This book is an action guide to improving public/community health, with a particular focus on low and middle income countries. It explains public health approaches to developing effective health services and preventive programmes, using examples, illustrations and case histories. It covers essential clinical services and preventive programmes including those for tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and the integrated management of childhood and adult illnesses. Practical methods are given for assessing health needs and working with communities to develop health services. Gender, social and economic influences on communities' health are also explored.
Walley, J.; Wright, J. (Eds), Public Health: An action guide to improving health (second edition), Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, ISBN 978-0-19-923893-4, 376 pp.