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  • Health Technology Assessment and Health Policy-making in Europeby M.V. Garrido; F. B. Kristensen; C.P. Nielsen; R. Busse

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 40.00

    New technologies with the potential to improve the health of populations are continuously being introduced. But not every technological development results in clear health gains. Health technology assessment provides evidence-based information on the coverage and usage of health technologies, enabling them to be evaluated properly and applied to health... more...

  • Integrating Poverty and Gender into Health Programmesby WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific

    World Health Organization 2006; US$ 10.00

    Malaria remains a global public health problem. In the Western Pacific Region, malaria is endemic in 10 countries. The incidence rate in the Region ranges from 161.7 per 1000 people in Solomon Islands to 0.04 in the Republic of Korea. The strategies employed to prevent and control malaria have been effective in reducing the burden of disease in countries... more...

  • Health Targets in Europeby M. Wismar

    World Health Organization 2008; US$ 40.00

    Health targets can help to improve the governance of health systems. They express a commitment to achieve specified outputs over a defined period, and allow progress towards broad goals and objectives to be monitored.They may be quantitative or qualitative, and based on outcomes or processes.This book draws on a series of case studies on the use of... more...

  • Ziek is het woord nietby Annemarie Mol; Peter van Lieshout

    Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 38.50

    Taal verandert snel. Dat geldt ook voor de taal waarmee in de veertig jaar na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in de Nederlandse huisartsgeneeskunde en geestelijke volksgezondheid gepraat en geschreven is over de mensen die er hulp zochten (patiƫnten of klanten), de zaken die ze aandroegen (ziekten, problemen, hulpvragen), de verbanden waar ze deel van uitmaakten... more...

  • Taking the Measure of the World Bank-IFC Doing Business Indicatorsby Benjamin Loevinsohn

    World Bank Publications 2008; US$ 19.99

    Despite the existence of effective interventions, there are many developing countries which are not on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health. In many countries the delivery of health services is inadequate and one way of improving the situation is to contract with non-state providers. Contracting is a mechanism for a financing... more...

  • Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factorsby Alan D. Lopez

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 49.99

    This volume is a single up-to-date source on the entire global epidemiology of diseases, injuries and risk factors with a comprehensive statement of methods and a complete presentation of results. It includes refined methods to assess data, ensure epidemiological consistency, and summarize the disease burden. Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors... more...

  • Health Financing and Delivery in Vietnamby Adam Wagstaff

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 14.99

    Vietnam’s successes in the health sector are legendary. Its rates of infant and under-five mortality are comparable to those of countries with substantially higher per capita incomes. Vietnam continues to be an over-achiever in the health sector according to data assembled in this book. Like other countries, though, Vietnam faces challenges in... more...

  • Emerging Theories in Health Promotion Practice and Researchby Ralph J. DiClemente; Richard A. Crosby; Michelle C. Kegler

    Wiley 2009; US$ 90.00 US$ 81.00

    "Here is a 'must-read' for all health promotion researchers and practitioners eager to stay one step ahead of the pack. A panoply of insightful and promising new approaches is presented for consideration and exploration in our contemporary behavioral science arsenal." — M. Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES, Chief Executive Officer, Society for Public Health... more...

  • Systems Thinking for Health Systems Strengtheningby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2009; US$ 25.00

    Many developing countries are looking to scale-up what works through major systems strengthening investments. With leadership, conviction and commitment, systems thinking can facilitate and accelerate the strengthening of systems to more effectively deliver interventions to those in need and be better able to improve health in an equitable way. Systems... more...

  • Global Marketplace for Private Health Insuranceby Alexander S. Preker

    World Bank Publications 2009; US$ 34.99

    Financial protection against the cost of illness and inclusion of vulnerable groups – will require better mobilization and use of private means. Private voluntary health insurance already plays an important role in mobilizing additional resources to the health sector and protecting against the catastrophic cost of illness in some countries. This... more...