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

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Publication date:

14/01/2019

Paperback

272 pages

276.0x219.0mm

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ISBN:

9780198794684

Publication date:

14/01/2019

Paperback

272 pages

276.0x219.0mm

Edited by Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi & and Joy Lawn

  • Addresses maternal and child health in their own right, and how they affect each other
  • Contains descriptions of the main challenges and explanations of the key theories in the field
  • A comprehensive study of the cycle of life
  • Has a clear structure, helpful illustrations, and study questions at the end of each chapter
  • An easy-to-use manual for healthcare workers treating patients in the clinic and out in the field

Rights:  OUP UK (Indian Territory)

Edited by Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi & and Joy Lawn

Description

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 todays 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.

About the Editors

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 Health.

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

Contributors:

Mike Rowson, University College London, London, UK
Joy Lawn, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Samantha Sadoo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Tim Colbourn, University College London, London, UK
Catherine Pitt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Josephine Borghi, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Kara Hanson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Bernadette O'Hare, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Sebastian Taylor, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK
Caroline Fall, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Kalyanaraman Kumaran, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Kate Mandeville, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Ingrid Wolfe, King's College London, London, UK
Nicholas Watts, University College London, London, UK
Miriam Orcutt, King's College London, London, UK
Clare Shortall, Doctors of the World, London, UK
Aula Abarra, London Deanery, London, UK
Susan Sawyer, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Suraya Abdul-Razak, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Murdoch Children Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
George Patton, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Saiqa Mullick, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jackie Pitchforth, University College London, London, UK
Dougal Hargreaves, University College London, London, UK
Kelly Clarke, University College London, London, UK
Silvia Yasuda, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, Enfield Town, UK
Atif Rahman, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Rashida Ferrand, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Qingfeng Li, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Adnan Hyder, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
David Ross, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; and World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Address Malata, Previously of International Confederation of Midwives; University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi; and Malawi University of Science and Technology, Thyolo, Malawi
Mags Beksinska, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jenni Smit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jennifer Hall, University College London, London, UK
Abi Merriel, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Raymond Kanthiti, Mitundu Community Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi
David Lissauer, Birmingham Women's Hospital Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Heather Lytle, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
Beatrice Chikaphonya-Phiri, Ministry of Health, Dowa District Hospital, Dowa district hospital
Nynke van de Broek, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
Mary McCauley, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
Delanjathan Devakumar, University College London, London, UK
Patricia Rondo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Rob Stewart, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK; and University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Selena Gleadow-Ware, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK; University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Hannah Blencowe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Shefali Oza, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Sarah Moxon, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Tom Lissauer, Imperial University, London, UK
Anne CC Lee, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Saima Aftab, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Lian Folger, Research Assistant, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Lauren Schaeffer, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Anna Seale, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Helen Brotherton, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Sowmi Moorthie, PHG Foundation, Cambridge, UK
Gabriela Cormick, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nicole Minckas, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Buenos Aires, Argentina
José Belizán, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dan Magnus, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
Cally Tann, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Sebastian Taylor, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK
Bhanu Williams, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Mark Lee, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Anupam Goenka, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Marly Cardoso, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Jonathan Wells, University College London, London, UK
Richard Rosch, University College London, London, UK
Michelle Heyes, University College London, London, UK
Hannah Kuper, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Jessica Mvula, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Takondwa Chimowa, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Elizabeth Molyneux, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Bernadette O'Hare, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Therese Hesketh, University College London, London, UK
Geoff Debelle, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Qingfeng Li, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Fred Martineau, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Elizabeth Mason, University College London, London, UK
Blerta Maliqi, World Health Organization, Switzerland, Geneva
Maureen Kelly, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Tony Waterston, Retired
David Osrin, University College London, London, UK

