Poverty and health
- POVERTY IN BANGLADESH'S CROWDED CAPITAL. Amin, Aasha Mehreen // Contemporary Review;Spring2009, Vol. 291 Issue 1692, p65
The article examines poverty in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The city serves as an employment center for many of the poor who live in shanty towns surrounding the area. Due to the city's need for various forms of day labor, low cost housing has thrived on the city's outskirts. While individuals can make...
- Weapons of mass salvation: Canada's role in improving the health of the global poor. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/6/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 1, p66
Addresses the role of Canada in improving the health of the global poor. Factors that contribute to disease susceptibility among poor countries; Standards of health among poor countries as of January 2004; Estimated budget required to improve global health, according to the World Health...
- Poverty, Tobacco, and Health: An Indian Scenario. Majra, J. P.; Gur, A. // Journal of Health, Population & Nutrition;Jun2009, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p316
Poverty and health have a two-way relationship. Poverty increases the vulnerability of people to disease, and sickness affects their income leading to poverty. Tobacco has been identified as a major avoidable cause of illness and premature death. In India, more than half of men and one-tenth of...
- Where the Road Ends, Yaws Begins? The Cost-effectiveness of Eradication versus More Roads. Fitzpatrick, Christopher; Asiedu, Kingsley; Jannin, Jean // PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases;Sep2014, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1
Introduction: A disabling and disfiguring disease that â€œbegins where the road endsâ€, yaws is targeted by WHO for eradication by the year 2020. The global campaign is not yet financed. To evaluate yaws eradication within the context of the post-2015 development agenda, we perform a...
- Discussion of Action Strategies to End Global Hunger in the 21st Century. Lele, Uma // American Journal of Agricultural Economics;Aug2002, Vol. 84 Issue 3, p845
Discusses the action strategies to end the global hunger in the 21st century. Decline in growth rates of investment in agricultural research in developing countries; Lessons learned from the experienced with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Buffer Stock Financing Facility (BSFF); Need to...
- Companies battle hunger, but more help is needed. Philippidis, Alex // Westchester County Business Journal;10/13/2003, Vol. 42 Issue 41, p8
Examines the problem of poverty and hunger in Westchester County, New York, in 2003. Increased commitment by food manufacturing firms to serve a role in society beyond selling products; Involvement of firms in anti-hunger efforts; Implications on local anti-povery programs.
- Food Security: The Challenge Remains. Dlouf, Jacques // UN Chronicle;Sep-Nov2001, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p12
Reports the prevalence of chronic hunger. Evidences underlying the causes of hunger; Emphasis on the elimination of hunger; Reduction of poverty prioritized in the international action.
- Child hunger demands an immediate response. Wells, DeWayne // Michigan Citizen;3/10/2013, Vol. 35 Issue 18, pA10
The article offers the author's insights on the need for an immediate response to the increasing child hunger induced by poverty in Michigan.
- Poverty and mental health. // Therapy Today;Apr2009, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p4
The article focuses on a report released by the Mental Health Foundation which shows the importance of the poverty gap to both individual and collective mental health. According to the report, poor mental health experienced by individuals is a significant cause of wider social and health...