Globalization exerts positive and negative impacts on health and has
been linked to reduced government expenditures on health, education,
and social programs, and restructured workplace and home life. Globalization
is altering gender roles and relationships and influencing health
determinants. Asymmetric rights and responsibilities, labor market segregation,
consumption patterns, and discrimination are influenced differently
by globalization and affect men and women’s health in distinct ways.
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về sinh học được đăng trên tạp chí hóa học quốc tế đề tài : Internal construct validity of the Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale (WEMWBS): a Rasch analysis using data from the Scottish Health Education Population Survey
Tuyển tập các báo cáo nghiên cứu về sinh học được đăng trên tạp chí sinh học quốc tế đề tài : Building capacity without disrupting health services: public health education for Africa through distance learning
Medical practitioners and health care educators must be continually vigilant of the
growing and ever-changing health issues related to girls and women who lead an active
lifestyle and participate in sports and exercise. There have been landmark legislations
that have changed the social perception that girls and women not only can, but should
be physically active. With any changing social milieu, there are evolving health issues
associated with the journey.
‘Health Promotion’ is rapidly establishing itself as an important force within the ‘New
Public Health’, itself an important feature of contemporary approaches to health and
health care provision. Whilst debates have raged around definitions of health promotion
and the differences between health promotion and health education, there has been little
concern for the nature of the knowledge base being drawn upon by health promoters and
researchers discussing such topics.
During the past twenty-five years, numerous research studies
conducted in several fields have identified various psychosocial
factors as predictors of health and mental health status. These
include: (a) stress, (b) social support and social networks, (c)
competence, (d) socioeconomic status and (e) coping.’-&dquo; For
example, loss of a spouse (stress) may be related to depression
for one individual and high blood pressure for another person,
while a third person may experience no significant effects on
his or her well-being.
With increasing recognition of the environmental impact of food and drink, future food policy and
dietary advice need to go beyond the traditional focus on nutrient recommendations for health to
include wider issues of sustainability. The task should not be underestimated, not least because the
issue of sustainability is complex with multiple dimensions, including environmental, economic and
social aspects. Current dietary advice is based on nutrient recommendations for health.
I am committed to ensuring that middle class families have a secure retirement. That is
why I have been holding a series of hearings in the Senate Committee on Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions to highlight the state of retirement security and better understand how
we can improve the system. This report summarizes the key findings from those hearings and
includes two bold proposals to address the retirement crisis.
The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM)
initiated reproductive health education in schools in 2003, with
support from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Egyp-
tian Family Health Society. Initially, the project was called “The
Reproductive Health Component for Support of Egyptian Girls.”
The name later changed to the “Adolescents’ Health Program”
at the request of the local communities. Originally a one-year
initiative, it was extended until the end of 2012 due to its positive
impact and community acceptance.
This paper helps documenting the importance of the association
between poor mental health, educational attainment and subsequent
dropping-out behaviour. It suggests (but does not prove) that there
could be a causal mechanism. Thus programmes aimed at improv-
ing the mental health of adolescents may be very important for im-
proving educational attainment and reducing the number of young
people who are “NEET” .
Some institutions do not provide public access to all their materials because they deal with
specific procedures and situations that require a health professional’s assistance for correct
use. For example, instructions for post-surgery wound care might be given to a patient for
home use after a health professional guides them through the process. Institutions and
providers fear liability and potential misinterpretation of materials. Materials may have a
disclaimer saying this is not meant for self-diagnosis, please consult your doctor.
The World Health Organization reported that regardless of promises of better healthcare by
governments and donor countries, millions of mothers, newborn babies and children continue
to die each year in Africa from preventable diseases. The WHO further observed that some of
the continent's biggest problems are getting worse and the rates of death during childbirth and
among young children are increasing (WHO, 2006). The Asian countries are no exception.
Most of them are also facing a number of health education challenges like Africa. Bandara
According to Garg (2008, p.13), “The Pan-African tele-education and tele-medicine
initiative of the Government of India, envisages that all 53 African Union member states be
connected through satellite, fibre optic and wireless networks. It should be seen as an effort
towards capacity building across cultures in the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam (entire
globe is a family).” Similarly Jokivirta (2006) reported that a tele-medicine network would
connect five Universities (two in India and three in Africa) to 53 remote hospitals for tele-
This is not to say that a topic approach has no place in school health education or in the promotion of
health in schools. It is an argument for making sure that if a topic is being explored, that possible
connections are made to other topics in the classroom and in the wider life of the school. This can
enable students to consider the issue in the reality of the social and environmental contexts of their
lives. There are uniting themes that can cut across topics at a theoretical and pedagogical level. The
life skills and competencies, which...
Mental health care is an essential but often
forgotten component of health care. Nurses
are core health-care providers and they need to be
able to contribute effectively to mental health care.
In reality, however, most low and middle income
countries do not have adequate numbers of nurses,
and the education and training of nurses in these
countries provide little of the knowledge and skills
necessary for good mental health care. The result
is poor or no mental health care for those who
This book is concerned with Personal, Social and Health Education
practice in primary and secondary schools. Developing effective practice
in current contexts is challenging for practitioners. Although the
revised English National Curriculum (Curriculum 2000) gives a greater
and more explicit place to PSHE and Citizenship, for school leaders and
classroom teachers this can seem like yet another thing to add to their
long list of jobs to be done and expectations to be met.
In 1995, one fifth of Mexico’s population could not afford the minimum
daily nutritional requirements. Some 10 million people lacked even the
most basic health care, and more than 1.5 million children were out of
school. In 1997, the education, health and nutrition programme, Progresa,
initiated conditional cash transfers for poor families. They received monthly
stipends if their children attended school and family members visited health
clinics regularly for nutrition and hygiene education and check-ups.
Rigorous evaluations deemed the programme an overwhelming success.
Stephen Clift is Professor of Health Education in the Faculty of Health, Canter-
bury Christ Church University in Canterbury, United Kingdom. He has made
contributions to health education and promotion in HIV and AIDS and sex
education for young people and international travel and tourism. His current
interests are focused on the contributions of the arts and music to health care
and health promotion. He is a founder of the Sidney de Haan Research Centre
for Arts and Health.
One of the main projects of the health promoting schools network in Albania, in the field of health
education for primary school pupils, has created a positive experience that has improved daily, with
different activities organized by pupils of each school. It is important to mention the significant role
of teachers that directly or indirectly make their contribution to strengthening those initiatives; the
total integration of pupils full of enthusiasm, and the integration of parents in the realization of
every concrete project.