Working with friends is always a pleasure, but commenting on an outstanding product of
friends is a greater pleasure. I have known Professors Aman Khan and W. Bartley Hildreth
for many years. I now even occupy the same position at LSU that Professor Hildreth previously
occupied. Over those years, I worked with them on several projects and found a
great deal of joy in contributing with them to an improving literature of public budgeting
and financial management.
Health care workers have the opportunity and the obligation to identify, treat, and
educate women who are being abused. Health care institutions can make significant
contributions to addressing violence against women by supporting clinicians and clients.
Developing and institutionalizing national health-sector policies, protocols, and norms
about violence call attention to the problem of gender-based violence, and help ensure
quality care for survivors of abuse.
This Outlook issue focuses on the reproductive health consequences of violence
In recent years, thanks to various global meetings such as the World Toilet
Summits and Asia Pacific Toilet Symposiums, the issue of Public Toilets has
evolved from being an embarrassing subject to one that is gaining widespread
awareness and generating lively discussions.
Toilet is culture; we visit the toilet several times a day. To enjoy our lives, we
need to develop good toilet culture.