CGPH FACULTY: Hildy Fong
DATE OF PUBLICATION: May 2014
REFERENCE: Fong, Hildy & Mou, Jin. (2014). Migration and health: lessons from China. In S. Griffiths, J. Tang & E. Yeoh (Eds), Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia (pp. 39-61). New York, NY: Routledge.
SUMMARY/ABSTRACT: Global public health is of growing concern to most governments and populations, nowhere more so than in Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent. Whilst major advances have been made in controlling infectious diseases through public health measures as well as clinical medical treatments, the world now faces other challenges including ageing populations and the epidemic crisis of obesity and non-communicable diseases. New emerging infections continue to develop and the growing threats to health due to environmental pollution and climate change increase the need for resilience and sustainability. These threats to health are global in nature, and this Handbook will explore perspectives on current public health issues in South, Southeast and East Asia, informing global as well as regional debate.
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