Child Health: Caring for the Future

Child Health: Caring for the Future



Social Research Center (SRC)


The Arab world is a distinct geographic and cultural entity, with a complex demographic. Public Health in the Arab World reviews and dissects the public health concerns specific to this region. This volume will interest not only researchers, practitioners and students in the Arab world, but also the wider constituency of international public health specialists and social scholars interested in this region. With contributions from a multidisciplinary group of leading regional and international experts, this volume addresses a comprehensive range of contemporary topics, including the social determinants of health, and health issues in different population groups. Synthesizing a large body of knowledge in an accessible manner, the authors critique and adapt public health concepts, frameworks and paradigms to the context of the Arab world, engaging readers in current debates. This is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in global public health and in Arab world studies. Presents a diverse perspective on health issues through a multidisciplinary approach including public health, social and anthropological perspectives Describes the practical relevance of current theoretical debates, allowing readers to apply the theory in different frameworks Highlights the differences and commonalities between various Arab countries and population groups, helping readers understand the complexity of the region

Publication Date

Winter 1-3-2012

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Public Health in the Arab World


Samer Jabbour, Rita Giacaman, Marwan Khawaja,Iman Nuwayhid




Cambridge University Press


Cambridge, United Kingdom

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health, child, health care

Child Health: Caring for the Future