Health and Development

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David Phillips, Yola Verhasselt
Taylor & Francis, Apr 12, 2002 - Social Science - 352 pages
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Health and Development presents a broad and detailed description of the multifaceted aspects of health and development across the globe. People are living longer, their lifestyles are changing and so too are the diseases from which they suffer. Recession in the North and debt servicing in the South have reduced public expenditure on health and welfare. The links between regional, economic and environmental factors and the health of a population are becoming clearer. Does development mean a longer life of lower quality? Always alive to both the global and the local implications, the authors focus in particular on the critical issues surrounding environmental impact, the interaction of poverty and health, socio-cultural factors in HIV/AIDS transmission, the use of traditional and community health care resources and women's health.

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Canada's Mr. Weather When David Phillips strolls through airports, strangers stop him to discuss his work and ask for his autograph. David Phillips has been called the "incarnation of the collective Canadian psyche," "a genuine Canadian legend," and "our unofficial weather guru" but prefers to think of himself as Canada_s weather ambassador. He has been studying Canadian climates and promoting the importance of weather and climate in this country for thirty-six years.

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