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Editors: Laurie Elit (Juravinski Cancer Centre, Ontario, Canada)and Jean Chamberlain (St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
Book Description:
Women's Health in the Majority World: Issues and Initiatives is an innovative text using didactic information and case studies to address those issues that affect most of the worlds women. The first half of the book focuses on health issues that specifically affect women such as maternal morality, fistulas, and cervical cancer. The second part of the book discusses how agencies such as governments, non-governmental organizations, and professional societies can partner and improve standards for women. By affecting the status of women, the whole family and community ultimately benefit.

Table of Contents:
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Chapter 1 - Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: History’s Ongoing Tragedy; pp. 1-19
(Jean Chamberlain, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology McMaster University Canada)

Chapter 2 - The Terrible Tragedy of Neglected Obstetrical Care: Fistula; pp. 21-33
(Andrew S. Browning, Barhirdar Hamlin Fistula Centre, Barhirdar, Ethiopia)

Chapter 3 - If Women Counted: The Role of Skilled Birth Attendants in Surveillance of Maternal Deaths; pp. 35-48
(Ann Montgomery)

Chapter 4 - Preventing Cervical Cancer Worldwide; pp. 49-64
(Laurie Elit Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 5 - Anemia - Can its Widespread Prevalence Among Women in Developing Countries be Impacted?; pp. 65-107
(Carolyn MacDonald, Alison Mildon, World Vision Canada, Mike Neequaye World Vision Ghana, Rose Namarika, and Miriam Yiannakis, World Vision Malawi)

Chapter 6 - Exploring Fairness in Health Care Reform; pp. 109-131
(Rebecca J. Cook Department of Constitutional Law and Philosophy of Law, University of the Free State)

Chapter 7 - The Role of Education on Women’s Health and Women’s Rights; pp. 133-137
(Sima Samar)

Chapter 8 - Partnerships to Improve Women’s Reproductive Health: SOGC’s International Experience; pp. 139-154
(A.B. Lalonde, Dept Obs/Gyn, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Chapter 9 - The Role of Nongovernmental Organizations in Promoting Women’s Health in Low-Resource Settings; pp. 155-178
(Patricia Coffey, Allison Bingham, Harriet Stanley, and John W. Sellors, PATH,Seattle, WA);

Chapter 10 - Governments in High Resource Settings and International Women’s Health; pp. 179-190
(Stephen Lewis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada);

Chapter 11 - War and Peace: Women’s and Children’s Health;
pp. 191-206
(Joanna Santa Barbara, Department of Psychiatry, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)




   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2007
   Pages: 7 x 10, 236pp.
   ISBN: 1-60021-493-2
   Status: AV
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