The concept of global health has moved on from focusing on the problems of the developing world to encompass health problems with global impact. Whether health professionals work internationally or work with people from different countries and cultures in their own country, global health issues impact daily on local healthcare delivery and professional practice. Written by an expert author team, this illuminating guide for healthcare students and practitioners introduces the major themes, challenges and debates relevant to global health that will equip the reader with the knowledge and skills required to thrive in this multi-faceted area of practice.
Chapter 5: Human Health and the Global Environment
Human Health and the Global Environment
After reading this chapter you will be able to:
- describe the mechanisms through which human health depends on ecological systems
- recognize the sources, pathways, impacts and control measures ...