DMCA. Copyrighted Work that you can Claim.
Base have 45 000 books.
Search: 


📙 Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies by Allan Rosenfield, Caroline J. Min (auth.), John Ehiri (eds.) — free download


Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies

Edited by John Ehiri, PhD, MPH, MSc (Econ.)

Our current era of globalization, war, and socioeconomic unrest has revealed public health as a worldwide concern and a major frontier for social justice with maternal and child health at its epicenter. Yet, there has been a relative scarcity of textbooks specifically dedicated to this crucial area. Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies addresses this gap by analyzing the range of socioeconomic and environmental factors, health care disparities, politics, policies, and cultural practices that impact the health and safety of mothers, as well as the well-being and optimum development of their children.

Individual sections focus on unequal distribution of the world’s resources, politics and power, specific disease concerns, programs, policies and emerging concerns with a focus on what is currently being done, and what needs to be done to improve the health status of women, children, and adolescents. The book’s contributors are some of the world’s most respected experts, carefully selected to represent different global geographic regions and diverse professional disciplines related to maternal and child health from both academic and field practice perspectives.

Among the topics in this authoritative volume:

  • The impact of war, globalization, gender inequity, and harmful traditional practices (e.g., female genital mutilation).
  • Specific health concerns, including tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, and malnutrition.
  • Child and adolescent health issues, from abuse and neglect to children in difficult circumstances.
  • Pregnancy-related issues: safety, abortion and post-abortion care, teen pregnancy, and more.
  • Strategies for planning, developing, and maintaining maternal and child health systems in developing countries.
  • The status of global initiatives, such as Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses and the Millennium Development Goals.
  • The status of evidence-based maternal and child health in the developing world.

With such a wealth of information on both practical and conceptual levels, Maternaland Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies is as relevant to students and researchers in the field as it is to policy makers and those working for global health and development organizations. Each chapter features discussion questions and learning objectives, making this book an excellent stand-alone text for courses in global health in general and global maternal and child health in particular.



About book:

About file:

  • File size: 10 970 714
  • Format: pdf


Security code:
Download button

Similar books results


Pediatric Informatics: Computer Applications in Child Health
Pediatric Informatics: Computer Applications in Child Health free download by George R. Kim MD FAAP (auth.), Christoph U. Lehmann MD FAAP, George R. Kim MD FAAP, Kevin B. Johnson MD MS FAAP (eds.)

Now is a critical time in pediatric informatics. As information technologies—electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), computerized physician order entry (CPOE)—and standards (HL7) are developed to improve the quality of health car...

Paediatrics and Child Health
Paediatrics and Child Health free epub by Mary Rudolf, Malcolm I. Levene

Paediatrics and Child Health is the definitive guide to paediatrics for medical students. This brand new exciting edition has been completely revised for the contemporary curriculum.Paediatrics and Child Health follows a symptoms and problem-based approac...

Early Nutrition Programming and Health Outcomes in Later Life: Obesity and Beyond
Early Nutrition Programming and Health Outcomes in Later Life: Obesity and Beyond free epub by G. Davey Smith, S. Leary, A. Ness (auth.), Berthold Koletzko, Tamás Decsi, Dées Molnár, Anne de la Hunty (eds.)

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally and presents a major challenge to policy makers and clinicians alike. Recent research has suggested that obesity has its origins in early life and that early diet can programme a developing fetus’ and youn...

Perspectives of Knowledge Management in Urban Health
Perspectives of Knowledge Management in Urban Health free pdf by M. Chris Gibbons, Rajeev K. Bali, Nilmini Wickramasinghe (auth.), Michael Christopher Gibbons, Rajeev Bali, Nilmini Wickramasinghe (eds.)

Urban Health Knowledge Management Michael Christopher Gibbons, Rajeev K. Bali, and Nilmini Wickramasinghe It is a tragic paradox of American health care: a system renowned for world-class doctors, the latest medical technologies, and miraculous treatments...

The Blackwell Companion to Globalization
The Blackwell Companion to Globalization download pdf by George Ritzer (ed.)

This companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive a...

The Politics and History of AIDS Treatment in Brazil
The Politics and History of AIDS Treatment in Brazil free download by Amy Nunn (auth.)

