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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...

  • A Better Choiceby John C. Goodman

    Independent Institute 2015; US$ 9.99

    Despite having surmounted numerous obstacles, the Affordable Care Act?also commonly known as ?Obamacare??remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. The law?s staunchest critics want to repeal and replace the entire law, while even its supporters acknowledge that serious changes are needed. The question is: replace... more...

  • Exploring Rural Medicineby Barbara Yawn; Angeline Bushy; Roy A. Yawn

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 58.00

    This volume will serve as an indispensable reference for the rural health practitioner facing uniquely rural concerns in health promotion, patient care and professional practice. 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

    Springer New York 2011; US$ 149.00

    Covering a range of issues unique to rural care provision, from training to policy and advocacy, this work identifies specific needs for development and examines both the positive effects of close-knit families and the issue of access to professional support. more...