Development Studies: Health & Development

  • Social Innovation In Africa: A practical guide for scaling impact book cover

    Social Innovation In Africa

    A practical guide for scaling impact, 1st Edition

    By Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

    Encouraged by the emergence and early impact of social innovators on the African Continent, but frustrated by the slow pace of large scale change, this book is focused on filling the knowledge gap for those tackling Africa’s serious social problems. It lays out the required building blocks for…

    Paperback – 2016-07-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Water for Food Security: Challenges for Pakistan book cover

    Water for Food Security

    Challenges for Pakistan, 1st Edition

    Edited by Claudia Ringler, Arif Anwar

    Pakistan’s water management is at a critical watershed. Water shortages are growing rapidly as a result of growing demand across all water-using sectors. Rapid population growth, from 175 million people in 2010 to an estimated 236 million by 2030 and 280 million by 2050, and international…

    Paperback – 2016-07-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Special Issues on Water Policy and Governance

  • Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia book cover

    Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

    1st Edition

    By Shirley Sun

    The second decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed a surging interest in personalized medicine with the concomitant promise to enable more precise diagnosis and treatment of disease and illness, based upon an individual’s unique genetic makeup. In this book, my goal is to contribute to a…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-being book cover

    Green Exercise

    Linking Nature, Health and Well-being, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty

    The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge

  • The Decent Society: Planning for Social Quality book cover

    The Decent Society

    Planning for Social Quality, 1st Edition

    By Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace, Roger Sapsford

    The search for ‘the Decent Society’ – a fit place in which to live – has informed policy at both governmental and international level. This book analyses its nature and devises a consistent way of measuring the concept world-wide on the basis of a coherent theory of agency within social structure.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Urban Waste and Sanitation Services for Sustainable Development: Harnessing Social and Technical Diversity in East Africa book cover

    Urban Waste and Sanitation Services for Sustainable Development

    Harnessing Social and Technical Diversity in East Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bas van Vliet, Joost van Buuren, Shaaban Mgana

    Urban sanitation and solid waste sectors are under significant pressure in East Africa due to the lack of competent institutional capacity and the growth of the region’s urban population. This book presents and applies an original analytical approach to assess the existing socio-technical mixtures…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Sustainable Development

  • Culture, Health and Development in South Asia: Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh book cover

    Culture, Health and Development in South Asia

    Arsenic Poisoning in Bangladesh, 1st Edition

    By M. Saiful Islam

    Recently, mass arsenic poisoning of groundwater has emerged as a disastrous public health concern in Bangladesh. Apart from hundreds of deaths that have already been reported, 85 million people are estimated to be at high risk of developing deadly arsenicosis symptoms. The severity and extent of…

    Hardback – 2016-04-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Maternal Transition: A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth book cover

    Maternal Transition

    A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 1st Edition

    By Candace Johnson

    What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women’s preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman to the next, although the trends in the Global North and South are strikingly different.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

  • One Health: Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa book cover

    One Health

    Science, politics and zoonotic disease in Africa, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Bardosh

    Zoonotic diseases – pathogens transmitted from animals to people – offer particularly challenging problems for global health institutions and actors, given the complex social-ecological dynamics at play. New forms of risk caused by unprecedented global connectivity and rapid social and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-11
    Routledge
    Pathways to Sustainability

  • Global Bioethics: An introduction book cover

    Global Bioethics

    An introduction, 1st Edition

    By Henk ten Have

    The panorama of bioethical problems is different today. Patients travel to Thailand for fast surgery; commercial surrogate mothers in India deliver babies to parents in rich countries; organs, body parts and tissues are trafficked from East to Western Europe; physicians and nurses migrating from…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09
    Routledge

  • Pathogen removal using saturated sand columns supplemented with hydrochar book cover

    Pathogen removal using saturated sand columns supplemented with hydrochar

    1st Edition

    By Jae Wook Chung

    Lack of clean water is one of the most important public health challenges in less developed communities. Due to insufficient financial and technical resources in places in need, development of low-cost water treatment technologies can play a key role in sustainable water provision. In this context,…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09
    CRC Press
    IHE Delft PhD Thesis Series

  • Malaria in the Social Context: A Study in Western India book cover

    Malaria in the Social Context

    A Study in Western India, 1st Edition

    By Lancy Lobo

    This book underscores how, apart from bacteriological factors, human behavioural characteristics as well as the socio-cultural factors that affect people’s lives contribute to the risk for and prevention of infection, with particular focus on malaria. It argues that the implementation of…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India

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