While the overall picture of global health shows improvement, certain regressions and persistent health inequalities are part of the evolving patterns. Concise and comprehensive, this text examines global health challenges over the past century. Making extensive use of case studies and international examples, it discusses the determinants and measurements of population health and disease, health systems, finance issues, and health planning. It also examines problems caused by subnational inequalities and global environmental change as well as geopolitics and human security. The book contains t.