Public Health Progress in the Pacific

Public Health Progress in the Pacific Geographical Background and Regional Development This one UPST - CF2 - CY28 PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRESS IN THE PACIFIC GEOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND AND REGIONAL.

Author: J.A.R. Miles

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 902779085X

Category: Science

Page: 174

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This book constitutes a status report on health conditions (including nutrition and freshwater supply) in the Pacific Island Nations. The report is based on investigations carried out over the past decade by the Pacific Science Association and includes ethnic, demographic, historic, economic, political, climatological and ecological aspects. As such, it will serve as an important decision-making tool with respect to criteria for future development, taking into account the very special carrying capacities of the island territories concerned.
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Postwar Problems of the Pacific and World Organization

To offset the loss, Chinese financiers began to help domestic industries which enjoyed several years of health and rapid progress. The current period dated from the "Marco Polo Bridge Incident" in July 1937. The Chinese Government knew ...

Author: International Center


ISBN: WISC:89095835294

Category: China

Page: 66

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Pacific Partnerships for Health

Charting a New Course Committee on Health Care Services in the U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin, Institute of Medicine Jill C. Feasley, Robert S. Lawrence ... Bruss, J. Annual Public Health Progress Report. Commonwealth of the Northern ...

Author: Committee on Health Care Services in the U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309174435

Category: Medical

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The U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin consists of six island jurisdictions: American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. This book examines one aspect of the ties and U.S. involvement with this part of the world--its role in the region's health care delivery system. Although the health status of the islanders and the challenges faced by the health care systems naturally vary within and among the jurisdictions, in general, almost all health indicators for the islanders are worse than those of mainland Americans. The health systems in the area must deal with conditions normally seen in developing countries (e.g., malnutrition, tuberculosis, dengue fever, and cholera) and in developed countries alike (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, and cancer). In examining the strengths and weaknesses of the area's systems, the volume provides a regional health overview and assessments of health care in individual jurisdictions, evaluates the Pacific Basin Medical Officers Training Program, and lays out a strategic plan for future health services in the U.S.-Associated Pacific Basin.
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International Encyclopedia of Public Health

The countries of East Asia and the Pacific, with different stages of socio-economic and health development, have developed their health systems continually evolving in satisfying the health needs of the people.

Author: William C Cockerham

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128037089

Category: Medical

Page: 4470

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International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Second Edition is an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the major issues, challenges, methods, and approaches of global public health. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this new edition combines complementary scientific fields of inquiry, linking biomedical research with the social and life sciences to address the three major themes of public health research, disease, health processes, and disciplines. This book helps readers solve real-world problems in global and local health through a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach. Covering all dimensions of the field, from the details of specific diseases, to the organization of social insurance agencies, the articles included cover the fundamental research areas of health promotion, economics, and epidemiology, as well as specific diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and reproductive health. Additional articles on the history of public health, global issues, research priorities, and health and human rights make this work an indispensable resource for students, health researchers, and practitioners alike. Provides the most comprehensive, high-level, internationally focused reference work available on public health Presents an invaluable resource for both researchers familiar with the field and non-experts requiring easy-to-find, relevant, global information and a greater understanding of the wider issues Contains interdisciplinary coverage across all aspects of public health Incorporates biomedical and health social science issues and perspectives Includes an international focus with contributions from global domain experts, providing a complete picture of public health issues
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Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health

In spite of the adverse circumstances for many Pacific islanders and their countries, international networking efforts and agreements to recognize and support health development and sustainability are making a significant impact.

Author: Matilda van den Bosch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191038754

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Human beings have always been affected by their surroundings. There are various health benefits linked to being able to access to nature; including increased physical activity, stress recovery, and the stimulation of child cognitive development. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health provides a broad and inclusive picture of the relationship between our own health and the natural environment. All aspects of this unique relationship are covered, ranging from disease prevention through physical activity in green spaces to innovative ecosystem services, such as climate change adaptation by urban trees. Potential hazardous consequences are also discussed including natural disasters, vector-borne pathogens, and allergies. This book analyses the complexity of our human interaction with nature and includes sections for example epigenetics, stress physiology, and impact assessments. These topics are all interconnected and fundamental for reaching a full understanding of the role of nature in public health and wellbeing. Much of the recent literature on environmental health has primarily described potential threats from our natural surroundings. The Oxford Textbook of Nature and Public Health instead focuses on how nature can positively impact our health and wellbeing, and how much we risk losing by destroying it. The all-inclusive approach provides a comprehensive and complete coverage of the role of nature in public health, making this textbook invaluable reading for health professionals, students, and researchers within public health, environmental health, and complementary medicine.
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The Pacific Islands

Whaiora: Maori health development. Auckland: Oxford University Press. Ebrahim, S., and L. Smeeth. 2006. Non-communicable diseases in lowincome and middle-income countries: A priority or a distraction? International Journal of ...

