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Health and Development - David R. Phillips

Health and Development

By: David R. Phillips (Editor), Yola Verhasselt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 6th January 1994
ISBN: 9780415085298
Number Of Pages: 348

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"Health and Development" presents a broad and detailed description of the multifaceted aspects of health and development across the globe. Recession in the North and debt servicing in the South have reduced public expenditure on health and welfare. The links between regional, economic and environmental factors and the health of a population are becoming more pronounced.
The contributors to this study, all authorities in their areas of research, examine issues at the forefront of health and development research: the effects of economic adjustment on health, especially for the poor; the potential for extending health services; the effects of environmental change on health; epidemiological change; socio-cultural factors in HIV/AIDS transmission; the use of traditional and community health care resources; and the health of women, children and the elderly.

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"This ambitious assembly of knowledge is invaluable to anyone working in development . .." -"The Lancet

Prefacep. xiv
Health and Development: Perspectives and Issuesp. 1
Introduction: Health and Developmentp. 3
Statistical Sourcesp. 30
Global Environmental Change and Healthp. 33
References and Further Readingp. 49
Economic Crisis, Adjustment and the Impact on Healthp. 50
Traditional Medicinep. 65
Cultural and Developmental Factors Underlying the Global Pattern of the Transmission of HIV/AIDSp. 83
Referencesp. 96
The Global Pharmaceutical Industryp. 97
Development and the Health of Places and Groupsp. 109
Cities and Health in the Third Worldp. 111
Referencesp. 121
The Health of Womenp. 122
Referencesp. 137
Maternal and Child Health Care Strategiesp. 138
Socio-Economic Change and the Health of Elderly Peoplep. 156
Referencesp. 167
Caring for Elderly Peoplep. 168
Primary Health Care and Selective Phcp. 182
Regional Issues in Health and Developmentp. 197
The Poorer Third Worldp. 199
Spatial Inequalities and Historical Evolution in Health Provisionp. 216
Referencesp. 233
Health Care in Latin Americap. 234
Health Care in the Third World: Africap. 249
Health, Environment and Health Care in the People's Republic of Chinap. 259
Health and Development under State Socialismp. 276
Southern Europe: Health in Areas That Have Undergone Recent Developmentp. 289
Health and Development: Retrospect and Prospectp. 301
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780415085298
ISBN-10: 0415085292
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 6th January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 15.7  x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1