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    Padmini Murthy, Amy Ansehl, editors.
    Summary: This book explores the pivotal role played by technology over the past decade in advancing global public health and health care. At present, the global community faces unprecedented healthcare challenges fueled by an aging population, rising rates of chronic disease, and persistent health disparities. New technologies and advancements have the potential to extend the reach of health professionals while improving quality and efficiency of service delivery and reducing costs within the public and the private health systems. The chapters highlight the barriers faced by the global healthcare workforce in using technology to promote health and human rights of communities: Role of Digital Health, mHealth, and Low-Cost Technologies in Advancing Universal Health Coverage in Emerging Economies Telehealth and Homecare Agencies Technology and the Practice of Health Education in Conflict Zones The Worldwide Digital Divide and Access to Healthcare Technology Technology for Creating Better Professional Teams to Strengthen Healthcare Systems Global Public Health Disaster Management and Technology As a resource on the evolution of technology as a valuable and integral component in the promotion and practice of public health and health care, with a focus on SDG 3 targets, Technology and Global Public Health should engage students, instructors, practitioners, and other professionals interested in public health, universal health care, health technology, digital health, and health equity. Dr. Murthy has been a respected leader and mentor on scientific health-related matters within the UN system for many years. Her book develops a theoretical system connecting concepts that have coined global public health with the rapid development of technology, all with the focus to achieve Sustainable Development Goal number three, within the time frame set by World Leaders. - Henry L. Mac-Donald, Former Permanent Representative of Suriname to the United Nations.

    Contents:
    Preface
    Part I: Reflections
    Space and Global Health
    Universal Health Coverage in Japan: Leveraging Technologies to Ensure Equitable, Affordable, and Quality Health Care for All
    Georgia's Success Towards Universal Health Coverage
    Women, Girls, and STEM
    Role of New Media in Advancing Gender Equality
    Part II: Technology in Advancing Health: Meeting Sustainable Development Goal 3 Targets
    Chapter 1. Role of Digital Health, mHealth, and Low-Cost Technologies in Advancing Universal Health Coverage in Emerging Economies
    Chapter 2. Social Media and the Practice of Public Health
    Chapter 3. The Role of Technology in Women's Empowerment and Well-Being and Addressing Gender-Based Violence
    Chapter 4. Telehealth and Homecare Agencies
    Chapter 5. Health Transformation in Saudi Arabia via Connected Health Technologies- Chapter 6. Simple Technology for Menstrual Hygiene Management: A Case Study from Northern Ethiopia
    Chapter 7. Technology and the Practice of Health Education in Conflict Zones
    Chapter 8. Law, Technology, and Public Health
    Chapter 9. mHealth for Better Quality of Life, Healthier Lifestyles, and More Meaningful Lives
    Chapter 10. Digital Health Transforming Health Care in Rural and Remote Australia
    Chapter 11. Telehealth and Traumatic Brain Injury
    Chapter 12. Leveraging Technology for Attaining Sustainable Development Goal 3: The Road Ahead
    Part III: Types of Innovative Technology in Health Care
    Chapter 13. Technology vs. Mercury: The Metal that Scars Civilization
    Chapter 14. Trafficking, Technology, and Public Health: The Malignant Malady of Modern Slavery
    Chapter 15. The Worldwide Digital Divide and Access to Healthcare Technology
    Chapter 16. Technology for Creating Better Professional Teams to Strengthen Healthcare Systems
    Chapter 17. Global Public Health Disaster Management and Technology
    Chapter 18. Employing Data Science Technologies Towards Shaping a Sustainably Healthy Future: The Efforts in Contemporary Taiwan
    Chapter 19. Telemedicine in India and Its Impact on Public Health
    Chapter 20. The Role of Technology in Sustainable Development Goal Performance in Taiwan
    Chapter 21. Reducing the Burden of Oral Diseases Through Technology
    Chapter 22. Future and Impact of Rehabilitation Robotics on Post-Stroke Care and Recovery
    Epilogue.
    Digital Access Springer 2020