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This book of readings is intended for courses in Global Health. The editors asked Prof. Stillwaggon to contribute a chapter summarizing her years of work on the spread of HIV/AIDS in populations among whom bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral diseases are extremely common, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Her work has demonstrated that differences in behavior cannot explain differences in HIV rates between world regions.


Foundations of Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Reader is a collection of highly readable articles with a significant amount of original text by the editors. Supplementary instructive materials include "conceptual tools" summaries, background information on authors and context, provocative section and article introductions, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading and internet exploration. Like the field of global health itself, the readings focus on the public health challenges faced by low- and middle-income countries as well as the persistent problems of health disparities in high-income countries.



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