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


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

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Highly Commended in the Public Health category at the BMA Book Awards 2019

About the Author

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


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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