Public Health: International Aspects on Environment and Health

I. Leslie Rubin, MD (Editor)
Department of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine and President, Institute for the Study of Disadvantage and Disability, Atlanta, GA, USA

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000




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The “Break the Cycle” program has been an annual academic event since 2005, recruiting students from many different disciplines and departments at different universities across the United States and the world, to break the cycle of environmental health disparities at any point. This volume presents the set of “Break the Cycle” projects that look at the international stage. Environmental conditions and health disparities are universal and represent a challenge for our global village. We hope to see many more students assist with this program in different international settings. The students are, after all, our future; our work is a preparation for them to make the world a better place for generations to come.

Poverty, disadvantage, disease and disability are all global challenges. This global picture has been captured in the Millennium Development Goals 2015, which came out of the Millennium Summit in September 2000, the largest gathering of world leaders in history. We now have the UN Sustainable Development Goals to guide our efforts for the next couple of decades. (Imprint: Nova)

Introduction: Out of Africa
I Leslie Rubin

Section One: International View

Chapter 1. Break the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities: International Perspectives
I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Kurt Martinuzzi, Maeve Howett, Benjamin A Gitterman, Laura Wells, Janice Nodvin, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, and Joav Merrick (Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 2. Family Planning among Mayan-Quiché Couples in the Rural Highlands of Guatemala
Kathryn L Schmidt, Carol J Hogue, and Karen L. Andes (Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 3. Childhood Vaccination and Bolivia
Brianna Osetinsky, Laura M Gaydos, and Juan S Leon (Department of Health Policy and Management and Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America)

Chapter 4. Environmental Risk Factors and Malnutrition in Children Under the Age of Five Living in the Chipata Compound of the Lusaka District, Zambia
Chalwe Chanda, and Nosiku S Munyinda (Environmental Health Unit, Department of Public Health, School of Medicine, The University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia)

Chapter 5. Foreign Food Aid Initiatives and Child Malnutrition
Vihra Groueva (Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana,, United States of America)

Chapter 6. Health Disparities and Ecological Health Promotion in South Africa
Michael Rudolph, Nicolette Richard and Florian Kroll (School of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Wits University, Siyakhana Initiative, Wits Health Consortium and Siyakhana Initiative, Wits Health Consortium, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Chapter 7. Thai Mothers Working in Agriculture: Effects of Heavy Metal Exposure on Endocrine-Related Hormones in Their Neonates
Grant A Walter, Parinya Panuwet, Tippawan Prapamontol, Warangkana Naksen, P Barry Ryan, Anne Riederer, and Dana B Barr (Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Environmental Health Department, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 8. Arsenic, Drinking Water, Children and Water Supplies in China
Crystal P Davis, Lijun Zhao, Dianjun Sun, Yanhui Gao and Yudan Wei (Department of Community Medicine, Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, Georgia, United States of America, and others)

Chapter 9. Indoor Environment, Childhood Respiratory Diseases and Community in Santiago, Chile
Maria Soledad Matus, Trinidad Sánchez, Javiera Martínez-Gutiérrez, Jaime Cerda, Helia Molina, and Patricia M Valenzuela (Departments of Pediatrics, Public Health, and Family Medicine, Escuela de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile)

Chapter 10. Children, Youth, Violence, Public Health and Mexico
Carolina de la Portilla and Enrique Cifuentes (Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America)

Chapter 11. Environmental and Health Outreach to Children in Puerto Rico
Lauren M Ritter and Damiris P Agu (Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Department of Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, United States of America)

Chapter 12. Lower the Risk of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV using Legal Instruments
Alexandra Jurewitz, and Colin Crawford (Tulane University School of Law and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America)

Chapter 13. Neglected Tropical Disease: Prevention Programs through Treaty Law
Madison Ann Hardee (Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America)

Chapter 14. Culture, Tradition, Somali Refugee Mothers and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Shanna Miller-Gairy and Saul Mofya (Department of Veterinary Science and Public Health, Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, Georgia, United States of America)

Chapter 15. Autism, Screening and Santiago, Chile
Maria I Eugenin, Rosario Moore, Javiera Martinez-Gutierrez, Carolina A Perez and Patricia M Valenzuela (Department of Pediatrics and Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine. Facultad de Medicina, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Santiago, Chile)

Section Two: Acknowledgments

Chapter 16. About the Editors

Chapter 17. About the Innovative Solutions for Disadvantage and Disability

Chapter 18. About the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Units (PEHSU)

Chapter 19. About the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Israel

Chapter 20. About the Book Series “Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies” at Nova Science

Section Three: Index


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