Edited by Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi & and Joy Lawn

Table of contents

Section 1: Introduction
1: Women's and children's health in a changing world, Mike Rowson
2: Strategies through the lifecycle to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, Joy Lawn, Samantha Sadoo,
3: Agencies and actors in women's and children's health, Mike Rowson
Section 2: Research Methods
4: Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine, Tim Colbourn
5: Economic evaluation in global health, Catherine Pitt, Josephine Borghi, Kara Hanson
Section 3: Important concepts across the life course
6: Social determinants of child health, Bernadette O'Hare, Sebastian Taylor
7: Developmental origins of health and disease, Caroline Fall, Kalyanaraman Kumaran
8: Health Workers and Health Systems, Kate Mandeville, Ingrid Wolfe
9: The environment and health, Nicholas Watts
10: Conflict, Natural Disaster and the Humanitarian Response, Miriam Orcutt, Clare Shortall, Aula Abarra
Section 4: Adolescent health
11: Introduction to Adolescent health, Susan Sawyer, Suraya Abdul-Razak, George Patton
12: Adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Saiqa Mullick
13: Adolescent Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Jackie Pitchforth, Dougal Hargreaves
14: Adolescent mental health, Kelly Clarke, Silvia Yasuda, Atif Rahman
15: Adolescent HIV and infection, Rashida Ferrand
16: Adolescent Injuries, Qingfeng Li, Adnan Hyder
17: Strategies to improve adolescent health, Samantha Sadoo, David Ross
Section 5: Women's health
18: Introduction to Maternal Health, Address Malata
19: Sexual and reproductive health, Mags Beksinska, Jenni Smit, Chelsea Morroni Lavanya Pillay
20: Contraception and abortion, Jennifer Hall
21: Direct maternal Deaths, Abi Merriel, Raymond Kanthit, David Lissauer
22: Indirect maternal deaths, Heather Lytle, Beatrice Chikaphonya-Phiri, Abi Merriel
23: Maternal morbidity, Nynke van de Broek, Mary McCauley
24: Maternal nutrition, Delanjathan Devakumar, Patricia Rondo
25: Maternal mental health, Rob Stewart, Selena Gleadow-Ware
26: Strategies to improve maternal health, Address Malata
Section 6: Newborn health
27: Introduction to newborn health, Samantha Sadoo, Hannah Blencowe, Shefali Oza, Joy Lawn
28: Stillbirth, Hannah Blencowe, Samantha Sadoo, Joy Lawn
29: Preterm births, Sarah Moxon, Samantha Sadoo , Tom Lissauer
30: Intrapartum related events affecting the newborn, Anne CC Lee, Saima Aftab, Lian Folger, Lauren Schaeffer
31: Neonatal Infection, Anna Seale, Helen Brotherton
32: Congenital disorders, Sowmi Moorthie
33: Low Birth weight and poor fetal growth, Gabriela Cormick, Nicole Minckas, José Belizán
34: Strategies to improve newborn health and prevent stillbirths, Samantha Sadoo, Hannah Blencowe, Joy Lawn, Cally Tann
Section 7: Child health
35: Introduction to child health, Dan Magnus, Sebastian Taylor, Bhanu Williams
36: Child infection, Mark Lee, Bhanu Williams, Anupam Goenka
37: Child nutrition, Jonathan Wells
38: Child development and disability, Richard Rosch, Michelle Heyes, Hannah Kuper
39: Non-communicable diseases and childhood, Jessica Mvula, Takondwa Chimowa, Elizabeth Molyneux, Bernadette O'Hare
40: Children in difficult circumstances, Therese Hesketh
41: Child injury, maltreatment and safeguarding, Geoff Debelle, Qingfeng Li, Delan Devakumar
42: Strategies to improve child health, Fred Martineau
Section 8: Influencing policy
43: Converting research into policy, Elizabeth Mason, Blerta Maliqi
44: Ethics and rights, Maureen Kelly
45: Advocacy in maternal and child health, Tony Waterston
46: Current challenges and debates for women's and children's health, David Osrin

Edited by Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi & and Joy Lawn

Edited by Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi & and Joy Lawn

Review

Shortlisted for the Public Health category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2019

 

"The book's breadth and encyclopedic nature and the diverse case studies make this both a useful reference and a stimulating tool for active learning ... The book is timely, necessary, and action-oriented for improving the health of MCH populations. Advocates for different constituencies will find much of value and will easily be able to identify the most useful sections for their work." - Doodys

"Excellent book, well-thought through and a comprehensive overview of key life course topics. Good use of quantitative and qualitative data throughout the book, the case studies bring each topic to life." - BMA reviewing panel, BMA Medical Book Awards 2019

Edited by Delan Devakumar, Jennifer Hall, Zeshan Qureshi & and Joy Lawn

Description

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 todays 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.

