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Mercer, Mary Anne

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Works: 14 works in 25 publications in 3 languages and 440 library holdings
Roles: Author, Compiler, Editor, Thesis advisor
Classifications: RA441.5, 338.433621091724
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Publications about Mary Anne Mercer
Publications by Mary Anne Mercer
Most widely held works by Mary Anne Mercer
Sickness and wealth : the corporate assault on global health ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
New developments in tropical medicine II ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
El negocio de la salud : los intereses de las multinacionales y la privatización de un bien público ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Lessons & legacies : the final report of a grants program for HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa by Mary Anne Mercer( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Tradition & transition : NGOS respond to AIDS in Africa ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
New developments in tropical medicine by Thomas W Simpson( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The role of social medicine in filling the gap in human resources in health the Cuba - Timor-Leste Health Program by Casey Lucas Hastings( file )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Objectives: The developing world is faced with a high burden of infectious disease and insufficient physicians to address these problems. The alternative model of medical training that characterizes Cuban social medicine has been credited with the major successes of Cuba's health system, but the possibility of applying this model to other developing countries has not been well studied. In Timor-Leste, physicians newly trained in Cuba in social medicine are returning to practice in the individual patient-focused health care system of Timor-Leste. Although the 1,000 newly graduated physicians expected to enter the Timorese national health system in the coming few years will help fill the current gap in human resources in health, the different approach to health problems afforded by their social medicine training may also present novel challenges. Methods: The study design employed mixed methods, administering a quantitative questionnaire and performing qualitative semi-structured interviews with all 18 members of the first class of Timorese graduates of the Latin America School of Medicine in Cuba as well as with key informants in the Timorese medical community. Results: Recent graduates demonstrated a social medicine directed approach to conceptualizing and addressing health issues, including strong public health skills with an emphasis on societal-level determinants of health. In addition, all respondents referred to a humanistic motivation to practice medicine, a service-oriented work ethos and a desire to work from within the community. Conclusions: The integration of social medicine-trained physicians into the Timorese medical system may produce physicians who put a greater focus on societal-level, public health interventions and who share a humanistic ideology to practice medicine. That approach is relevant for the health problems of Timor-Leste and may in addition provide some resistance to brain drain. Key Words: social medicine, human resources, brain drain, Cuba, medical training
Social class determinants of child growth in the Peruvian Sierra by Mary Anne Mercer( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Sickness and wealth : a corporate assault on global health ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A guide for including HIV/AIDS prevention in PVO Child Survival projects : recommendations for child survival project managers by PVO Child Survival Support Program( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
NPIN 20175: This monograph is the report of a task force meeting convened to provide advice to private voluntary organizations (PVOs) that wish to include HIV/AIDS prevention activities in their child survival projects. Discussions regarding the relationships between child survival and HIV/AIDS prevention are summarized. Four key questions asked by field staff about including HIV/AIDS prevention activities were: how are interventions that respond to HIV/AIDS similar to and different from those used for child survival, how should staff decide to include or not include an intervention for HIV/AIDS prevention in a child survival project, how should staff determine the basic strategies and the community groups to include in these interventions, and which indicators provide the most useful measures of progress and success. The four questions are answered in detail followed by a general summary and conclusions
Does mobile phone ownership predict better utilization of maternal and newborn health services? / a cross-sectional study in Timor-Leste by Juan Nie( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Increasingly popular mobile health (mHealth) programs have been proposed to promote better utilization of maternal, newborn and child health services. However, women who lack access to a mobile phone are often left out of programs and research. In this study, we aimed to explore whether household mobile phone ownership is an independent predictor of utilization of maternal and newborn health services in Timor-Leste. 581 women aged 15-49 years with a child under the age of two years from the districts of Manufahi and Ainaro in Timor-Leste participated in the study from March to April 2012. Participants were interviewed via a structured survey of knowledge, practices, and coverage of maternal and child health, with added questions related to ownership and utilization of mobile phones. Mobile phone ownership was the exposure variable, and five composite variables were at least four antenatal care visits, skilled birth attendance, health facility delivery, postnatal checkup, and neonatal checkup. Logistic regression models were applied to assess for associations. 364 (67%) women reported having at least one mobile phone in the family. The results of bivariate analysis showed that women who had a mobile phone were more likely to utilize maternal and newborn health services. The results of multivariate logistic regression demonstrated a significant association between mobile phone ownership and an increased rate of four antenatal visits [adjusted Odds Ratio (aOR): 1.60; 95% CI: 1.01-2.55; P=0.046], but not for skilled birth attendance, health facility delivery, and postnatal care or neonatal care within 2 days after delivery. Women with a mobile phone were more likely to utilize maternal and newborn health services than women without a mobile phone. Mobile phone ownership in this population is highly associated with socioeconomic status. It is an independent predictor only for completing four antenatal care visits but not for other positive maternal health behaviors. Researchers in mHealth programs need to consider the population with limited or no access to a mobile phone
Le mani sulla salute : la salute da bene pubblico a privilegio per pochi by Meredith Fort( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Italian and held by 1 library worldwide
Understanding cultural obstacles to HIV/AIDS prevention in Africa by Sally J Scott( Article )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Underdevelopment and public health : immunization campaigns and political agendas : retrospective from Ecuador and El Salvador by Stephen Gloyd( Article )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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