALYSIS AND DISPLAY OF VBD DATA
      7. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE DIRECTION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
  14. Compilation of References
  15. About the Contributors