The following resources are intended for self-study and personal reading for those interested in learning more about the worldwide Global Health community.

Global Health Online Resources

Global Health Books

Medical Books
  • Atlas of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Mosby - great pictures, both manifestations and diagnostics with strong emphasis on disease-specific public health
  • Clinical Problems in Tropical Medicine, W.B. Saunders - a collection of cases
  • Lecture Notes in Tropical Medicine, Wiley Blackwell - excellent overview of tropical medicine
  • Manson's Tropical Diseases, Saunders Ltd - standard book on Tropical Medicine
  • Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, Oxford University Press - short handbook
  • Principles of Medicine in Africa, Cambridge University Press - standard book on Tropical Medicine
  • Refugee and Immigrant Health: A Handbook for Health Professionals, Cambridge University Press
  • Where there is no doctor, Macmillan Education - illustrates what can be taught to people without medical training
Non-Medical Books

Please note: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center does not support or endorse the political views presented in these books.

  • Louis Braile, We Shared the Peeled Orange
  • Paul Collier, The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
  • T. Coraghessan Boyle, The Tortilla Curtain
  • K.A. Culhane-Pera, Healing by Heart
  • William Easterly, The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill, and So Little Good
  • A. Fadiman, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
  • Aminatta Forna, The Devil that Danced on the Water
  • Donna Gehrke-White, The Face Behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America
  • Peter Godwin, Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa
  • Peter Godwin, When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa
  • Philip Gourevitch, We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rawanda
  • Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner
  • Ryzard Kapuscinski, The Shadow of the Sun
  • Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
  • Ruth Levine; Molly Kinder, Millions Saved: Proven Successes in Global Health
  • Robert Olen Butler, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories
  • Scott Peterson, Me Against My Brother: At War in Somalia, Sudan, and Rwanda
  • Jeffrey Sachs, The End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Time