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Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents

Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents

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Each year there are 10 million deaths among newborns (including stillbirths), children, and adolescents, as well as from maternal causes. These deaths are mostly preventable with existing interventions - a major injustice in todayâs world. The vast majority happen in sub-Saharan Africa and
South Asia, yet the dangers facing women and children are relevant everywhere. While middle- and high-income countries have lower mortality rates overall, there are still major inequalities in outcomes within these countries. To improve health outcomes for women and children around the world, more
data on the burden of disease and evidence of intervention effectiveness are crucial.

The Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents is the first comprehensive book on this topic. Written by experts in the field, this invaluable source takes a lifecourse approach to health. Following women from adolescence to motherhood, it covers sexual and
reproductive health, HIV, pregnancy, mental health, and much more. Child development is traced from conception through to pregnancy, the newborn period, and into childhood and adolescence, with topics including newborn care, nutrition, infections, and injuries. This comprehensive resource asks
uncomfortable but necessary questions about the determinants of health, such as maltreatment, injury, and malnutrition, and looks at how to influence policy and inspire change.

Divided into eight sections and following the lifecourse, the Oxford Textbook of Global Health of Women, Newborns, Children, and Adolescents has a clear structure, helpful illustrations, and study questions in each chapter. Easy to use, it is the ideal textbook for students and practitioners in
health care or global health. Looking to the future, it is also an invaluable starting point for policymakers and anyone with a general interest in the subject area. With practical case studies and examples from high and low-resource settings, this book is a unique resource for those involved in
women's and children's health everywhere.

Author: Delan Devakumar
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Published: 02/20/2019
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.70lbs
Size: 10.80h x 8.50w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780198794684

About the Author

Delan Devakumar is a Clinical Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Health at the Institute for Global Health in University College London. With a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, he worked with Medecins Sans Frontieres as a paediatrician in Pakistan in 2006 (Kashmir earthquake), in
South Sudan (cholera outbreak) in 2007 and Myanmar (post-cyclone Nargis) in 2008. He also has a master degree in public health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a PhD from UCL. He is a commissioner and steering group member of the UCL-Lancet Commission on Migration and

Jennifer Hall, Principal Clinical Researcher at the Institute for Women's Health in University College London, is a public health doctor with a PhD in Maternal Health and Epidemiology and a long-standing interest in reproductive and women's health. A mixed-methods researcher, she works with
quantitative, qualitative and psychometric methodologies. She has worked with clinical public health nationally and internationally. She is particularly interested in the measurement of pregnancy intention, preconception care and the detection and management of unplanned pregnancies. Her work aims
to improve health and social outcomes for women of reproductive age around the world.

Zeshan Qureshi is an academic and clinical paediatrician, with a special interest in global health and medical education. Since graduating from the University of Southampton in 2009, he has published and presented research in the fields of pharmacology, global health, and medical education. He is
also the chief editor of the Unofficial Guide to Medicine series.

Joy Lawn has worked at the WHO Collaborating Center, CDC Atlanta, USA, and the Institute of Child Health, London. She has a Masters of Public Health from Emory University, Atlanta, and a PhD in perinatal epidemiology at University College London, UK. She has been Director Global Evidence and Policy
for Gates Foundation funded Saving Newborn Lives (SNL) programme of Save the Children for ten years. She has also published over 200 peer reviewed papers, as well as a range of chapters, books and policy relevant reports. She co-led several Lancet series on newborn survival and stillbirths.

Front cover image illustrated by the artist Joanna Lawn. For more information see instagram @nothing.bettertodo

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