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Medicine In The Developing World

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  • 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...

  • Cancer Controlby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 13.50

    The World Health Organization estimates that 7.6 million people died of cancer in 2005 and 84 million people will die in the next 10 years if action is not taken. More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, where resources available for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer are limited or nonexistent. This... more...

  • Cervical Cancer Screening in developing countriesby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 20.70

    This publication is the product of a comprehensive consultation undertaken by WHO in 2001, involving leading experts in the field of cancer epidemiology, screening and treatment. It is part of WHO?s commitment to provide evidence-based guidelines to decision makers and a recognition of the priority that should be given to cervical cancer screening... more...

  • Inheriting the worldby Bruce Gordon; Richard Mackay; Eva Rehfuess

    World Health Organization 2004; US$ 27.00

    Every child has the right to live in a healthy, supportive environment - an environment that encourages growth and development, and protects from disease. Many of the world s children, however, are exposed to hazards in the very places that should be safest - the home, school and community. Considering that their growing bodies are particularly sensitive... more...

  • AIDS Epidemic Update December 2003by Joint United Nations Programme on HIV AI

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 9.00

    This annual update provides global and regional estimates of HIV/AIDS and its impact. It also reviews the most recent data available from countries and discusses the trends in HIV in countries around the world. UNAIDS and WHO, together with experts from national AIDS programmes and research institutions, regularly review and update the estimates as... more...

  • Addressing Poverty in TB Controlby Dong Il Ahn

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 18.00

    This book is directed specifically to national TB control programmes and their partners. It is intended to help to select and implement the steps needed to ensure that the guiding principles of equity and poverty reduction are translated into practical measures - and that these practical measures are integrated into the national TB services and linked... more...

  • Report on the Global HIV/AIDS epidemic / UNAIDSby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2004; US$ 31.50

    This flagship report presents the considered views on the state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). It includes analysis of all the aspects of the epidemic, from the spread of HIV, to treatments, to the availability of resources. It also provides country-by-country figures on its extent. more...

  • Poverty, AIDS and Hungerby Anne C. Conroy; Malcolm J Blackie; Alan Whiteside; Justin C. Malewezi; Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00

    Using the experiences of Malawi, one of the poorest countries on the African continent, to illustrate both the challenges that poverty creates, and the opportunities for change that exist. Poverty, AIDS and Hunger outlines an easily-replicable model, at modest cost, that could lift people quickly out of poverty, with sustainable benefits. more...