Research Themes in Global Health

Igor Rudan

Survival: A Story of Global Health

Survival: A Story of Global Health is a popular introduction to the field of global health. It covers topics relevant to the entire humanity, ranging from avoiding extinction, safeguarding pregnancy and childbirth, fighting off infectious pathogens, surviving epidemics and pandemics, preventing and treating chronic diseases of late-onset, understanding the process of ageing, agreeing on global health goals and priorities, governing global health, ensuring universal access to health care and preparing for many future challenges. A documentary series based on this book has attracted large viewership on YouTube and TV. In the second part of the book, the author provides a personal reflection on a career in global health, explaining his personal interests and many opportunities to contribute to the field of global health as a researcher, teacher, adviser, mentor and leader.

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