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Ant 235: Cultures Of The Caribbean, John Mazzeo 2011 DePaul University

Ant 235: Cultures Of The Caribbean, John Mazzeo

John Mazzeo, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Anatomia Da Privatização Neoliberal Do Sistema Único De Saúde: O Papel Das Organizações Sociais De Saúde, Fabiano Tonaco Borges, Suzely Abas Saliba Moimaz, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Cléa Abas Saliba Garbin 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Anatomia Da Privatização Neoliberal Do Sistema Único De Saúde: O Papel Das Organizações Sociais De Saúde, Fabiano Tonaco Borges, Suzely Abas Saliba Moimaz, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Cléa Abas Saliba Garbin

C. Eduardo Siqueira

O objetivo da elaboração desta obra foi dissecar as partes

que compõem o processo de privatização do Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS). Para isto, utilizou-se, metaforicamente, o termo anatomia para descrever as estruturas do corpo chamado privatização do SUS. Importante ressaltar que o termo público se

sobressai em todo o texto numa referência ao povo, termo mais apropriado do que estatal na contraposição à coisa particular, de domínio privado.

Partiu-se do princípio que a dependência externa dos países em desenvolvimento propicia condições para a exportação do modelo privado de saúde a partir dos países desenvolvidos, em particular, os Estados Unidos ...


Community Based Research-Vancouver Rent Bank, Nisha Malhotra 2011 University of British Columbia

Community Based Research-Vancouver Rent Bank, Nisha Malhotra

Nisha Malhotra

As part of UBC’s initiative to facilitate community-based learning, this course gave students the option of participating in a research project that helps a non-profit organization gain better understanding of a specific issue. Whereas most undergraduate economic curricula focus on theory or data analysis, Community-Based Research (CBR) lets students use their theoretical knowledge and analytical skills to help people in their own community


The Clinical Gaze In The Practice Of Migrant Health: Indigenous Mexican Migrants In The United States, Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD 2011 University of California - Berkeley

The Clinical Gaze In The Practice Of Migrant Health: Indigenous Mexican Migrants In The United States, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

This paper utilizes eighteen months of ethnographic and interview research undertaken in 2003 and 2004 as well as follow-up fieldwork from 2005 to 2007 to explore the sociocultural factors affecting the interactions and barriers between U.S. biomedical professionals and their unauthorized Mexican migrant patients. The participants include unauthorized indigenous Triqui migrants along a transnational circuit from the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, to central California, to northwest Washington State and the physicians and nurses staffing the clinics serving Triqui people in these locations. The data show that social and economic structures in health care and subtle cultural factors in biomedicine ...


Lsp 110: Alternative Healing In Chicago, John Mazzeo 2011 DePaul University

Lsp 110: Alternative Healing In Chicago, John Mazzeo

John Mazzeo, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Ant 102: Cultural Anthropology (Online Version), John Mazzeo 2011 DePaul University

Ant 102: Cultural Anthropology (Online Version), John Mazzeo

John Mazzeo, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Inadequate Feeding Of Infant And Young Children In India: Lack Of Nutritional Information Or Food Affordability?, Nisha Malhotra 2011 University of British Columbia

Inadequate Feeding Of Infant And Young Children In India: Lack Of Nutritional Information Or Food Affordability?, Nisha Malhotra

Nisha Malhotra

Why does child malnutrition persist in India? Amongst the fastest growing economies over the last two decades, India has struggled to make progress in the health of its children. In this article the author argues that the reason malnutrition persists is not limited to poverty or inadequate access to food; but that a lack of nutritional knowledge amongst families plays a very important role.

Scientific Abstract Objective: Despite a rapidly growing economy and rising income levels in India, improvements in child malnutrition have lagged. Data from the most recent National Family Health Survey reveal that the infant and young child ...


Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself, Mary Gura, Deborah Baresic 2011 Indiana Institute of Technology

Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself, Mary Gura, Deborah Baresic

Nursing Faculty Publications

Women of the poor community of Cien Fuegos, Dominican Republic often use folklore or self-treatment for symptoms of vaginitis. Based on assessment of women in Cien Fuegos, an education program was developed called Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself. The need to increase empowerment and self respect was clearly evident for the women of this community. The program focuses on issues of vaginal hygiene, vaginitis, sexually transmitted infections and women's rights and self-protection. To provide sustainable education, the module will be sent to Cien Fuegos and implemented by local health providers.


