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The Palgrave Handbook of Global Health Data Methods for Policy and Practice

Editors: Macfarlane, Sarah B., AbouZahr, Carla (Eds.)

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  • Describes methods to identify disparities in health status worldwide and to inform policies to redress these disparities.
  • Explains the sources of data on which media base their headlines.
  • Breaks down traditional disciplinary silos and collates disparate methods that build health information systems.
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About this book

This handbook compiles methods for gathering, organizing and disseminating data to inform policy and manage health systems worldwide. Contributing authors describe national and international structures for generating data and explain the relevance of ethics, policy, epidemiology, health economics, demography, statistics, geography and qualitative methods to describing population health. The reader, whether a student of global health, public health practitioner, programme manager, data analyst or policymaker, will appreciate the methods, context and importance of collecting and using global health data.

About the authors

Sarah Macfarlane is Emerita Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Institute of Global Health Sciences at the University of California San Francisco in the United States. She has collaborated with individuals and institutions worldwide to build health information, surveillance and statistical systems. Carla AbouZahr is a senior technical adviser to the Bloomberg Data for Health Initiative at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her career in global health includes over 20 years with the World Health Organization working with country and international partners to strengthen health information systems.

Reviews

“It is heartening that this book provides creative methods to address data needs from the country perspective. This timely volume takes a unique approach and will make a critical contribution to successful implementation of major global policies such as Universal Health Coverage.” (Tikki Pang, Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore)

“A rich and thoughtful set of chapters provides methods that can improve all aspects of health data nationally, regionally and globally. This handbook is both scientific and practical and is an essential tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for health.” (Ties Boerma, Professor, Centre for Global Public Health, University of Manitoba, Canada)

“In an era when modeled estimates of morbidity and mortality dominate the global health discourse, this remarkable book promotes high-quality national and sub-national data collection to produce reliable health statistics. Readers will find its methods essential to advance the unfinished agenda of achieving useful quality health data globally.” (Cesar Victora, Emeritus Professor, International Center for Equity in Health, Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54984-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Global Health Data Methods for Policy and Practice
Editors
  • Sarah B. Macfarlane
  • Carla AbouZahr
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54984-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54984-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIV, 532
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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