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Hidden Hunger
Gender and the Politics of Smarter Foods
Aya Hirata Kimura
Kimura explores the recent emphasis on micronutrients and smart foods within the international development community and, in particular, how the voices of women were silenced despite their expertise in food purchasing and preparation.



Beyond the Checklist
What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety
Suzanne Gordon, Patrick Mendenhall, Bonnie Blair O'Connor
Beyond the Checklist argues that lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork.



First, Do Less Harm
Confronting the Inconvenient Problems of Patient Safety
In First, Do Less Harm, twelve health care professionals and researchers plus two former patients look at patient safety from a variety of perspectives, finding many of the proposed solutions to be inadequate or impractical.



The World Health Organization between North and South
Nitsan Chorev
Chorev shows how the WHO bureaucracy has succeeded not only in avoiding having its agenda co-opted by either coalition of member states but also in reaching a consensus that fit the bureaucracy's own principles and interests.



Food Policy for Developing Countries
The Role of Government in Global, National, and Local Food Systems
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, Derrill D. Watson II
A "social entrepreneurship" approach to food policy analysis that calls on a wide variety of disciplines (economics, nutrition, sociology, anthropology, environmental science, medicine, and geography).



The Caring Self
The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides
Clare L. Stacey
Stacey draws on observations of and interviews with aides working in Ohio and California to explore the physical and emotional labor associated with the care of others.



Fields of Combat
Understanding PTSD among Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan
Erin P. Finley
Understanding PTSD among today's veterans and how it is handled by the military and VA system.



Divining without Seeds
The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa
Iruka N. Okeke
A forceful argument in favor of making diagnostic support a part of every drug delivery plan in Africa.



The Socioeconomic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Since the 1980s HIV/AIDS has occupied a singular position because of the rapidly emergent threat and devastation the disease has caused, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. New infections continue to create a formidable challenge to households...



The African Food System and Its Interactions with Human Health and Nutrition
This book examines how public policy and research aimed at the food system and its interaction with human health and nutrition can improve the well-being of Africans and help achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.



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