About the Editors

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 Health.

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

Contributors:

Mike Rowson, University College London, London, UK
Joy Lawn, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Samantha Sadoo, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Tim Colbourn, University College London, London, UK
Catherine Pitt, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Josephine Borghi, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Kara Hanson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Bernadette O'Hare, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Sebastian Taylor, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK
Caroline Fall, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Kalyanaraman Kumaran, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
Kate Mandeville, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Ingrid Wolfe, King's College London, London, UK
Nicholas Watts, University College London, London, UK
Miriam Orcutt, King's College London, London, UK
Clare Shortall, Doctors of the World, London, UK
Aula Abarra, London Deanery, London, UK
Susan Sawyer, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Suraya Abdul-Razak, Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children's Hospital, Murdoch Children Research Institute, Parkville, Australia
George Patton, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Saiqa Mullick, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jackie Pitchforth, University College London, London, UK
Dougal Hargreaves, University College London, London, UK
Kelly Clarke, University College London, London, UK
Silvia Yasuda, Barnet Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust, Enfield Town, UK
Atif Rahman, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
Rashida Ferrand, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Qingfeng Li, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Adnan Hyder, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
David Ross, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK; and World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland
Address Malata, Previously of International Confederation of Midwives; University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi; and Malawi University of Science and Technology, Thyolo, Malawi
Mags Beksinska, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jenni Smit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Jennifer Hall, University College London, London, UK
Abi Merriel, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
Raymond Kanthiti, Mitundu Community Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi
David Lissauer, Birmingham Women's Hospital Foundation Trust, Birmingham, UK
Heather Lytle, Baylor University, Waco, TX, USA
Beatrice Chikaphonya-Phiri, Ministry of Health, Dowa District Hospital, Dowa district hospital
Nynke van de Broek, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
Mary McCauley, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
Delanjathan Devakumar, University College London, London, UK
Patricia Rondo, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Rob Stewart, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK; and University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Selena Gleadow-Ware, NHS Grampian, Aberdeen, UK; University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; and University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Hannah Blencowe, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Shefali Oza, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Sarah Moxon, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Tom Lissauer, Imperial University, London, UK
Anne CC Lee, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; and Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
Saima Aftab, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Lian Folger, Research Assistant, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Lauren Schaeffer, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
Anna Seale, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Helen Brotherton, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Sowmi Moorthie, PHG Foundation, Cambridge, UK
Gabriela Cormick, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nicole Minckas, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Buenos Aires, Argentina
José Belizán, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS), Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dan Magnus, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
Cally Tann, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Sebastian Taylor, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK
Bhanu Williams, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Mark Lee, Northwick Park Hospital, London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, London, UK
Anupam Goenka, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
Marly Cardoso, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Jonathan Wells, University College London, London, UK
Richard Rosch, University College London, London, UK
Michelle Heyes, University College London, London, UK
Hannah Kuper, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Jessica Mvula, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Takondwa Chimowa, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Elizabeth Molyneux, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Bernadette O'Hare, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi
Therese Hesketh, University College London, London, UK
Geoff Debelle, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, UK
Qingfeng Li, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Fred Martineau, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
Elizabeth Mason, University College London, London, UK
Blerta Maliqi, World Health Organization, Switzerland, Geneva
Maureen Kelly, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Tony Waterston, Retired
David Osrin, University College London, London, UK

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Reviews

Shortlisted for the Public Health category of the British Medical Association Book Awards 2019

 

"The book's breadth and encyclopedic nature and the diverse case studies make this both a useful reference and a stimulating tool for active learning ... The book is timely, necessary, and action-oriented for improving the health of MCH populations. Advocates for different constituencies will find much of value and will easily be able to identify the most useful sections for their work." - Doodys

"Excellent book, well-thought through and a comprehensive overview of key life course topics. Good use of quantitative and qualitative data throughout the book, the case studies bring each topic to life." - BMA reviewing panel, BMA Medical Book Awards 2019

