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

di Ehiri  • 2009  • dettagli prodotto

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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.
Foreword Acknowledgments About the Editor About the Contributors Introduction Part 1: The World’s Heterogeneity A History of International Cooperation in Maternal and Child Health Global Burden of Disease among Women, Children and Adolescents Promotion of Global Perinatal Health Maternal and Child Health in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Countries Health System Impacts on Maternal and Child Health The Environment and Maternal and Child Health Part 2: Politics, Power, and Maternal and Child Health Impact of Wars and Conflict on Maternal and Child Health The Impact of Globalization on Maternal and Child Health Gender Equity: Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health Harmful Traditional Practices and Women’s Heath: Female Genital Mutilation Abortion and Post-Abortion Care Part 3: Specific Disease Concerns Malaria in Women and Children The Global Burden of Childhood Diarrhea Tuberculosis in Childhood and Pregnancy Impact of HIV on the Health of Women, Children and Families in Less Developed Countries Malnutrition and Maternal and Child Health The Global Burden of Obstetric Fistulas Health Challenges for Women, Children and Adolescents with Disabilities Unintentional Injuries in Children Part 4: Programs, Policies, and Emerging Concerns Evidence-based Maternal and ChildHealth A Global Perspective on Teen Pregnancy Progress and Challenges in Making Pregnancy Safer: A Global Perspective Global Immunization Challenge: Progress and Opportunities Adolescent Health The Global Burden of Child Maltreatment Children in Difficult Circumstances Integrated Management of Childhood Illness Planning, development, and maintenance of the MCH workforce An Agenda for Child Health Policy in Developing Countries


ISBN: 9780387892443

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


Editore: Springer Verlag

Volume: Unico

Edizione: 2009

Lingua: Inglese

Finitura: Copertina rigida

Pagine: 688