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Medicine In The Developing World

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  • Helping Ourselves - Community Responses to AIDS in Swazilandby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50

    The Kingdom of Swaziland now has the highest recorded HIV prevalence in the world, and this southern African country faces enormous challenges, particularly when it comes to looking after the thousands of children orphaned by the epidemic. However, much inspirational work is being done at community level to put in place structures and programmes to... more...

  • High Coverage Sites: HIV Prevention among Injecting Drug Users in Transitional and Developing Countriesby UNAIDS

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50

    UNAIDS commissioned this report to investigate programmes and sites in low-income and transitional countries which were regarded by international authorities as 'high coverage sites' -that is, where more than 50% of injecting drug users had been reached by one or more HIV-prevention interventions. The most significant finding is that high level coverage... more...

  • Strokeby Julien Bogousslavsky

    Demos Medical Publishing 2007; US$ 45.00

    This volume is the fourth in a series developed under the auspices of the World Federation of Neurology to meet the needs of neurologists who must practice medicine without many of the advantages that are often taken for granted in the industrialized world. It is targeted to neurologists practicing in low-resource environments and those who wish to... more...

  • HIV, Resurgent Infections and Population Change in Africaby Michel Carael; Judith Glynn

    Springer 2007; US$ 59.95

    Forty years ago, the age-old battle against infectious diseases as a major threat to human health was believed close to being won. However, by the late twentieth century, the increase of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases was evident in both low and high income countries. About 30 new infectious diseases have been identified in the last 20... more...

  • Neo-liberalism and AIDS Crisis in Sub-Saharan Africaby Colleen O'Manique

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 128.00

    O'Manique critically examines the evolution of the policy response to AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa through a feminist political economy lens, focusing on the relationship between neo-liberalism, the spread of AIDS and the hegemonic policy response. It explores the ways in which AIDS has been constructed as a 'development' problem and how AIDS knowledges... more...

  • Global AIDS Crisisby Richard G. Marlink

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    An account published of the history, spread, and repercussions of pandemic AIDS. It explores how developing countries with limited access to healthcare and scarce resources reveals how such factors as tourism, international travel, war, and mobility have facilitated the spread of HIV and AIDS. more...

  • Remote Cardiology Consultations Using Advanced Medical Technologyby I. Klapan; R. Poropatich

    IOS Press 2006; US$ 183.00

    NATO operations have expanded in recent years, and the old Cold War concept of ?every nation provides its own medical support? is no longer tenable, nor is it NATO policy. In the future, NATO medical care will often be provided on a multinational basis, especially in case of emergencies such as NATO response to natural or man-made disasters or to terrorist... more...

  • Health Systems Confront Povertyby S. Turner; E. Ziglio; R. Barbosa; Y. Charpak

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 36.00

    Health care systems across the WHO European Region have done and are doing much to tackle the complex and daunting problem of poverty and health. This book describes 12 initiatives already undertaken in 10 WHO Member States. It documents WHO's preliminary findings on how health care systems can help to alleviate poverty, and reaches three main conclusions:... more...

  • The health of the peopleby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 27.00

    The Health of the People: the African Regional Health Report is the first report to focus on the health of the 738 million people living in the African Region of the World Health Organization. This fully-illustrated 196-page report provides expert analysis of all the key areas of public health in Africa. It also contains the most comprehensive annex... more...

  • Meeting the MDG Drinking Water and Sanitation Target.by WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation.

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 18.00

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have set us on a common course to push back poverty, inequality, hunger and illness. The world has pledged to reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation. Entering the International Decade for Action, Water for Life, 2005-2015, this report looks... more...