Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies by John EhiriMaternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies by John Ehiri

Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies

EditorJohn Ehiri

Hardcover | November 5, 2009

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Our current era of globalization, war, and socioeconomic unrest has revealed public health as a worldwide concern and a major frontier for social justice with maternal and child health at its epicenter. Yet, there has been a relative scarcity of training resources specifically dedicated to this crucial area. "Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies" addresses this gap in current knowledge by analyzing the range of socioeconomic and environmental factors, health care disparities, politics, policies, and cultural practices that impact the health and safety of mothers, as well as the well-being and optimum development of their children.Individual sections focus on unequal distribution of the world's resources, politics and power, specific disease concerns, programs, policies and emerging concerns with a focus on what is currently being done, and what needs to be done to improve the health status of women, children, and adolescents. The book's contributors are some of the world's most respected experts, carefully selected to represent different global geographic regions and diverse professional disciplines related to maternal and child health from both academic and field practice perspectives.Among the topics in this authoritative volume: The impact of war, globalization, gender inequity, and harmful traditional practices (e.g., female genital mutilation). Specific health concerns, including tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, and malnutrition. Child and adolescent health issues, from abuse and neglect to children in difficult circumstances. Pregnancy-related issues: safety, abortion and post-abortion care, teen pregnancy, and more. Strategies for planning, developing, and maintaining maternal and child health systems in developing countries. The status of global initiatives, such as Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses and the Millennium Development Goals. The status of evidence-based maternal and child health in the developing world. With such a wealth of information on both practical and conceptual levels, "Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and Policies" is as relevant to students and researchers in the field as it is to policy makers and those working for global health and development organizations. It also makes an excellent stand-alone text for courses in global health in general and global maternal and child health in particular.
John Ehiri, MSc (Econ.), MPH, PhD, is Professor and Director, Division of Health Promotion Sciences at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH), University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. The Division of Health Promotion Sciences has a vibrant program of study in domestic and global maternal and child health, in addit...
Title:Maternal and Child Health: Global Challenges, Programs, and PoliciesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:614 pagesPublished:November 5, 2009Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsAbout the EditorAbout the ContributorsIntroduction           Part 1: The World's HeterogeneityA History of International Cooperation in Maternal and Child Health Global Burden of Disease among Women, Children and Adolescents Promotion of Global Perinatal HealthMaternal and Child Health in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) CountriesHealth System Impacts on Maternal and Child HealthThe Environment and Maternal and Child HealthPart 2: Politics, Power, and Maternal and Child HealthImpact of Wars and Conflict on Maternal and Child HealthThe Impact of Globalization on Maternal and Child HealthGender Equity: Perspectives on Maternal and Child HealthHarmful Traditional Practices and Women's Heath: Female Genital MutilationAbortion and Post-Abortion CarePart 3: Specific Disease ConcernsMalaria in Women and ChildrenThe Global Burden of Childhood DiarrheaTuberculosis in Childhood and Pregnancy Impact of HIV on the Health of Women, Children and Families in Less Developed CountriesMalnutrition and Maternal and Child HealthThe Global Burden of Obstetric FistulasHealth Challenges for Women, Children and Adolescents with DisabilitiesUnintentional Injuries in ChildrenPart 4: Programs, Policies, and Emerging ConcernsEvidence-based Maternal and Child HealthA Global Perspective on Teen PregnancyProgress and Challenges in Making Pregnancy Safer: A Global PerspectiveGlobal Immunization Challenge: Progress and OpportunitiesAdolescent HealthThe Global Burden of Child Maltreatment Children in Difficult CircumstancesIntegrated Management of Childhood IllnessPlanning, development, and maintenance of the MCH workforceAn Agenda for Child Health Policy in Developing Countries