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This paper presents the available evidence, by socioeconomic status, on which strata of society benefit from publicly provided care and which strata use private health care.
Given the rapid growth in the number of young fertile women, it is possible that more women will die from pregnancy, childbirth and abortion in the current decade than in any other in human history. With steps that we know how to take, we should be able now to roll back the silent tide of maternal death.
This article reviews the economic feasibility of the WHO’s mother-baby package as a means of reducing maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity in Tanzania
This commentary article refers to the meeting of the International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FIGO) in Santiago, Chile in 2003, which made reducing post-partum hemorrhage a priority, and two meetings supported by Venture Strategies in May and July 2004 in Kampala, Uganda and Nairobi, Kenya, which took the first steps toward meeting that goal
In Japan, it took over 30 years to register the contraceptive Pill, but it took only six months to approve Viagra. The Pill was developed in an academic institution and no large pharmaceutical manufacturer wished to market it. Viagra was developed inside a big company and actively promoted. In the USA, the Pill was almost removed from the market because of widely publicized reports of deaths, but mortalities associated with Viagra do not make the headlines. Viagra has been promoted by the famous, whilst those who use the Pill do not appear in advertisements. Even theologians have treated these two drugs according to different standards. It is suggested that this asymmetry is not accidental, but is an expression of a deep-seated dual standard that is ultimately driven by biosocial differences in male and female power, and reproductive agendas rooted in human evolution.
This letter to the lancet discusses the need to meet the increasing demand for access to modern family planning and family as a strategy for global security
India stands on the brink of a major HIV epidemic. However, by examining where public health initiatives went wrong in Africa, the international community may be able to help India avoid the devastating effects seen in Africa
This letter to Science discusses the future of microbicides
Published in Appl Health Econ Health Policy, 2003, 2(4):175-80
This response article discussed the potential role of male circumcision in HIV prevention