Pepfar’S Declining Investment In Treatment, Matthew Kavanagh, Marguerite Thorp 2011 University of Pennsylvania

Pepfar’S Declining Investment In Treatment, Matthew Kavanagh, Marguerite Thorp

Matthew M. Kavanagh

Since its inception in 2003, the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has saved millions of lives through providing anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment to people living with HIV/AIDS. However, our analysis of publicly available PEPFAR operational plans shows that funding to AIDS treatment has actually fallen significantly since 2008 in both absolute dollars and as a portion of total budgets—just at a pivotal moment when investment could change the course of the epidemic.


Community-University Research Partnerships For Workers' And Environmental Health In Campinas Brazil, Maria Inês Monteiro, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Heleno Rodrigues Correa-Filho 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston

Community-University Research Partnerships For Workers' And Environmental Health In Campinas Brazil, Maria Inês Monteiro, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira, Heleno Rodrigues Correa-Filho

C. Eduardo Siqueira

Three partnerships between the University of Campinas, community, and pubLic health care services are discussed in this article. A theoretical framework underpins the critical reviews of their accomplishments following criteria proposed by scholars of community-university partnerships and community-based participatory research. The article concludes that despite the significant achievements, there still remain important barriers for their development due to performance criteria that do not value research that partner with communities, health care services, or labor unions.


Socio-Economic Profile Of Brazilian Businesses In Allston-Brighton, Alvaro Lima, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira 2011 Boston Redevelopment Authority

Socio-Economic Profile Of Brazilian Businesses In Allston-Brighton, Alvaro Lima, Carlos Eduardo Siqueira

C. Eduardo Siqueira

Several studies published in Brazil and in the U.S. focus on the ethnic identity formation, immigration histories, cultural development, and demographic trends of Brazilians in Boston and in Massachusetts (Margolis, 1995; Martes, 1999; Beserra, 2003; Sales, 2003; Siqueira & de Lourenço, 2006; Lima & Siqueira, 2007). A profile of Brazilian businesses and their economic contributions to the nation and the state is still missing. This report is a preliminary attempt to fill this gap for Brazilian immigrants in Boston. Under the sponsorship of the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy and with support from the City of Boston’s Department ...


Economic Empowerment And Hiv Prevention Among Young Women And Girls In Kenya: Lessons From The Study Of Economic Empowerment Programs, Samantha van Putten 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Economic Empowerment And Hiv Prevention Among Young Women And Girls In Kenya: Lessons From The Study Of Economic Empowerment Programs, Samantha Van Putten

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

One of the major issues facing Kenya is HIV/AIDS. With recognition by the global community that providing women with economic opportunities can help both those who are HIV positive, as well as in prevention for those who are not infected, programs combining microfinance and HIV education have started to emerge. While women in these programs 3 3 have shown preliminary signs of success, young girls did not respond as well in part due to lack of interest in the particular programs themselves. As such, this study examines two economic empowerment programs for girls and young mothers at the non-governmental ...


Understanding Social Marketing In A Not-For-Profit Ngo Setting: An Internship With Pace In Eastern Uganda, Veronica L. Tuerffs 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Understanding Social Marketing In A Not-For-Profit Ngo Setting: An Internship With Pace In Eastern Uganda, Veronica L. Tuerffs

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The organization PACE (Programme for Accessible health, Communication and Education) focuses on generating a positive health impact throughout Uganda by the means of social marketing and other proven, evidence based techniques. An internship with the organization took place over the course of six weeks and was conducted under the A2L (Access to Life) program which is located in four of the country’s eastern districts. The focus of the health and sales communication internship was the implementation of PACE’s marketing scheme on their life-saving products and how the products and organization are perceived.

Any of the information gathered during ...


