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- World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 24.99
Since 1978 when it embarked on sweeping agricultural and industrial reforms, Chinas economic growth has been remarkable. Its success in transforming itself within just three decades from a very poor low-income country to a successful middle-income country is unparalleled. During this period, however, and in contrast to the first 30 years of the... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99
Malaria afflicts millions in low- and middle-income countries. For centuries, it has impaired economic growth, child development, learning, health, and productivity on a large scale. In 1998 the Bank cofounded, with WHO, UNICEF, and UNDP, the global Roll Back Malaria Partnership to coordinate and enhance the global fight against malaria. There has... more...
- World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 34.99
This paper spells out the vision of the World Bank on how to strenghten worldwide health systems and ensure better responses to key challenges such as combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic, repositioning nutrition on the development agenda, and renewing commitment on population policy. This strategy also entails stronger analytical and operational work in... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 74.50
This book provides the reader with all of the background information necessary to enhance their understanding of the rationale behind the basic principles of infection control and how to apply them in every day situations; how specific bacteria interact with the host and cause infection; the background to each of the bacteria/infections described within... more...
- RAND Corporation 2008; US$ 9.95
Current integrative medicine practices in hospital settings involve some form of partnership between complementary and alternative medicine and biomedicine. This five-year study adopted a longitudinal methodology to track the establishment of a single hospital-based Integrative Medicine Center. Using extensive qualitative interview data, the project... more...
- IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00
The principal objective of HealthGrid conference and HealthGrid Association is the exchange and debate of ideas, technologies, solutions and requirements that interest the grid and the life-science communities. This work reflects the anticipated move towards real applications, and discusses accessibility, core technologies and data integration. more...
- IOS Press 2009; US$ 167.00
Cybertherapy ? the provision of healthcare services using advanced technologies ? can help improve the lives of many of us, both patients and health professionals, while tackling the challenges of healthcare system. It is recognized that integrating these new types of services in healthcare systems is a challenging task. The aim of this book is to... more...
- IOS Press 2009; US$ 195.00
Examines the horizon of ideas and technologies which must be addressed by decision makers involved in health-related resource allocation. This book addresses the technological revolution in healthcare which is manifesting itself in the convergence of molecular biology, computer and medical science, mechanical, genetic and biomedical engineering. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 29.99
Everyone agrees on the need to reform Medicare but not on how to do it. Some argue the program is too comprehensive, others that it is not comprehensive enough. Some suggest it pays too much for health care, others, too little. Meanwhile, the financial stakes continue to mount. Medicare spending exceeded $400 billion in 2007, making it more expensive... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 51.00
Presents an exploration of why the opportunity to live a long and healthy life remains profoundly unequal. This book tackles such questions as: How health is influenced by circumstances across people's lives and by the areas in which they live? And how health is simultaneously shaped by inequalities of gender, ethnicity and socioeconomic position? more...