This book examines issues concerning how developing countries will have to prepare for demographic and epidemiologic change. Much of the current literature focuses on the prevalence of specific diseases and their economic consequences, but a need exists to consider the consequences of the epidemiological transition: the change in mortality patterns from infectious and parasitic diseases to chronic and degenerative ones. Among the topics covered are the association between the health of children and adults, the strong orientation of many international health organizations toward infant and child health, and how the public and private sectors will need to address and confront the large-scale shifts in disease and demographic characteristics of populations in developing countries.
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|SHIFTS IN THE STRUCTURE OF POPULATION AND DEATHS IN LESS DEVELOPED REGIONS||9-41|
|MORTALITY BY CAUSE, 1970 TO 2015||42-68|
|CHILDHOOD PRECURSORS OF ADULT MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH PROGRAMS||69-100|
|PROJECTING MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DURING ADULTHOOD||101-125|
|HEALTH INDICES AS A GUIDE TO HEALTH SECTOR PLANNING: A DEMOGRAPHIC CRITIQUE||126-144|
|HEALTH POLICY ISSUES IN THREE LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES: IMPLICATIONS OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION||145-169|
|GOALS OF THE WORLD SUMMIT FOR CHILDREN AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH POLICY IN THE 1990s||170-196|
|DISTRIBUTIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIC RESPONSES TO THE DEMOGRAPHIC-EPIDEMIOLOGICAL TRANSITION - AN INITIAL INQUIRY||197-228|
|HEALTH, GOVERNMENT, AND THE POOR: THE CASE FOR THE PRIVATE SECTOR||229-251|
|ROLES OF WOMEN, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES IN PREVENTING ILLNESSES AND PROVIDING HEALTH SERVICES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES||252-272|
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