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Community & Global Health - Suggested Reading

The following suggested reference articles are organized with this structure:

  • General Global Health concepts, issues, or topics
  • KP Global Health program site specific literature, marked by relevance to specialty

These references are not a comprehensive list of Global Health literature, but rather, are intended as an overview and starting point into an academic and practical understanding of Global Health.

General (Core) Global Health Resources

Global Health 101 (Tutorial) 2011
Ten Great Public Health Achievements — Worldwide, 2001–2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) 2011; 60(24);814-818
Chronic Disease and Decelopment Lancet 2010
Economics and Global Health: The Basics (Tutorial) 2010
The U.S. Commitment to Global Health: Recommendations for the Public and Private Sectors Committee on the U.S. Commitment to Global Health; Institute of Medicine 2009
Towards a common definition of global health. Lancet 2009; 373: 1993–95
An assessment of interactions between global health initiatives and country health systems. Lancet 2009; 373: 2137–69
Globalisation and health: the need for a global vision. Lancet 2008; 372: 1670–76
Rescuing the bottom billion through control of neglected tropical diseases. Lancet 2009; 373: 1570–75
Donors’ roles in building of global public goods in health. Lancet 2009; 373: 1395–97
Financing of global health: tracking development assistance for health from 1990 to 2007. Lancet 2009; 373: 2113–24
A new global malaria eradication strategy. Lancet 2008; 371: 1633–35
Control of neglected tropical diseases. New England Journal of Medicine 2007; 357:1018-27
Guidelines for Treatment of Dengue Fever. World Health Organization 1999
The Millennium Development Project Goals Report 2009United Nations
Globalization and social determinants of health: The role of the global marketplace – Part 1 of 3Part 2 of 3Part 3 of 3 – Globalization and Health 2007; 3:6

Global Health Care Workforce

Migration of Healthcare Workers from Developing Countries: Strategic Approaches to its Management. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2004; 82: 595-600
Working Together for Health –The World Health Report 2006. World Health Organization. See also, World Health Report 2006 Key Points
Confronting the health care worker crisis to expand access to HIV/AIDS treatment: MSF experience in southern Africa. Medecins Sans Frontiers 2007
To Stay and Deliver, Good practice for humanitarians in complex security environments. Office for the Coordination of Humaniatrian Affairs, Policy Department and Studies Branch 2011

Site Specific References – Kenya

Kenya: Non-Governmental Health Care Provision – Data for Decision Making Project Harvard School of Public Health. African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF), 1995
National Guidelines For Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of Malaria. Kenya Ministry of Health 2006
Basic Paediatric ProtocolsKenya Ministry of Health
Effects of revised diagnostic recommendations on malaria treatment practices across age groups in KenyaTropical Medicine and International Health 2008. 13(6), 784–787.

Site Specific References – Africa

Global burden of blood-pressure-related disease, 2001Lancet 2008; 371: 1513–18
Assessment of the Role of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Infants: Letter Report. Committee on the Perspectives on the Role of Intermittent Preventive Treatment for Malaria in Infants 2008
What works? Interventions for maternal and child undernutrition and survival. Lancet 2008; 371: 417–40
Diarrhoea case management in low- and middle-income countries — an unfinished agenda. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2007; 85: 42-48.
Progress Toward Measles Control — African Region, 2001–2008. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report(MMWR) 2009; 58(37);1036-1041

Some articles are for Kaiser Permanente (KP) personnel only and can be viewed if you have access to the KP internal network. If you would like to access these articles outside of the KP network, please contact the GHP Project Manager.

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