The Palgrave Handbook of Global Health Data Methods for Policy and Practice

  • Sarah B. Macfarlane
  • Carla AbouZahr

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Sarah B. Macfarlane, Carla AbouZahr, Viroj Tangcharoensathien
      Pages 3-23
    3. Sarah B. Macfarlane, Carla AbouZahr, John Frank
      Pages 25-43
    4. Claire D. Brindis, Sarah B. Macfarlane
      Pages 45-63
    5. Sarah B. Macfarlane, Muhammed M. Lecky, Olufemi Adegoke, Nkata Chuku
      Pages 65-84
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-104
    2. Alphonse L. MacDonald
      Pages 105-123
    3. Carla AbouZahr, Gloria Mathenge, Tanja Brøndsted Sejersen, Sarah B. Macfarlane
      Pages 125-144
    4. Theo Lippeveld, Tariq Azim, David Boone, Vikas Dwivedi, Michael Edwards, Carla AbouZahr
      Pages 165-181
    5. Kumnuan Ungchusak, David Heymann, Marjorie Pollack
      Pages 183-203
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-206
    2. Thomas Maina, Daniel Mwai
      Pages 207-224
    3. Amani Siyam, Khassoum Diallo, Sofia Lopes, Jim Campbell
      Pages 225-243
    4. Romesh Silva, Nobuko Mizoguchi
      Pages 245-262
    5. Madeleine Thomson, Bradfield Lyon, Pietro Ceccato
      Pages 263-281
  5. Part IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-302
    2. Suneeta Singh, Anjali Krishan, Myriam Telford
      Pages 303-320
    3. Ayaga A. Bawah, Fred N. Binka
      Pages 321-340
    4. Mary Ann Lansang, Rodolfo J. Dennis, Jimmy Volmink, Sarah B. Macfarlane
      Pages 341-361
    5. James G. Kahn, Daniel Mwai, Dhruv Kazi, Elliot Marseille
      Pages 363-382
    6. Peter Diggle, Emanuele Giorgi, Michael Chipeta, Sarah B. Macfarlane
      Pages 383-401
    7. Colin Mathers, Dan Hogan, Gretchen Stevens
      Pages 403-424
  6. Part V

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 425-426
    2. Sarah B. Macfarlane, Carla AbouZahr
      Pages 427-449
    3. Matt Laessig, Bryon Jacob, Carla AbouZahr
      Pages 451-468
    4. James Thomas, Sarah McNabb
      Pages 469-486
    5. Carla AbouZahr, Sarah B. Macfarlane
      Pages 487-508
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 509-532

About this book


This handbook compiles methods for gathering, organizing and disseminating data to inform policy and manage health systems worldwide. Contributing authors describe national and international structures for generating data and explain the relevance of ethics, policy, epidemiology, health economics, demography, statistics, geography and qualitative methods to describing population health. The reader, whether a student of global health, public health practitioner, programme manager, data analyst or policymaker, will appreciate the methods, context and importance of collecting and using global health data.


health systems health policy methods data health indicators epidemiology health economics demography

Editors and affiliations

  • Sarah B. Macfarlane
    • 1
  • Carla AbouZahr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics School of Medicine, and Institute for Global Health SciencesUniversity of California San FranciscoSan Francisco, CAUSA
  2. 2.CAZ Consulting SarlBloomberg Data for Health InitiativeGenevaSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-54983-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54984-6
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