Author: Douglas L. Oliver

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824865849

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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The Pacific is the last major world region to be discovered by humans. Although small in total land area, its numerous islands and archipelagoes with their startlingly diverse habitats and biotas, extend across a third of the globe. This revised edition of a popular text explores the diverse landforms, climates, and ecosystems of the Pacific island region. Multiple chapters, written by leading specialists, cover the environment, history, culture, population, and economy. The work includes new or completely revised chapters on gender, music, logging, development, education, urbanization, health, ocean resources, and tourism. Throughout two key issues are addressed: the exceptional environmental challenges and the demographic/economic/political challenges facing the region. Although modern technology and media and waves of continental tourists are fast eroding island cultures, the continuing resilience of Pacific island populations is apparent. This is the only contemporary text on the Pacific Islands that covers both environment and sociocultural issues and will thus be indispensable for any serious student of the region. Unlike other reviews, it treats the entirety of Oceania (with the exception of Australia) and is well illustrated with numerous photos and maps, including a regional atlas. Contributors: David Abbott, Dennis A. Ahlburg, Glenn Banks, John Barker, Geoffrey Bertram, David A. Chappell, William C. Clarke, John Connell, Ron Crocombe, Julie Cupples, Derrick Depledge, Colin Filer, Gerard J. Fryer, Patricia Fryer, Brenden S. Holland, E. Alison Kay, David M. Kennedy, Lamont Lindstrom, Rick Lumpkin, Harley I. Manner, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Nancy McDowell, Hamish A. McGowan, Frank McShane, Simon Milne, R. John Morrison, Dieter Mueller-Dombois, Stephen G. Nelson, Patrick D. Nunn, Michael R. Ogden, Andrew Pawley, Jean-Louis Rallu, Vina Ram-Bidesi, Moshe Rapaport, Annette Sachs Robertson, Richard Scaglion, Donovan Storey, Andrew P. Sturman, Lynne D. Talley, James P. Terry, Randolph R. Thaman, Frank R. Thomas, Caroline Vercoe, Terence Wesley-Smith, Paul Wolffram.
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Progress in the Pacific

... Successful Promoting Economic Development In Barbados SPC Research Council Holds Eleventh Meeting Public Health Progress In Melanesia Useful Plants Of The Pacific : The Sandalwood Tree SPC Plant Introduction Activities Expand Modern ...

Author: South Pacific Commission


ISBN: UCR:31210016401158

Category: Oceania


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Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 1978

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific ... 8.44 6.04 4.66 Source: World Health Organization, A Decade of Health Development in South-East Asia 1968-1977 (New Delhi, South-East Asia Regional Office, 1978).

Author: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Publisher: United Nations

ISBN: 9789210599153

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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This latest edition of the Survey analyzes current economic and social developments in the region against the background of events in the world economy. It also focuses on the serios problems of growth and transformation of the area's least developed and Pacific Island developing economies.
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National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

8801024 Public health progress in the Pacific : geographical background and regional development / edited by John A.R. Miles . Helmstedt : Geo Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft ; Hingham , MA , U.S.A. : Distributed by Kluwer Academic ...

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)


ISBN: MINN:31951000310404Q

Category: Medicine


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Resilience in the Pacific and the Caribbean

Hungry for justice, thirsty for change: Caritas state of the environment report for Oceania 2016. Wellington; New Zealand ... Journal of Public Health, 33(3), 369–377. ... International cooperation and development: The pacific.

Author: Simon Hollis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429667053

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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This book critically examines the global diffusion and local reception of resilience through the implementation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programmes in Pacific and Caribbean island states. Global efforts to strengthen local disaster resilience capacities have become a staple of international development activity in recent decades, yet the successful implementation of DRR projects designed to strengthen local resilience remains elusive. While there are pockets of success, a gap remains between global expectations and local realities. Through a critical realist study of global and local worldviews of resilience in the Pacific and Caribbean islands, this book argues that the global advocacy of DRR remains inadequate because of a failure to prioritise a person-orientated ethics in its conceptualization of disaster resilience. This regional comparison provides a valuable lens to understand the underlying social structures that makes resilience possible and the extent to which local governments, communities and persons interpret and modify their behaviour on risk when faced with the global message on resilience. This book will be of much interest to students of resilience, risk management, development studies, and area studies.
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