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Medicine In The Developing World

  • 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...

  • AIDS Sexuality and Gender in Africaby Carolyn Baylies; Janet Bujra

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    This book draws on first-hand research and in-depth investigations carried out by a team of researchers. They study the severity of the AIDS epidemic and the threat it poses to the population and society in Tanzania and Zambia. 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...

  • Long-term Care in Developing Countriesby J Brodsky; M Hirschfeld; J Habib

    World Health Organization 2003; US$ 45.00

    This volume describes the changing realities determining the need and resources for long-term care in ten developing countries. Considered together, these case-studies provide examples to illustrate many of the lessons learned, key policy issues confronted, and current and future needs discussed in other volumes in this series. Represented in this... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sexuality, Politics and AIDS in Brazilby Herbet Daniel; Richard Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 63.95

    Providing a cross-cultural perspective on the social construction of AIDS in Brazil, this book presents research by authors who have a decades experience in AIDS activism and social research. more...

  • AIDS in Latin Americaby Tim Frasca

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 32.00

    Features many interviews with people who have the disease, activists, government leaders, church leadership - all speak out in telling the story of how the epidemic has developed in their countries. The interviews and stories, which make up this book, are intermixed with the set of epidemic statistics from the continent. 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 in Asiaby Susan Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 30.00

    The spread of AIDS in Asia is accelerating so quickly it will soon overtake growth of the disease in Africa. Over the next two decades, so containment of Asia's epidemics will be decisive to global stability because the region is home to 60 per cent of the world's population. more...