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Table of contents

Section 1: Introduction
1: Women's and children's health in a changing world, Mike Rowson
2: Strategies through the lifecycle to improve maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, Joy Lawn, Samantha Sadoo,
3: Agencies and actors in women's and children's health, Mike Rowson
Section 2: Research Methods
4: Research Methods and Evidence Based Medicine, Tim Colbourn
5: Economic evaluation in global health, Catherine Pitt, Josephine Borghi, Kara Hanson
Section 3: Important concepts across the life course
6: Social determinants of child health, Bernadette O'Hare, Sebastian Taylor
7: Developmental origins of health and disease, Caroline Fall, Kalyanaraman Kumaran
8: Health Workers and Health Systems, Kate Mandeville, Ingrid Wolfe
9: The environment and health, Nicholas Watts
10: Conflict, Natural Disaster and the Humanitarian Response, Miriam Orcutt, Clare Shortall, Aula Abarra
Section 4: Adolescent health
11: Introduction to Adolescent health, Susan Sawyer, Suraya Abdul-Razak, George Patton
12: Adolescent sexual and reproductive health, Saiqa Mullick
13: Adolescent Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Jackie Pitchforth, Dougal Hargreaves
14: Adolescent mental health, Kelly Clarke, Silvia Yasuda, Atif Rahman
15: Adolescent HIV and infection, Rashida Ferrand
16: Adolescent Injuries, Qingfeng Li, Adnan Hyder
17: Strategies to improve adolescent health, Samantha Sadoo, David Ross
Section 5: Women's health
18: Introduction to Maternal Health, Address Malata
19: Sexual and reproductive health, Mags Beksinska, Jenni Smit, Chelsea Morroni Lavanya Pillay
20: Contraception and abortion, Jennifer Hall
21: Direct maternal Deaths, Abi Merriel, Raymond Kanthit, David Lissauer
22: Indirect maternal deaths, Heather Lytle, Beatrice Chikaphonya-Phiri, Abi Merriel
23: Maternal morbidity, Nynke van de Broek, Mary McCauley
24: Maternal nutrition, Delanjathan Devakumar, Patricia Rondo
25: Maternal mental health, Rob Stewart, Selena Gleadow-Ware
26: Strategies to improve maternal health, Address Malata
Section 6: Newborn health
27: Introduction to newborn health, Samantha Sadoo, Hannah Blencowe, Shefali Oza, Joy Lawn
28: Stillbirth, Hannah Blencowe, Samantha Sadoo, Joy Lawn
29: Preterm births, Sarah Moxon, Samantha Sadoo , Tom Lissauer
30: Intrapartum related events affecting the newborn, Anne CC Lee, Saima Aftab, Lian Folger, Lauren Schaeffer
31: Neonatal Infection, Anna Seale, Helen Brotherton
32: Congenital disorders, Sowmi Moorthie
33: Low Birth weight and poor fetal growth, Gabriela Cormick, Nicole Minckas, José Belizán
34: Strategies to improve newborn health and prevent stillbirths, Samantha Sadoo, Hannah Blencowe, Joy Lawn, Cally Tann
Section 7: Child health
35: Introduction to child health, Dan Magnus, Sebastian Taylor, Bhanu Williams
36: Child infection, Mark Lee, Bhanu Williams, Anupam Goenka
37: Child nutrition, Jonathan Wells
38: Child development and disability, Richard Rosch, Michelle Heyes, Hannah Kuper
39: Non-communicable diseases and childhood, Jessica Mvula, Takondwa Chimowa, Elizabeth Molyneux, Bernadette O'Hare
40: Children in difficult circumstances, Therese Hesketh
41: Child injury, maltreatment and safeguarding, Geoff Debelle, Qingfeng Li, Delan Devakumar
42: Strategies to improve child health, Fred Martineau
Section 8: Influencing policy
43: Converting research into policy, Elizabeth Mason, Blerta Maliqi
44: Ethics and rights, Maureen Kelly
45: Advocacy in maternal and child health, Tony Waterston
46: Current challenges and debates for women's and children's health, David Osrin

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