Links (New York, N.Y.)
It is clear that cholera has caused an uproar in Latin America, but the meaning of the epidemic is not so certain. In January 1991, cases of cholera began to spring up along the coast north of Lima. A year later, 1/2 million people in the continent had fallen ill from the disease and over 4000 had died from it. There is not effective antibiotic of ...
Chinese journal of population science
The progress made in population control in China is accounted for. The ingredients are a sound operating system (a mechanism), sufficient motivation, adequate and appropriate funding, information dissemination which dispels health fears and extols the health benefits, and a breakdown of social barriers to birth control. The mechanism takes into acc...
Journal of biosocial science
The author comments on Bonnelykke et al's 1990 article on the coital rates of 390 mother of dizygotic twins (DZ), and finds that the data do not support the hypothesis that coital rates of mothers of DZ are higher than those of controls. The coital rates were 9.0 and 9.3/month respectively. Questions are raised as to the strength of the evidence, t...
Materialien zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft / Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungswissenschaft
The author critically examines the 1987 census conducted in West Germany and proposes changes to the questionnaire, the way it is administered, and the tabulation and publication of census results.
Journal of nurse-midwifery
The background, history, sociodemographic characteristics, and health services in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are described. In the discussion of the status of maternal and child health (MCH) and the role of nurse-midwife, information is provided on how midwives view their role, the benefits and rewards, drawbacks, and problems of recruitment an...
Indian journal of maternal and child health : official publication of Indian Maternal and Child Health Association
Selected data from the Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project (TINP) indicated that growth monitoring with the entire package of services (rather than just regular weighing) in TINP was associated with improved child nutritional status. It was maintained that the benefits of growth monitoring existed over and above those of supplementary feeding. ...
Women & health
Restructuring of federal responsibility to emphasize state's rights has had consequences for the structure and composition of family planning programs in the US. The Reagan administration consolidated categorical grants into block grants, reduced federal funding, and encouraged state support of preexisting programs. An examination of decentralizati...
Ethnicity & disease
USAID began funding the Rural Health Delivery Services Project (RHDS) in Sine Saloum region (later divided into 2 regions--Kaolack and Fatick) of Senegal in 1977. Its aim was to improve the health of rural inhabitants and to set up a model health care delivery system. It specifically set out to increase agricultural output by reducing illness-relat...
Boletn̕ Asociacin̤ Chilena de Proteccin̤ de la Familia
Family planning is one of the most effective and inexpensive ways of improving the present and future quality of life on earth. Prolonged controversy about family planning has prevented the general public from becoming aware of its many benefits. Family planning could save the lives of one-fourth to one-half of the 500,000 women who die of maternal...
Newsletter (Women's Global Network on Reproductive Rights)
Population control programs were instituted in Brazil in the 1960s and resulted in as 50% reduction of the fertility rate in 20 years with a reduction in population growth from 2.9%/year in the 1960s to 2.1% in the 1980s. The rapid urbanization which has occurred in Brazil also contributed to this process. While the Brazilian government has eschewe...