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- 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...
- Springer Netherlands 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
Winner of the Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2008 Of approximately 37 million HIV positive people in the world, 24.7 million live in sub-Saharan Africa and about 5..5 million in South Africa. Despite its relatively powerful economy and infrastructure, South Africa has been dramatically affected by the HIV pandemic. Using narrative analysis... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 134.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00
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...
- World Health Organization 2008; US$ 15.00
This report details global progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target for drinking water and sanitation, and what these trends suggest for the remainder of the Water for Life Decade 2005-2015. The report also introduces a separate assessment of global, regional and country progress using the ?sanitation ladder??a new way of analyzing... more...