The atlas of health : mapping the challenges and causes of disease
Part of the The Earthscan Atlas series
Winner of the BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science and the BMA Medical Book Award for Public Health. This is a major new graphic profile of global health.
The atlas maps the causes and incidences of the major diseases as well as the economic, social and environmental factors that impact on people's health worldwide.
Bringing together the latest data and charting recent trends in health and disease, it also addresses how health needs are identified, health policy is developed, and the delivery and quality of health services.
The atlas covers a wide range of topics including: life expectancy malnutrition and obesity water and sanitation cancer heart disease diabetes tobacco and alcohol migration and refugees climate change infectious diseases, from malaria to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis mental health SARS, avian flu and pandemic planning urbanization healthcare acquired infection and antibiotic resistance.