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- DescriptionPregnancy is a life-threatening event in many parts of the developing world. Globally, it is estimated that 289,000 women died from being pregnant in 2013. The lifetime risk for dying as a result of pregnancy is as high as 1 in 6 for women living in the poorest nations of the world. Ninety-nine percent of all maternal deaths occur in resource-poor nations, averaging 800 deaths each day or 33 per hour. Improvement in maternal mortality was addressed by the United Nations in 1990 by the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) in which the 5th goal was global reduction of this statistic by three-quarters by the year 2015. However, this goal will t be achieved. For every mother that dies from pregnancy in resource-poor countries, 15 to 30 additional women develop serious damage. This textbook addresses the continuing problem of maternal deaths in developing nations from three perspectives: medical, anthropological, and epidemiological. The twenty-eight internationally-respected authors in this textbook have had direct field experience with maternal health and pregnancy complications in resource-poor regions. They provide up-to-date analysis of maternal deaths in the regions of the world most affected by this public health problem. These locations include Asia, South America, andmost severely affectedAfrica.
- Author BiographyDr. David Schwartz has an educational background in Anthropology, Medicine, and Epidemiology. He specializes in Obstetrical & Perinatal Pathology and has a professional interest in severe maternal disease and maternal death in resource-rich and resource-poor countries. Dr. Schwartz has organized and directed large national and international investigations of womens health, obstetrical and perinatal pathology and epidemiology for many government agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and has consulted and taught in these specialties in resource-poor nations. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of Obstetrical Pathology, and has been the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He has previously been the co-editor of an award-winning 2-volume medical textbook, and has authored 119 peer-reviewed articles as well as 47 chapters in his specialty areas in the medical literature. Dr. Schwartz is an experienced editor, is on the Editorial Boards of three major international journals, and is the Associate Editor of one of them. Dr. Schwartz has previously taught at several universities, and is currently Clinical Professor of Pathology at the Georgia Regents University-Medical College of Georgia.
- PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication01/06/2015
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNova Science Publishers Inc
- Weight1016 g
- Width180 mm
- Height260 mm
- Edited byDavid A. Schwartz
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