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Levine, Ruth 1959-

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Works: 38 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 2,860 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Ruth Levine
Toward universal primary education : investments, incentives, and institutions by Nancy Birdsall( )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Millennium Development Goals adopted at the UN Millennium Summit in 2000 are the world's targets for dramatically reducing extreme poverty in its many dimensions by 2015--income poverty hunger disease exclusion lack of infrastructure and shelter-while promoting gender equality education health and environmental sustainability. These bold goals can be met in all parts of the world if nations follow through on their commitments to work together to meet them. Achieving the Millennium Development Goals offers the prospect of a more secure just and prosperous world for all. The UN Millennium Pro
The health of women in Latin America and the Caribbean by Ruth Levine( )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study has two main objectives: 1) to analyze trends and differences in women's health, examples of good practices in delivery and financing of women's health programs; and the key dimensions of women's health that are relevant for the health reforms currently underway in Latin America; and 2) to provide guidance for governments and program designers in addressing the most pressing causes of women's ill health, within the context of broader sectoral and national policies. The report is divided into five sections. This overview highlights the rationale for focusing on the topic of women's health, along with a conceptual framework for understanding the determinants of women's health and the role of health policy. Chapter 1 describes major trends and differentials in women's health in Latin America and the Caribbean, grouping countries into four broad categories according to trends in health, demographic, and socioeconomic indicators. Chapter 2 turns to a discussion of success, utilization, and spending on women's health, providing the results of new analyses for seven countries. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the links between women's health and health reform. It emphasizes potential synergies and opportunities to integrate women's health concerns in broader reform initiatives and points out risks to be avoided. The final chapter presents concluding remarks and recommendations
Case studies in global health : millions saved by Ruth Levine( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest human accomplishments has been the spectacular improvement in health since 1950, particularly in developing countries. With death rates falling steadily, more progress was made in the health of populations in the past half-century than in many earlier millennia. A careful look at that success can yield important lessons about how to tackle the challenges of HIV/AIDS, child health, and global health inequities in the future. This series of twenty case studies illustrates real-life proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. Drawing from a rich evidence base, the accessible case write-ups highlight experiences in scale-up of health technologies, strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. An overview chapter draws attention to factors that contributed to the successes. Discussion questions help to bring out the main points and provide a point of departure for independent student research
Millions saved : proven successes in global health by Ruth Levine( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book book features 17 success stories. These cases describe some large-scale efforts to improve health in developing countries that have succeeded - saving millions of lives and preserving the livelihoods and social fabric of entire communities. [Ed.] Résumé en anglais: http://www.cgdev.org/files/2840_file_CGD_brief_MilSved.pdf
Making markets for vaccines : ideas to action : report of the Center for Global Development working group by Owen Barder( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance incentives for global health : potential and pitfalls by Rena Eichler( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Describes the rationale for introducing incentives tied to achievement of specific health-related targets, and provides guidance about designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that provide incentives to health care providers and patients. Presents case studies that focus on recent uses of incentives addressing a range of health conditions in diverse countries"--Provided by publisher
Cancer warrior : where the mind goes by Ruth Levine( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girls count : a global investment & action agenda by Ruth Levine( )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USAID's track record in family planning by Ruth Levine( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 40 years ago, Congress authorized the US Agency for International Development to start working on family planning and population issues. Over the ensuing decades, while contraceptive use in the developing world increased from 10 to 60 percent of married couples and average fertility declined from about six to three children per woman, USAID was the source of the majority of the money, information and ideas in the field of family planning -- all provided with a distinctive US accent. USAID's involvement in family planning also became the lightning rod for a cycle of intensifying political debates -- both domestic and international -- that have profoundly affected the agency's work
La salud de la mujer en América Latina y el Caribe by Ruth Levine( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced purchase commitments for a malaria vaccine : estimating costs and effectiveness by Ernst R Berndt( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To overcome the problem of insufficient research and development (R & D) on vaccines for diseases concentrated in low-income countries, sponsors could commit to purchase viable vaccines if and when they are developed. One or more sponsors would commit to a minimum price that would be paid per person immunized for an eligible product, up to a certain number of individuals immunized. For additional purchases, the price would eventually drop to short-run marginal cost. If no suitable product were developed, no payments would be made. We estimate the offer size which would make the revenues from R & D investments on a malaria vaccine similar to revenues realized from investments in typical existing commercial pharmaceutical products, as well as the degree to which various contract models and assumptions would affect the cost-effectiveness of such a commitment for the case of a malaria vaccine. Under conservative assumptions, we document that the intervention would be highly cost-effective from a public health perspective. Sensitivity analyses suggest most characteristics of a hypothetical malaria vaccine would have little effect on the cost-effectiveness, but that the duration of protection against malaria conferred by a vaccine strongly affects potential cost-effectiveness. Readers can conduct their own sensitivity analyses employing a web-based spreadsheet tool
