Health, Nutrition, And Economic Crises

Overview

Distinguished international experts evaluate in this volume how health and nutrition in poor countries have been affected by economic adjustments made in response to external shocks. They explore the origins, magnitude, and future outlook of the adjustments required of developing countries; discuss the impact on health and nutritional services; consider what policies would be most effective in minimizing the adverse effects on food and nutrition; and examine what can be done to achieve the best possible health ...

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Overview

Distinguished international experts evaluate in this volume how health and nutrition in poor countries have been affected by economic adjustments made in response to external shocks. They explore the origins, magnitude, and future outlook of the adjustments required of developing countries; discuss the impact on health and nutritional services; consider what policies would be most effective in minimizing the adverse effects on food and nutrition; and examine what can be done to achieve the best possible health services in the face of economic constraints and crisis.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780865691704
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/1987
  • Pages: 456
  • Lexile: 1490L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID E. BELL is Clarence James Gamble Professor of Population Sciences and International Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, where he also serves as Chairman of the Department of Population Sciences.

MICHAEL R. REICH is Associate Professor of International Health, Harvard University School of Public Health.

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Table of Contents

Introduction and Overview by David E. Bell and Michael R. Reich

Economic Adjustment: Effects on Health and Nutrition

Macro Effects of Myriad Shocks: Developing Countries in the World Economy by Lance Taylor

Sri Lanka: A Case Study from the Third World by S.W.R. de A. Samarasinghe

A UNICEF Perspective on the Effects of Economic Crises and What Can Be Done by Richard Jolly

The Impact of Economic Adjustment Programs by Jere R. Behrman

Approaches to Food and Nutrition Policy

Assuring Food Security and Adequate Nutrition for the Poor by Per Pinstrup-Andersen

Food Policy and Economic Adjustment by C. Peter Timmer

The Special Case of Africa by Andrew M. Kamarck

Epidemiology of Hunger in Africa by Takateru Ohse

Towards Basic Human Needs in Relation to Public Health and Nutrition by Yukio Kaneko and Koh'ichi Nidaira

A Public Health Approach to the "Food-Malnutrition-Economic Recession" Complex by Leonardo Mata

Approaches to Health Policy

Health Policy Responses: An Approach Derived from the China and India Experiences by Lincoln C. Chen

Weathering Economic Crises: The Crucial Role of Women in Health by Joanne Leslie, Margaret Lycette, and Mayra Buvinic

Drug Supply and Use in Developing Countries: Problems and Policies by Adrian Griffiths

Selecting Medical Technologies in Developing Countries by Seymour Perry and Flora Chu

User Fees and Health Financing in Developing Countries: Mobilizing Financial Resources for Health by Donald S. Shepard and Elisabeth R. Benjamin

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