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 9: Communicable Diseases
After reading this chapter you will be able to:
- describe the burden of infectious diseases
- explain how disease burden is used and the limitations of data
- describe programmes for control of communicable diseases.
Though there are various ways in which to measure disease burden, no matter what metric is used, communicable diseases continue to wreak ...