Maternal Health

Issue 10: Appreciating the Complexity and Dignity of People's Lives: Integrating Population-Health-Environment Research in Peten, Guatemala

As the population increases in Guatemala's Petén region, home to the largest protected tropical forest north of the Amazon, so does the deforestation. From 1997-1999, a team of researchers developed a new environmental module for Guatemala's Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) that analyzed the rapidly changing population-environment dynamics in this frontier region. According to anthropologist Liza Grandia, "The integrated DHS has been a critical part of developing ...

AIDS Orphans in Africa: Building an Urban Response

Published in Johannesburg, South Africa in February, 2001

Contents:
-Forward by Steven Friedman
-"The Urban Impact", Mary Crewe and Karen Michael
-"The Role and Capacity of Local Government", Maria Elena Ducci and Sibongiseni Dhlomo
-"The Role of National Government in Supporting Local Government", Gugu Molloi and Samson James Opolot
-"The Way Forward", Cathy Mbeki, Rebecca Black and Shan Naidu
-Wrap-up, Earl Kessler
-Closing Remarks, Gilbert Khadiagala

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USAID/Egypt Health and Population: Legacy Review and the Way Forward

A panel of speakers discussed the long-term effects of USAID initiatives in Egypt, as reported in a new "Legacy Review," which details the past 30 years of USAID health sector assistance in Egypt.

Latin America: Emerging Trends in Environmental, Economic Growth

Latin America, a region historically plagued by social inequality and underdevelopment, is continually setting its sights on growing economically and reducing poverty. Panelists at a July 22 event asserted that Latin American nations should incorporate environmental sustainability efforts in their economic development plans.

Public Health Democracy: U.S. and Global Health Disparities in Breast Cancer

Despite significant scientific advances in cancer research, not all segments of the U.S. population have benefited from this progress. A closer look at cancer rates for racial and ethnic groups reveals significant differences in incidence, mortality, and survival that constitute health disparities. This report is intended to increase understanding of cancer-related health disparities in African American and African women, highlighting specific global problem areas in breast cancer.

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