Human Development and Public Health

Book : Human Development and Public Health

Author : * --

Language : English

Episode : Social Phsician

Publishing Location : GENEVA

Skin : 485

Published Date : 1972

Publisher : World Health Organization WHO

Document Type : Report

Book No : 7689

INDEX

1.Introduction.................... 5

2. The phases andıtransitional events in human development ..... 6

3. The environment ........ 9

4. Economic and social factors . . . . . . . 10

4.1 Economic resources . . . . .. . 11
4.2 Education.,..._............ 11
4.3 Cultural factors . . . . . . . ..12
4.4 Socialand behavioural factors . . . . 12

5. Changes in the human setting . . . . . . . . 14

6.Genetic factors .. . . . . 15

7. Perinatal factors. . . . .. . . 16

8. Family planning in human development .... .19

9. Nutrition and human development . . . . . 21
9.1 The genesis of malnutrition in childhood . . . . 22
9.2 Early malnutrition and the development of the central
nervous system................23
9.3 Malnutrition and resistance to infection . . . 24
9.4 Measures to combat malnutrition . . . . . . 26

10.Infection......................27
10.1 Infection and intrauterine growth . . . . . . . 27
10.2 Infection and growth in infancy . . . . 28
10.3 Infection during early childhood. . . . . . . . 28
10.4 Principles of infectious disease control in the context of human development . .. . . . . . . 28

11. Implications for public health programmes. .. . 30

12. Monitoring of trends in human development . . . . 32

13. Conclusions and recommendations . . . . 34

A Annex. 'Prevalence of severe [and moderate protein-calorie malnutrition (PCM) . .' . . . . . 39