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The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatric Global Health

  • Nupur Gupta
  • Brett D. Nelson
  • Jennifer Kasper
  • Patricia L. Hibberd

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Overview of Pediatric Global Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Norman Miles Farr, Brett D. Nelson
      Pages 3-12
    3. Jennifer Kasper, Nancy Ringel
      Pages 13-23
    4. Matthew Tobey, Patrick T. Lee
      Pages 25-33
    5. Sylvia Veronica Romm, Iyah K. Romm, Brett D. Nelson
      Pages 35-41
    6. Julia Elisabeth von Oettingen, Roseda E. Marshall, Jennifer Kasper
      Pages 43-69
  3. Newborn Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. Ariel Wagner, Veronica Maria Pimentel, Melody J. Eckardt
      Pages 73-86
    3. Rebecca Cook, Gopal K. Gupta
      Pages 87-94
    4. Jonathan Reisman, Jonathan M. Spector, Linda L. Wright
      Pages 95-103
    5. Hasan S. Merali, Anita K. M. Zaidi, Brett D. Nelson
      Pages 105-118
  4. Adolescent Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Karen Sadler, Nupur Gupta
      Pages 121-137
    3. Nupur Gupta, Karen Sadler
      Pages 139-149
    4. Mark A. Goldstein, Nupur Gupta
      Pages 151-177
    5. Nupur Gupta
      Pages 179-190
  5. Communicable Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. David A. Lyczkowski, Peter P. Moschovis, Shamim Qazi
      Pages 193-203
    3. A. Kaytee Welsh, Archana Patel
      Pages 205-215

About this book


The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatric Global Health is a concise resource for the ever-increasing number of health professionals involved in global health, many of whom spend a few weeks to months or even years providing medical care in resource-poor countries.  This Handbook provides practical, evidence-based, hands-on guidance for managing and preventing childhood illnesses when resources are limited in low- and middle-income countries.  It also offers a setting-specific understanding and management approaches to the major causes of childhood mortality, including pneumonia, diarrhea, birth asphyxia, complications of preterm birth, and neonatal sepsis.  The Handbook provides an overview of childhood mortality, health systems, and the various stakeholders that play a role in the global health arena, and also contains chapters focusing on adolescents who are increasingly recognized as a unique population in whom interventions can go a long way in bothconsolidating the gains made in childhood and preventing adult disease.  Finally, key topics in non-communicable diseases are covered, including trauma and injuries, pediatric mental health, child and adolescent rights, and oral health.  Not meant solely for pediatricians, the Handbook is designed for generalists, specialists, doctors, nurses, other health care workers, and those in training.  An indispensable reference for health professionals overseas, the Handbook will also be a useful addition and resource for academic centers and universities in industrialized nations that are creating courses for trainees who will do clinical electives abroad during their training.


Editors and affiliations

  • Nupur Gupta
    • 1
  • Brett D. Nelson
    • 2
  • Jennifer Kasper
    • 3
  • Patricia L. Hibberd
    • 4
  1. 1.MassGeneral Hospital for Children Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.MassGeneral Hospital for Children Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  3. 3.PediatricsMassGeneral Hospital for Children Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  4. 4.Global Health PediatricsMassGeneral Hospital for Children Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatric Global Health
  • Editors Nupur Gupta
    Brett D. Nelson
    Jennifer Kasper
    Patricia L. Hibberd
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4614-7917-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4614-7918-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 568
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 95 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pediatrics
    Primary Care Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Public Health
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