Health

Commonwealth books on health support the development and implementation of national and regional policies and strategies that strengthen the delivery of healthcare in member countries.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

At the centre of the HIV/AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Yet their carers are often invisible to the system that relies on them. Focusing on the carer directs assistance where it is most effective and most needed, will respect human rights, and will help achieve the millennium development goals in health.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive analysis of the status of the epidemic in the Pacific, Southern Africa and the Caribbean. It examines specific features of these three regions that contribute towards the spread of HIV/AIDS and identify the responses by various local and external stakeholders.

Contributor: Tom Jones
Publication date: 15 February 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book will help health system decision-makers identify key policy issues in developing an e-health strategy, and make the right decisions about the way forward. It can be used in workshops with a team of people from many different backgrounds, such as senior civil servants, doctors, nurses, healthcare managers, ICT managers and ICT suppliers.

Publication date: 1 March 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines how the curriculum and practices in teacher training programs address issues of HIV and gender equality in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Publication date: 1 September 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Researchers from Ghana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Zambia met in Maputo to address the most critical human resource for the achievement of education goals - the teacher. This book reports the fruits of their discussions.

Series title: Commonwealth Youth Programme
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

HIV/AIDS is a development issue - affecting all sectors of society - economic and social development, education, public services, food security, to name a few. At the heart of this pandemic lies inequality between men and women.

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2002
Format: Paperback

Gender Mainstreaming in HIV/AIDS: Taking a Multisectoral Approach is the first in a new series of manuals from the Commonwealth Secretariat on gender mainstreaming in critical development issues. It is being co-published with the Maritime Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre).

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2002
Format: Paperback

This is the consensus built up in a series of workshops in different regions of the Commonwealth on what is the most effective way of applying Gender Management System principles and methodology to the health sector. This manual should assist other countries in adapting mainstreaming.

Contributor: Gordon Morrisson
Publication date: 1 January 2001
Format: Paperback

Examines blood vaccine research; governmental strategies to contain the epidemic; media influence over the public; ways in which infections use HIV as a gateway to create sub-epidemics in developing countries; and how the epidemic can undermine a society economically and socially.

Contributor: Magdallen N. Juma
Series title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Education
Publication date: 1 January 2001
Format: Paperback

The overall purpose of these selected case studies is to assess the impact of HIV/AIDS on education and the various mechanisms set up to address the challenge of the epidemic. It arises from the distinctive need to understand the complex social phenomena in the spread and response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.