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Rural health and hygiene. Rural health services

  • Appalachian Health and Well-Beingby Robert L. Ludke; Phillip J. Obermiller; Richard A. Couto; Robert L. Ludke; Phillip J. Obermiller

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 50.00

    Appalachians have been characterized as a population with numerous disparities in health and limited access to medical services and infrastructures, leading to inaccurate generalizations that inhibit their healthcare progress. Appalachians face significant challenges in obtaining effective care, and the public lacks information about both their healthcare... more...

  • Female Genital Cutting, Women's Health, and Developmentby Khama Rogo

    World Bank Publications 2007; US$ 9.99

    This strategy paper provides a comprehensive understanding of the issue of female genital mutilation/cutting—scope,challenges, opportunities, best practices, and how communities, development agencies, and national governments can work together to eliminate the practices on the ground. The World Bank is committed to assisting governments in ending... more...

  • Healthy Villagesby G. Howard

    World Health Organization 2002; US$ 19.80

    Health is determined by many factors, including income, environmental conditions - such as access to adequate sanitation and safe water supplies - individual behaviour, and health services. More than half of the world's population lives in villages and rural areas and most of those without access to safe water sources or basic sanitation are rural... more...

  • Improving Access and Efficiency in Public Health Servicesby Nirupam Bajpai; Jeffrey D Sachs; Ravindra H Dholakia

    SAGE India 2010; US$ 25.95

    This book presents a systematic mid-term evaluation of the processes of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), India’s biggest rural health programme. Data from District Level Health Surveys (DLHS), National Family Health Surveys (NFHS), and Sample Registration System (SRS) as well as primary data collected from field surveys and interviews... more...

  • Increasing Access to Health Workers in Remote and Rural Areas through Improved Retentionby World Health Organization

    World Health Organization 2010; US$ 25.00

    Half the world's people currently live in rural and remote areas. The problem is that most health workers live and work in cities. This imbalance is common to almost all countries and poses a major challenge to the nationwide provision of health services. Its impact, however, is most severe in low income countries. There are two reasons for this.... more...

  • Nursing Rural Americaby John Kirchgessner; Arlene Keeling

    Springer Publishing Company 2014; US$ 60.00

    "Each chapter depicts nurses facing and overcoming a multitude of challenges as they addressed the medical needs of rural Americans. Because of their spirit of acceptance and community cooperation, their outcomes were remarkable: fully immunized communities, a decrease in mortality rates, statewide health policy implementation, and growth in community... more...

  • Policies, Plans, and Peopleby Judith Justice

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 31.95

    Judith Justice uses an interdisciplinary approach to show how anthropologists and planners can combine their expertise to make health care programs culturally compatible with the populations they serve. more...

  • Rural Caregiving in the United Statesby Ronda C. Talley; Kathleen Chwalisz; Kathleen C. Buckwalter

    Springer 2011; US$ 149.00

    Caregivers living in rural areas face daunting obstacles. In addition to the isolation and anxiety that many caregivers across the country experience, rural caregivers must also cope with limited access to uncoordinated resources and severe shortages of trained professionals. Although many research, policy, and practice upgrades have been made in response... more...

  • Rural Healthby Lisa Bourke; Juli Coffin; Judy Taylor

    eContent Management Pty Ltd 2010; US$ 126.50

    ?Rural Health? presents a range of analyses that question how well rural health models, services and knowledge improve health and wellbeing. It highlights the complexity of Aboriginal health, reiterating that there are no quick answers but a long process of developing cultural security and inclusion is required. In doing so, this title acknowledge... more...

  • Rural Health Care Deliveryby Yi Hu

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    Diseases are everyday, ordinary occurrences intimately related to people?s daily lives. However, as the metaphor of the ?Sick Man of East Asia? emerged against the backdrop of a weak modern China, health care and the curing of diseases were turned into grand state politics with far-reaching implications. This book, starting with the argument for diseases... more...