Empowering Women Through Better Healthcare and Nutrition in Developing Countries/Nam S&T Centre

by Angella Atwaru Atero, Sheel Sharma

ISBN: 9789351301684
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2021
Price : Rs. 11495.00
Biblio : xv+325p.,col., figs.,bib.,ind.25 cm

Author Profile

Dr. Sheel Sharma is working as Professor in Banasthali University, Rajasthan.<br/>Angella Atwaru Altero is working as Science and Technology Communication Officer, Uganda National Council for Science & Technology (UNCST), Uganda.

About The Book

Besides economic growth, the development also encompasses human, social, political and technological progress. In fact, women are a great human resource and their role in society is crucial for its socio-economic development. However, the women as yet comprise only a small percentage of the scientific and academic community. Given proper own space, women can play an important role in the scientific, technical and social development of the country. In this context, women’s health is of crucial importance, which is greatly affected by the ways in which they are treated and the status they are given in the society as a whole. Women’s health refers to the specific issues pertaining to the human female anatomy. In this concern, the nutritional status of woman in the developing countries is causing concern which affects the health of the children too. The gender discrimination, particularly in the developing countries, leaves women vulnerable to disease and death. Thus there is an immense need to critically examine the healthcare risks facing women, specifically of child bearing age, in developing countries. In this context, to understand the current status of women’s healthcare and nutrition and related traditions and policies, and to identify the areas of weaknesses, stumbling blocks and challenges in providing adequate healthcare nutrition to women, a 3-day International Conference on ‘Empowering Women in Developing Countries through better Healthcare and Nutrition’ was organized by the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) on 22-24 April 2010 jointly with the Women Studies and Societal Development Unit of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani (Rajasthan), India, with the support of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at the BITS Campus. The present publication is an outcome of this International Workshop and reflects the views and experiences of scholars and policy makers deliberated during this Conference and includes contributions on the present perspective of empowering women in developing countries through better healthcare and nutrition. The publication will serve as a valuable reference material for policy makers, the scientific community and the public at large, particularly in the developing countries, and help in evolving better strategies to give rightful place to women in socio-economic development.

Table of Contents

"Foreword Preface Introduction 1. Health and Nutrition for Women and Children in Cambodia Mary Chea 2. Impact of Health Education on Mothers and Nurses to Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome Among High Risk Infants Nagwa Ahmed Zein El Dein and Aida Abd. El-Razek 3. Quality of Care Provided to Thalassemic Children at Menoufia University Hospital Taghreed Kamal, Maha Khalifa and Hanaa Ibrahim 4. Herbals in Promoting Nutrition among Children and Women Aarati Saxena 5. Empowering Women in India through better Reproductive Healthcare Devendra Kothari 6. The Role of Awareness, Comprehension and Attitude Constructs in Behaviour Adoption towards Alleviation of Nutritional Anaemia: A Before-and-After Study of Adolescent School Girls Sanjana R. Bhat and Nirupama Prakash 7. Health and Nutrition Concerns of Women in Reproductive and Post-Reproductive Years in Developing Countries Sheel Sharma 8. Assessment of the Prevalence of Under-nutrition and Anaemia in Adolescents Residing in Villages around Pilani Area of Rajasthan State in India Nirupma Prakash, Suman Kapur, Devinder Kumar, Urvashi Kaushik R.P. Pareek and Taniya Mozumder 9. The Impact of Decentralization Health Authority on Safe Motherhood Program in Indonesia Sri Setiawati 10. The Role of Employment on Women’s Mental Health Akram Ghadimi and Ghazaleh Nazifkar 11. The Effect of Hygiene and Nutrition on Women’s Empowerment Maryam Ghadimi and Kobra Ghadimi 12. Health of Women in Iran Ziba Nikaeen and Zinat Nikaien 13. Empowering Women through Better Healthcare and Nutrition: The Case of Kenya Catherine W. Mutie and Florence M. Kyallo 14. HIV/AIDS and Low Births Weight in Kenya: Experiences, Challenges and Effective Interventions Challenges and Effective Interventions 15. Women in Politics and Public Life (Modern Russia) Vitalina Lobach 16. Maternal Health and Low Birth Weight Problems in Tanzania: Possible Reasons and Potential Remedies Judith Francis 17. Healthcare and Nutrition in Myanmar Mya Thandar Kyu and Aye Aye Thaw 18. Women Economic Empowerment through Value Addition to Local Raw Materials: The Role of Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Abuja, Nigeria Maria N. Obi 19. Nutrition Knowledge, Beliefs and Dietary Habits and their Gender Association amongst Omani Elderly in Nizwa Wilayat: An Input For Policy Implications Asya Al Riyami and Saleh Al Hadabi 20. A Method for Effectively Employing Graphic Communication Campaigns in the Prevention and Resolution of Health and Nutritional Problems Yésica A. del Moral Zamudio 21. Narratives Around Dietary and Exercise Practices of Young Urban Females M.H. Sedibe and Shane Norris 22. Prevalence of Under-nutrition and Associated Factors Among Females Aged 13–16 Years in Plantation Sector Medical Officer of Health (MOH) Area in Sri Lanka A.M.S. Niranjala and N. Gunawardena 23. Role of Elected Women in Panchayati Raj and their Knowledge Level in Reproductive and Child Healthcare Geeta Malhotra and Kailash Kumar Mishra 24. Traditional Leafy Vegetables as a Source of Pro-Vitamin A Carotenoids for Under Five Year Olds in Uganda A. Atero Angella, Agnes Namutebi and Margaret Kabahenda 25. Maternal and Child Health Doomun Aryamah Kumaree"