Maternal Mortality in 2000

Estimates Developed by WHO, UNICEF and UNFPA

Author: Carla Abou Zahr,World Health Organization,Tessa M. Wardlaw,Yoonjoung Choi,UNICEF.

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241562706

Category: Medical

Page: 30

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This document presents estimates of maternal mortality by country and region for the year 2000. It describes the background, rationale and history of estimates of maternal mortality and the methodology used in 2000 compared with the approaches used in previous exercises in 1990 and 1995.

Infant Mortality: A Continuing Social Problem

Author: Eilidh Garrett,Robert Woods,Dr Chris Galley,Dr Nicola Shelton

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409487229

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 312

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In 1906, Sir George Newman's 'Infant Mortality: A Social Problem', one of the most important health studies of the twentieth century, was published. To commemorate this anniversary, this volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading academics to evaluate Newman's critical contribution, to review current understandings of the history of infant and early childhood mortality, especially in Britain, and to discuss modern approaches to infant health as a continuing social problem. The volume argues that, even after 100 years of health programmes, scientific advances and medical interventions, early childhood mortality is still a significant social problem and it also proposes new ways of defining and tracking the problem of persistent mortality differentials.

Differential Mortality

Methodological Issues and Biosocial Factors

Author: Lado Ruzicka,Penny Kane,Guillaume Wunsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198288824

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

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There are strongly pronounced differentials between survival chances for different social classes in less developed countries. This book gives insight into the variety of factors-biological, social, economic and cultural-associated with these inequalities in mortality rates. Certain of thepapers deal with new conceptual approaches and methodological issues, while others cover particular countries in Asia and Latin America, providing overall an important and provoking study of inequality in death. Contributors: L. Ruzicka, J. Duchene, G. Wunsch, R. H. Gray, S. Horiuchi, S. D'Souza, E. E. Arriaga, J. M. Guzman, B. Utomo, M. B. Iskandar, N. H. Fisek, A. Palloni, G. C. Myers, A. Bouckaert, P. Kane

Embryonic Mortality in Farm Animals

Author: J.M. Sreenan,M.G. Diskin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400950381

Category: Medical

Page: 292

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Reproductive wastage is a major inefficiency in all livestock production with embryonic mortality accounting for a major portion of this loss. Accordingly the Commission of the European Communities encouraged the organisation of a seminar on embryonic mortality in farm animals which was held in Brussels on the 11th and 12th of December 1984. This book contains the text of the papers, discussions and final summary presented at that Seminar. As a background to the Seminar, the extent and timing of embryonic loss was described for farm animals. Particular consideration was then given to the various mechanisms and signals, both embryonic and uterine in origin, that are so far known to be involved in the establishment of pregnancy. Possible causes of embryonic death including physiological, endocrinological, genetic and immunological components were outlined and discussed. The final summary contains general conclusions from the Seminar and recommendations for future research work on this topic. J.M. Sreenan M.G. Diskin July 1985. ******************** THE EXTENT AND TIMING OF EMBRYONIC MORTALITY IN THE COW J. M. Sreenan & M. G. Diskin, The Agricultural Institute, Belclare, Tuam, Galway, Ireland ABSTRACT The extent and timing of embryonic mortality in heifers, normal cows and repeat breeder cows has been reviewed.

Reducing Maternal Mortality

Learning from Bolivia, China, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe

Author: Marjorie A. Koblinsky

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821353929

Category: Medical

Page: 132

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"To assist countries in their efforts to improve maternal health and reduce maternal mortality, the World Bank is publishing two volumes - Investing in Maternal Health: Learning from Malaysia and Sri Lanka and Reducing Maternal Mortality: Learning from Bolivia, China, Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe. These two books offer success stories and lessons learned in improving health and reducing maternal mortality in a range of developing countries. The first book is based on the experiences of Malaysia and Sri Lanka during the past five to six decades. The second book discusses the more recent experiences of Bolivia, China (Yunnan), Egypt, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, and Zimbabwe. These nine countries have made important strides in improving maternal health, and these two books outline what worked and what did not."--BOOK JACKET.

The Decline of Infant and Child Mortality

The European Experience, 1750-1990

Author: Carlo A. Corsini,Pier Paolo Viazzo

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041104663

Category: Law

Page: 258

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Of the many changes that have taken place in Western society during the past two centuries, few have been more significant than the steep fall in infant and child mortality. However, the timing and causes of the decline are still poorly understood. While some scholars attribute it to general improvements in living standards, others emphasize the role of social intervention and public health reforms. Written by specialists from several disciplinary fields, the twelve essays in this book break entirely new ground by providing a long-term perspective that challenges some deep-rooted ideas about the European experience of mortality decline and may help explain the forces and causal relationships behind the still tragic incidence of preventable infant and child deaths in many parts of the world today. This book will become a standard work for students and researchers in demography, social and economic history, population geography, and the history of medicine, and it will be of interest to anyone concerned with current debates on the policies to be adopted to curb infant and child mortality in both developed and developing countries.

Mortality Rate

Author: Andrew Elliott

Publisher: CB

ISBN: 9780957326613


Page: 156

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Andrew Elliott's third collection is a journey through the hinterlands of 20th-century America and Germany. The poems are filled with cars, girls, and movies - but also books, paintings, and spaceships.