HEALTH CARE OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Helen M. Wallace, Kanti Giri and Carlos V. Serrano
With over 70 essays by doctors, health-care practitioners, and policy-makers, Health Care of Women and Children in Developing Countries is one of the most comprehensive volumes available on the topic. Section I overviews women's health, including issues such as poverty, family planning programmes, and urbanisation. Section II examines sexual and reproductive health. Section III emphasises infant and child mortality in different countries, and is followed by chapters on child health, touching on immunisations, respiratory infections, nutrition, street children, and school health services. Adolescent health is reviewed in Section V. Section VI analyses maternal, child health, and family planning programmes of the World Health Organization, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank, and USAID.
Coming after the Earth Summit (Rio, 1992) and the Population Conference (Cairo, 1994), this edition is a valuable reference for all those interested in the health of women and families in the South. Bibliography; tables; graphs.
Third Party Publishing Company (Second edition), 1995. paper; 754 pp. ISBN 0-89914-043-2 US$34.95
THE SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN'S HEALTH BOOK
The Women's Health Project
This remarkable volume, reflecting the collective work of nearly 500 women from all communities in South Africa, is a comprehensive handbook that provides basic information about women's health. It includes clear and accessible chapters on gender, culture, healthy living, violence, work, disability, sexuality, reproductive health, fertility control, pregnancy and childbirth, ageing, and alternative medicine. Packed with information and useful illustrations, and with women's authentic stories woven throughout, this book helps women make informed decisions about their mental, physical and social health, and well-being. It offers medically authoritative, holistic approaches to health, and guidelines for health and gender education.
Although rooted in the South African context, this book will find a valued place in the offices of health professionals and academics, in clinics and community centres, and in the home, all over the world. Includes: list of resources and organisations in South Africa; guidelines for building self-help groups; and further reading.
Oxford University Press, 1996. paper; 516 pp. ISBN 0-19-571254-4 US$22.95
WHERE WOMEN HAVE NO DOCTOR
A Health Guide for Women
Arlene Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell and Kathy Shapiro
The first comprehensive community-based health book for women, Where Women Have No Doctor helps women and girls from different cultures and educational backgrounds learn how to take care of themselves. The book combines medical information with an understanding of how poverty, discrimination, and culture affect women's health and access to health care. Topics include: how the body works; proper use of medicines; AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases; pregnancy, birth and breast-feeding; sexuality; mental health; refugee health; violence against women; disabilities; and a special section on the politics of women's health.
From the publishers of the popular Where There Is No Doctor, this book was developed with the help of community-based groups, village health workers and women's health experts in more than 30 countries. Written in simple English, all 32 chapters, as well as the 1500 illustrations from women artists worldwide, have been field-tested and reviewed for appropriateness.
The Hesperian Foundation, March 1997. paper; 600 pp. ISBN 0-942364-25-2 US$20.00
WOMEN, POVERTY AND AIDS
Sex, Drugs and Structural Violence
Paul Farmer, Margaret Connors and Janie Simmons (Eds.)
The face of AIDS is increasingly that of a woman: in some regions women already constitute the majority of those infected. This timely book overviews the status of women in the global AIDS pandemic, and analyses large-scale economic, political, and cultural forces that continue to place millions of women at increased risk for HIV infection.
The first section reflects on AIDS from the perspectives of poor women. This is followed by a critique of the relevant social science, public health, and clinical literature. The last section describes the AIDS-related work of organisations working for poor women. With mini case studies, charts, discussion, glossary, and an extensive bibliography, this comprehensive volume is a must-read for all those concerned about AIDS and public health issues.
Common Courage Press, 1996. paper; 473 pp.ISBN 1-56751-074-4 US$19.95
SEE ALSO: Gender in Southern Africa: Conceptual and Theoretical issues (Category: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues).
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