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The National Cancer Guidance Steering Group, as it is now called,
was set up soon after the Calman-Hine report was published. It was
charged with developing guidance for the implementation of the new
policy in NHS services for the common cancers, starting with breast.
There was no precedent for this type of document, and apart from
the recognition that the guidance should complement existing clinical
guidelines, no clear picture as to what the documents should be like,
nor clarity about the ground they should cover.
The student of India who would at the same time be an historian, discovers to his sorrow that the land of his researches is lamentably poor in historical sources. And if within the realm of historical investigation, a more seductive charm lies for him in the analysis of great personalities than in ascertaining the course of historical development, then verily may he look about in vain for such personalities in the antiquity and middle ages of India. Not that the princely thrones were wanting in great men in ancient India, for we find abundant traces of them in Hindu...
By the 19th
century, the major threats to community health were recognized as coming
from poor housing, poor management of sewage and drainage, foul air in industrialized
towns, unsafe drinking water, and inadequate control of pests. Early environmental
health practitioners fought to remedy these defects and spurred the founding of the envi-
ronmental health movement. In the 20th
century, engineering and construction techniques
went a long way towards removing the problems of air pollution, sewage, drainage and
poor water quality in cities and towns.
The grim picture of women’s health, including maternal mortality and
HIV, has many causal factors, and solutions are to be found in multiple
sectors. However, many of these solutions are mediated through and require
the presence of strong and effective local health systems. This level of care,
deﬁned in many countries as the “district health system,” embraces the contin-
uum of care reaching from the household/community level up through the ﬁrst
referral facility level, to the district hospital.
Since viewers regularly respond to ﬁlms emotionally as well as cognitively,
it is only natural that a student’s emotional response can occasionally overwhelm
their interpretations of a ﬁlm. As an instructor , I have noticed that those students
who describe being bored by a given ﬁlm often cannot offer much in the way of
interpretation of that ﬁlm during group discussions, and that consequently they
often perform poorly when writing about the ﬁlm.
Research on poverty in the United States tends to look at the large picture, using national
databases to provide information for Federal policymakers. As a result, its conclusions
generally argue that the poor are not much different from the rest of the population.
They have less money, but their poverty status will usually not be permanent as their life
circumstances change ( Sawhill, 1988; Levy and Murnane, 1992). While these statements
may be true as a broad generalization, the experience of the inner cities suggests that the
story in the ghettos is very different.
The first, most conventional way to characterize the global health picture is a description
of health and disease. Today, the overall picture for child health and maternal health in poor
countries is worrisome indeed. While child mortality has steadily declined in the last two
decades, still approximately 10.8 million children under the age of five die each year. Progress
on key indicators is slowing, and in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, child mortality is on the rise.
The great bulk of the mortality decline since the 1970s is attributable to reduction in deaths...
Without access to basic financial services, Africans are at risk of remaining at the margins of economic opportunity
with little hope of realizing their tremendous creative potential. In the past, most poor Africans relied on home-
grown, often unreliable and exploitative traditional services in the form of deposit collectors and moneylenders. Now
microfinance is a big part of the picture.