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Maternal, neonatal, and child health

John Walley and Nancy Gerein

in Public Health: An action guide to improving health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199238934
eISBN:
9780191716621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238934.003.011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the following topics: the burden of disease, historical development of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH) services; the MNCH package of interventions, the integrated ... More


Maternal Care in Britain, 1900–1935

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the features and condition of maternal care in Great Britain during the period from 1900 to 1935. This period witnessed the increasing involvement of medical, government, and ... More


Specific Measures Required to Secure the Right to Health

John Tobin

in The Right to Health in International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The formulation of the right to health in international law lists a series of explicit measures that states must pursue in order to secure the full implementation of this right. These measures, which ... More


Sexual and Reproductive Health: Current Status and Future Needs

Shireen J. Jejeebhoy and K.G. Santhya

in Population and Reproductive Health in India: An Assessment of the Current Situation and Future Needs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198096238
eISBN:
9780199082940
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198096238.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter reviews key programmes related to sexual and reproductive health, describes the current SRH situation, and highlights remaining challenges. Although strides have been made, goals remain ... More


Preconception Health: A Life Course Perspective for Maternal and Child Health

Cynthia Harding, Diana Ramos, Giannina Donatoni, Shin Margaret Chao, and Jeanne Smart

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0032
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter presents programs in maternal, child health (MCH) that improve birth outcomes by focusing on preconception health and using a life course approach to address factors in the social ... More


Reproductive Health Data

Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, and Mahmoud F. Fathalla

in Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241323
eISBN:
9780191696909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241323.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents data on reproductive and sexual health. The first table in the chapter provides national data on fertility rates, contraceptive use, maternal health status and services, and ... More


The Colonial Medical Service and the struggle for control of the Zanzibar Maternity Association, 1918–47

Anna Greenwood

in Beyond the State: The colonial medical service in British Africa

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719089671
eISBN:
9781526104366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089671.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Zanzibar Maternity Association (ZMA) was a charitable organisation established in 1918 to help Zanzibari women during parturition. Majority funding came from the Arab and Indian communities who, ... More


“Le Bébé En Brousse”: European Women, African Birth Spacing, and Colonial Intervention in Breast Feeding in the Belgian Congo

Nancy Rose Hunt

in Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205406
eISBN:
9780520918085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205406.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines colonial intervention in breastfeeding and milk distribution in the Belgian Congo. It shows that these colonial initiatives were linked to a discourse which viewed African birth ... More


Understanding Birth Outcomes and Adverse Birth Events: LAMB and LA HOPE

Shin Margaret Chao, Giannina Donatoni, Chandra Higgins, Marian Eldahaby, and Cynthia A. Harding

in Public Health Practice: What Works

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199892761
eISBN:
9780199301515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892761.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Los Angeles County faces racial/ethnic and geographic disparities in maternal and infant health. Historically, local surveillance data on the maternal population was lacking.This chapter describes ... More


The Northern New Mexico Midwifery Center Model, Taos, New Mexico

Elizabeth Gilmore

in Birth Models That Work

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248632
eISBN:
9780520943339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248632.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter concerns family-centered care and discusses a “working model” for a midwifery practice adventure. With family-centered care at the hospital, moms would have a hospital experience that ... More


Laying the foundations for good health in childhood

Norma Baldwin

in Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Many children live in enviable conditions where income, environment, housing, health, and education allow them to achieve their potential and enjoy a good quality of life and well-being into old age. ... More


Perinatal epidemiology

Claude Rumeau-Rouquette and Gérard Bréart

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter traces the development of perinatal epidemiology. It illustrates the development of knowledge and the contribution that good epidemiology can make to improvement in maternal and child ... More


Introduction

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses the main topic of the book: infant and maternal health care created for impoverished women in the turn-of-the-twentieth-century New York City. In particular, the ... More


Birthing in the City: Columbus Hill

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter recounts the Health Department's decision to start health work in the black section of Columbus Hill. It focuses on the agency's devolution of power to the New York Association for ... More


Birthing in the City: The Mulberry District

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains how the AICP in 1918 expanded its Columbus Hill model of public/private infant and maternal health care into Lower Manhattan's Little Italy, the Mulberry District, which the ... More


Parental and family support services

Harriet Churchill

in Parental rights and responsibilities: Analysing social policy and lived experiences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420916
eISBN:
9781447302896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420916.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter examines developments in parental and family support services from 1997 to 2010. Informal family support refers to the multiple ways people care for one another and provide support for ... More


The Impact of Social Mobilization on Health Service Delivery and Health Outcomes: Evidence from Rural Pakistan

Xavier Giné, Salma Khalid, and Mansuri Ghazala

in Towards Gender Equity in Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829591
eISBN:
9780191868115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829591.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter uses a randomized community development programme in rural Pakistan to assess the impact of citizen engagement on public service delivery and maternal and child health outcomes. The ... More


Conclusion

Yana van der Meulen Rodgers

in The Global Gag Rule and Women's Reproductive Health: Rhetoric Versus Reality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190876128
eISBN:
9780190876159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190876128.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

Chapter 7 concludes by highlighting the three biggest messages from the analysis presented in this book: (1) the global gag rule has failed to achieve its goal of reducing abortions; (2) restrictive ... More


Professionalization in the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter criticizes the claim that the professionalization of medicine and nursing combined transformed the City of New York into an apex of “modern” municipal medicine in the early twentieth ... More


Contraception Crucible: Health Workers Encounter Family Planning

Raúl Necochea Pearson

in History of Family Planning in Twentieth-Century Peru

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618081
eISBN:
9781469618104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618104.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses how concerns with maternal health prompted a change among health workers to embrace the value of smaller families. It considers the importance of having a smaller family and ... More


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