Now there is a book that reflects both the scope and depth of challenges in global health and the dynamic nature of the field. By emphasizing diseases, programs, health systems, and health policies, International Public Health helps readers understand the wide range of global public health issues and the various approaches nations adopt to deal with them. International Public Health explores the public health problems facing low- and middle-income countries today, and identifies the three greatest challenges: reproductive health, infectious disease, and nutrition. Containing case studies throughout, and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book discusses emerging health systems--their regulation, financing, and management. Illustrates the importance of health on the economic development of a nation, and the reciprocal impact of development on health status.