The Politics and History of AIDS Treatment in BrazilAmy Nunn, Center for AIDS Research, Brown University Medical School, ProvidenceIn 1992, the World Bank warned that Brazil would face enormous challenges confronting the AIDS crisis, and forecast that Bra...

Demographic Dividends: Emerging Challenges and Policy Implications
Demographic Dividends: Emerging Challenges and Policy Implications download pdf by Roberta Pace, Roberto Ham-Chande (eds.)

This book examines potential economic opportunities that countries can experience when fertility rates fall and the average life expectancy of the working age population increases. It presents detailed demographic and economic analysis of middle-income co...

Running the Obstacle Course to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Lessons from Latin America
Running the Obstacle Course to Sexual and Reproductive Health: Lessons from Latin America epub download by Bonnie Shepard

These four multi-disciplinary studies focus on sexual and reproductive health advocacy and programs in Latin America. Based on original research and the author's 25 years of experience working in the region, the text illuminates the political, cultural, a...

Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity (Basic Bioethics)
Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity (Basic Bioethics) epub download by Gita Sen, Asha George, Piroska Ostlin

Engendering International Health presents the work of leading researchers on gender equity in international health. Growing economic inequalities reinforce social injustices, stall health gains, and deny good health to ma...

Windows 7 Plain & Simple
Windows 7 Plain & Simple download pdf by Jerry Joyce, Marianne Moon

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 7! Get the fast facts that make learning Windows 7 plain and simple! This no-nonsense guide uses easy-to-follow steps and screenshots and clear, concise language to show the simplest ways to perform...

Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference
Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference pdf free by Greg Harvey

The much-anticipated Windows 7 operating system brings lots of new elements to Windows, and you may have lots of questions. You'll find the answers quickly and easily in Windows 7 For Dummies Quick Reference - a concise, convenient reference you can keep ...

WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences
WPF Control Development Unleashed: Building Advanced User Experiences download pdf by Pavan Podila, Kevin Scott Hoffman

In this book, two leading Windows Presentation Foundation experts give developers everything they need to build next-generation WPF applications - software that is more robust, usable, and compelling. Drawing on their close ties with Microsoft's WPF deve...

Windows Internals, 5th Edition
Windows Internals, 5th Edition free epub by Mark E. Russinovich, David A. Solomon, Alex Ionescu

See how the core components of the Windows operating system work behind the scenes - guided by a team of internationally renowned internals experts. Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, this classic guide delivers key architectural ins...

Windows Server 2008 Inside Out
Windows Server 2008 Inside Out free epub by William R. Stanek

Learn how to conquer Windows Server 2008 - from the inside out! Designed for system administrators, this definitive resource features hundreds of timesaving solutions, expert insights, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds for administering Windows Server...

Web Security Testing Cookbook: Systematic Techniques to Find Problems Fast
Web Security Testing Cookbook: Systematic Techniques to Find Problems Fast free pdf by Paco Hope, Ben Walther

Among the tests you perform on web applications, security testing is perhaps the most important, yet it's often the most neglected. The recipes in the Web Security Testing Cookbook demonstrate how developers and testers can check for the most common web s...

Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems
Wicked Cool PHP: Real-World Scripts That Solve Difficult Problems epub download by William Steinmetz, Brian Ward

PHP is an easy-to-use scripting language perfect for quickly creating the Web features you need. Once you know the basics of how the language works, wouldn't it be great to have a collection of useful scripts that solve those tricky problems and add inter...

Wikis For Dummies
Wikis For Dummies pdf free by Dan Woods, Peter Thoeny

Corporations have finally realized the value of collaboration tools for knowledge sharing and Wiki is the open source technology for creating collaborative Web sites, as either a public site on the Internet or on a private intranet site. Shows readers ho...

Windows Vista Inside Out
Windows Vista Inside Out free download by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, Craig Stinson

You're beyond the basics, so dive right in and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference is packed with hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting tips, and workarounds. It's all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts ta...

Windows Vista For Dummies
Windows Vista For Dummies free download by Andy Rathbone

The thing that's made Windows For Dummies so successful is that it's packed with the basics you need to make Windows work. This book gets you through all the Windows Vista tasks and tripwires, including starting programs, finding files, navigating the new...