Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems in Public Health

Author: Alan L. Melnick

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 083421878X

Category: Computers

Page: 324

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This clear and accessible text helps public health students and officials gain a solid understanding of geographic information systems technology. Using examples drawn from public health practice, the author shows how to best harness the opportunities of this exciting technological development.

Defining and Defeating the Intolerable Burden of Malaria III

Defining and Defeating the Intolerable Burden of Malaria III

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ISBN: OCLC:298988513

Category: Malaria

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This supplement to the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) (Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 77(6 Suppl), 2007) is entitled "Defining and Defeating the Intolerable Burden of Malaria III: Progress and Perspectives." It is the third volume of a series of AJTMH supplements aimed at shedding light on the scientific, technical, programmatic, and developmental issues related to the malaria burden and its decrease. This volume provides updates on the malaria situation, describes challenges facing the malaria control programs, and suggests new approaches and tools, which, if made available and accessible to the populations in need, would avert millions of deaths and save billions of dollars.

The Ten-Thousand Year Fever

The Ten-Thousand Year Fever

Author: Loretta A Cormier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315417080

Category: Medical

Page: 242

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Malaria is one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, and its 10,000-year relationship to primates can teach us why it will be one of the most serious threats to humanity in the 21st century. In this pathbreaking book Loretta Cormier integrates a wide range of data from molecular biology, ethnoprimatology, epidemiology, ecology, anthropology, and other fields to reveal the intimate relationships between culture and environment that shape the trajectory of a parasite. She argues against the entrenched distinction between human and non-human malarias, using ethnoprimatology to develop a new understanding of cross-species exchange. She also shows how current human-environment interactions, including deforestation and development, create the potential for new forms of malaria to threaten human populations. This book is a model of interdisciplinary integration that will be essential reading in fields from anthropology and biology to public health.