Mother and Child Health: Delivering the Services

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This book gives an overview of the services and programs which provide mothers and their children with effective primary health care, particularly in developing countries. The book presents a point of view, or a practical philosophy, which is intended to guide health workers who organize and implement preventive and curative care for mothers and children. The public health philosophy espoused in the book is as timely now as when it was first published in 1972; mothers are the key to the success of maternal and child health services, and community resources should be harnessed so that health services and programs are tailor-made to the local setting. While the third edition follows closely the organization of the first two editions, the content has been revised to take into account changes in the social, ecological, and biological backgrounds of many developing countries. Charts, tables, and figures have also been updated and revised.

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Cicely D. Williams, Advisor in Maternal and Child Health, The World Health Organization. Naomi Baumslag, Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics. Derrick B. Jelliffe, Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics, School of Public Health, UCLA.

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"Directors of maternal and child health services of cities and states can read this book with great profit; similarly, the children and youth projects in the various central cities will be able to gain much information from (it)....Provides both a basis for thought and a plan for action. It is a pleasure to read."--Archives of Internal Medicine

"A wealth of practical information, such as sample maternal and child health initiatives, curricula for training professionals and lay workers, and bibliographies....It is an excellent resource for both professional and lay health workers, educators, and administrators."--American Journal of Preventive Medicine

"Having the third edition of this classic work published is an unexpected bonus....It is a great advantage to have this textbook written by people who thoroughly understand and appreciate the fundamental importance of nutrition. Issues on nutrition improvement, breastfeeding promotion, young-child feeding, and prevention and treatment of malnutrition are addressed, in addition to receiving specific, focused treatment. The new edition of this classic work should benefit every health-care provider working in developing countries."--Gail G. Harrison, PhD, RD, UCLA School of Public Health, Journal of the American Dietetic Association

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