When will we ever learn? : improving lives through impact evaluation by William D Savedoff( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Risky business : saving money and improving global health through better demand forecasts by Neelam K Sekhri( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sparing Lives Better Reproductive Health for Poor Women in South Asia, Summary for Policymakers by Meera Chatterjee( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this context, the overall purpose of this review is to bring attention to the opportunities that five countries in the region - Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka - have to strengthen and expand interventions to improve the reproductive health of poor women. The specific objectives are: i) to provide an accurate picture of the current status of women's reproductive health, describe the use of reproductive health services and barriers to use, and identify the improvements required to increase their effectiveness and improve health outcomes; ii) to elucidate individual and household characteristics that affect reproductive health status and use of services so that the most important of these can be used to identify women and households with the greatest need for care to achieve better health; iii) to describe a simple and effective approach - decentralized action planning - that can be used widely in all five countries to improve reproductive health service delivery and outcomes, and point to a body of best practices in reproductive health that provides models and lessons for improvements in South Asia; and iv) to strengthen the case for investing in poor women's reproductive health by demonstrating the links between poverty, inequality, reproductive health care and expenditure
Start with a girl : a new agenda for global health : a girls count report on adolescent girls by Miriam Temin( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better Reproductive Health for Poor Women in South Asia by Meera Chatterjee( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The overall purpose of this review is to bring attention to the opportunities that five countries in the region - Bangladesh, India, Nepal Pakistan and Sri Lanka have to strengthen and expand interventions to improve the reproductive health of poor women. The report's specific objectives are: 1) to provide an accurate picture of the current status of women's reproductive health and describe the use of reproductive health services and barriers to use; 2) to identify individual and household characteristics that affect reproductive health status and use of services; 3) to develop a simple and effective approach to decentralized health planning that can be used widely in each of the five countries to improve health service delivery and outcomes locally; and 4) to strengthen the case for investing in poor women's reproductive health by demonstrating the links between poverty, inequality and reproductive health. The review puts forth the following recommendations for reforms for reproductive health: to increase the supply of reproductive health services to poor women and adolescents by specifically targeting the poorest areas and households; to enhance demand among the poor for key services using BCC and demand-side financing; to integrate reproductive health services through a client-centered approach and strengthen weak services using specific relevant approaches; and to improve the reach, quality and status of women providers by better training, deployment and support are the 'frontline' improvements required for better reproductive health among poor women in South Asia
Health Financing and Management in Belize: An Assessment for PolicyMakers. A Compendium of Technical Notes by Gerard La Forgia( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighth Symposium on Subtypes of Muscarinic Receptors( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The recently completed Eighth Symposium on Subtypes of Muscarinic Receptors was judged an outstanding success, upholding the standards for excellence set by the seven previous symposia. This judgment was based on: 1) the high quality and timeliness of the invited scientific papers; 2) the large number of first rate and informative posters presented; 3) the invited participation of women and minorities in the scientific sessions; 4) the large number of predoctoral fellows and young scientists whose attendance was made possible by funds granted to the Symposium, and 5) the short oral presentations of selected poster papers
Measuring the Effect of Different Training Programs on Nurses' Proficiency Introducing a New Measurement Instrument by Dan E Benor( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effects of two different approaches to training community nurses in patient self-care were evaluated. In an intensive workshop, 36 nurses were trained, and 19 of them received further personal guidance 11 times during a 6-month period. Their performance was assessed before the educational intervention, after the workshop, and after the clinical guidance. The "Workshop Group" was compared to the "Guidance Group" and a matched control group. The assessment of nursing performance was done by trained observers during the nurses' regular work hours, using an instrument titled "Observational Checklist for Patient Encounter." This instrument provides a wide range of potential uses for quality assurance and research. The development and validation of the instrument are described. The results indicate a low level of performance before the intervention and a dramatic rise in performance after the training. The clinical guidance was more effective than the workshop alone. The distribution of nurses' activities among the various domains of nursing, determined through the checklist, and the parameters of patients' lifestyles within these domains are described before and after the training. Practical conclusions are drawn for community nursing. (Contains 6 tables, 4 figures, and 32 references.) (SLD)
Ninth Symposium on Subtypes of Muscarinic Receptors( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XThe First International Symposium on Subtypes of Muscarinic Receptors held in 1983, promulgated the novel concept that there was more than one subtype of muscarinic receptors (mAchR). Now The Ninth Symposium is the first meeting to describe the phenotypes of mice lacking each of the five muscarinic receptor genes. These knockout (KO) data are helping to provide the rationale for some novel therapeutic targets for selective muscarinic agents and are also furthering the understanding of complex functional consequences of mAchR activation. It has become possible with the availability of knockout mice to identify which subtypes are involved in motor function control and to develop selective antagonists for Parkinson's Disease lacking the limitations of older compounds. The role of M1 selective agonists in treating Alzheimer's Disease was discussed as well as the potential usefulness of M2 antagonists in treating the cognitive decline associated with this disease. Results with muscarinic compounds that act at M3 receptors suggest that selective compounds may have therapeutic efficacy in glaucoma and there is emerging evidence that an M4 agonist could be a reasonable target for the treatment of schizophrenia. The role of selective muscarinic agents in the treatment of (1) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; (2) acute attacks of asthma; (3) urinary incontinence and (4) GI motility were also discussed
 
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Toward universal primary education : investments, incentives, and institutions
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The health of women in Latin America and the CaribbeanCase studies in global health : millions savedMillions saved : proven successes in global healthMaking markets for vaccines : ideas to action : report of the Center for Global Development working groupPerformance incentives for global health : potential and pitfallsWhen will we ever learn? : improving lives through impact evaluationA Risky business : saving money and improving global health through better demand forecasts
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레빈, 룻 1959-

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