Infectious Disease As A Security Threat, With Particular Application To The Migration Context, Marielena Faria 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Infectious Disease As A Security Threat, With Particular Application To The Migration Context, Marielena Faria

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This paper analyzes the threat infectious diseases impose on global security, specifically in the migration context. Infectious diseases can threaten security through a variety of areas, and this paper aims to identify the global spread of infectious diseases through migration, international crises, humanitarian emergencies, HIV/AIDS, and emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases. This paper explores global health, security, and migration in an attempt to determine if combining these three areas can be meaningful. Generally, studies approach only two of the three areas to examine a topic, but this paper will assess and point out when combining all three fields is ...


Reproductive Health Education In The Kibera Slum: Developing A Slum-Specific Curriculum, Susanna Schneider Banks 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Reproductive Health Education In The Kibera Slum: Developing A Slum-Specific Curriculum, Susanna Schneider Banks

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

The principal objective of this Independent Study Project is to make recommendations for a slum-specific reproductive health curriculum to be used in primary schools that serve the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. In order to obtain data and form a credible basis for the recommendations, interviews were conducted with teachers, focus groups were facilitated with students, and questionnaires were distributed to parents. Additionally, observations were made about the current state of reproductive health education at each school. Data was collected at Kibera School for Girls, a private school in Kibera, and Olympic Primary School, a public school at the edge ...


Migration, Vulnerability And Xenophobia: Central African Refugee And Asylum Seekers’ Access To Health Services In Durban, South Africa, Cathy Kaplan 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Migration, Vulnerability And Xenophobia: Central African Refugee And Asylum Seekers’ Access To Health Services In Durban, South Africa, Cathy Kaplan

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

In 1998, South Africa passed historic legislation that bridged international conventions on refugees and asylum seekers with the protections and rights defined in the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights. The 1998 refugees act defined specific rights that refugees and asylum seekers are entitled in South Africa, the most important of which include the provision of legal and immigration documentation, employment, adequate housing, and health and social services. When asylum seekers arrive in Durban, many are in the need of immediate health services as a result of long journeys, pre-existing conditions, pregnancy, or illnesses contracted in refugee camps throughout ...


Effectively Filling Gaps In Care: A Comparative Study Of Models Of Government Partnerships With Community Health Organizations In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Madeline Ross 2011 SIT Study Abroad

Effectively Filling Gaps In Care: A Comparative Study Of Models Of Government Partnerships With Community Health Organizations In Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa, Madeline Ross

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This study conducted Amatkiulu, Impendle, and Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, utilizes three case studies to form a comparative analysisof the effectiveness of different models of public-private partnerships. Two expert interviews, three informal interviews, and many hours of observation inform this analysis of community health worker organizations employed through government clinics, tuberculosis tracer teams hired by government clinics, and independent non-governmental organizations heavily subsidized by the government. Subjective analysis found that the partnership between the Department of Health and a primary healthcare NGO, providing a wide range of comprehensive services, operated with the best efficiency and quality of care.


Review Essay: Qualitative Inquiry: Critical Perspectives On Methods And Ethics, John Mazzeo 2011 DePaul University

Review Essay: Qualitative Inquiry: Critical Perspectives On Methods And Ethics, John Mazzeo

John Mazzeo, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Targeting Diseases Beyond Our Borders, Richard Wamai 2011 Northeastern University

Targeting Diseases Beyond Our Borders, Richard Wamai

Richard G. Wamai

No abstract provided.


Hiv And Concurrent Sexual Partnerships: Modelling The Role Of Coital Dilution, Larry Sawers, Alan G. Isaac, Eileen Stillwaggon 2011 American University

Hiv And Concurrent Sexual Partnerships: Modelling The Role Of Coital Dilution, Larry Sawers, Alan G. Isaac, Eileen Stillwaggon

Economics Faculty Publications

Background: The concurrency hypothesis asserts that high prevalence of overlapping sexual partnerships explains extraordinarily high HIV levels in sub-Saharan Africa. Earlier simulation models show that the network effect of concurrency can increase HIV incidence, but those models do not account for the coital dilution effect (nonprimary partnerships have lower coital frequency than primary partnerships).

Methods: We modify the model of Eaton et al (AIDS and Behavior, September 2010) to incorporate coital dilution by assigning lower coital frequencies to non-primary partnerships. We parameterize coital dilution based on the empirical work of Morris et al (PLoS ONE, December 2010) and others. Following ...


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