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A Doctor's Quest : The Struggle for Mother-and-Child Health Around the Globe

2019

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Summary

A doctor grapples with the challenges of mother-and-child health in the developing world. Recounting medical missions in one-third of the forty-five countries in which she has worked for the past thirty years in Africa, Asia, and, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific, Dr. Gretchen Roedde shares the grim reality of world politics and bureaucratic red tape on the front lines as a doctor in mother-and-child health and HIV/AIDS. This second edition updates the progress in reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health (RMNCAH), with additional studies in Afghanistan, Laos, South Sudan, and Nigeria. It tells the stories of the hopes of village women struggling to give birth safely, of their often corrupt leaders, and of countries trying to bring evil despots to justice. Roedde analyzes the encouraging momentum in global maternal health while maintaining a focus on equity disparities within and between countries

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developing countries poverty child mortality infant mortality maternal health services maternal death medical missions maternal and infant welfare hiv-positive persons

Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control Number Identifier
CaOOCEL
Description conventions
rda
Dewey Decimal Classification Number
362.1982/0091724
Dewey Decimal Edition Number
23
Distributor
Canadian Electronic Library (Firm),
General Note
Issued as part of the desLibris books collection
Geographic Area Code
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LCCN
RG940
LCCN Item number
R64 2019eb
Modifying agency
CaBNVSL
Original cataloging agency
CaBNVSL
Physical Description | Extent
1 electronic text (316 pages)
Publisher or Distributor Number
CaOOCEL
System Control Number
(CaBNVSL)thg00978656
(OCoLC)1080221612
(CaOOCEL)479719
System Details Note
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Title proper/short title
Struggle for mother-and-child health around the globe
Transcribing agency
CaBNVSL
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Access restricted to authorized users and institutions

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