Emerging issues of health and mortality in the Asian and Pacific region.
New York : United Nations ESCAP, 2005.
v, 194 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
9211204267, 9789211204261
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New York : United Nations ESCAP, 2005.
contents note
Introduction. Health and mortality : issues and recommendations -- pt. 1. Health and mortality : trends and challenges: Health and mortality : situations and challenges in Asia and the Pacific / Theresa W. Devasahayam ; Health transition in Asia : implications for research and health policy / Minja Kim Choe and Jiajian Chen ; Morbidity and mortality patterns in the Pacific / Christine McMurray -- pt. 2. Infant, child and adult (Maternal) mortality: Infant and child mortality in urban Bangladesh : are the migrants and the poor disadvantaged? / M. Mazharul Islam ; Maternal and adult mortality in Sri Lanka / A.T.P.L. Abeykoon ; Challenges in addressing safe motherhood issues in Indonesia / Budi Utomo -- pt. 3. Shifts in age and disease patterns: Achieving the MDGs : health and mortality trends in Malaysia / Chee Heng Leng ; Trends and emerging issues of health and mortality in the Islamic republic of Iran /Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, ... [et al.] -- pt. 4. Health-care systems and health care of older persons: A comparison of self-assessed health expectancy among older adults in several Asian settings /Mary Beth Ofstedal, ... [et al.] ; Health status of older Thais : current situation, problems and policy implications /Yoshie Moriki-Durand.
general note
"A selection of the papers that were presented at the Seminar on Emerging Issues of Health and Mortality, which was held at Bangkok from 27 to 29 September 2004"--P. iii.
At head of title: Economic and Social commission for Asia and the Pacific; United Nations Population Fund.
United Nations publication sales no. E.05.II.F.14
This publication contains a selection of the papers that were presented at the Seminar on Emerging Issues of Health and Mortality, held at Bangkok from 27 to 29 September 2004, providing both a broad view of the mortality situation in the region and country-specific profiles of various aspects of mortality. They show that the Asian and Pacific region has experienced a remarkable increase in life expectancy at birth thanks to the many improvements in health-care services and socio-economic conditions during the past 50 years. Although the trend of falling mortality rates is clearly evident in the region as a whole, there is a large disparity in the health and mortality situation between subregions and even within countries.
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This publications contains a selection of papers which discuss key trends and emerging health and mortality issues within the Asia and Pacific region, including country-specific profiles, in light of the Millennium Development Goals. Issues considered include developments in infant, child and maternal mortality in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia; shifts in age and disease patterns in Malaysia and Iran; health care systems and care of the elderly.

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