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World health statistics 2008

In Books, Disabled People, Health on May 23, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Ten highlights in health statistics 7-34
Progress towards MDG 5: maternal mortality 8
Coverage gap and inequity in maternal, neonatal and child health interventions 10
HIV/AIDS estimates are revised downwards 13
Progress in the fight against malaria 15
Reducing deaths from tobacco 18
Breast cancer: mortality and screening 21
Divergent trends in mortality slow down improvements in life expectancy in Europe 24
Monitoring disease outbreaks: meningococcal meningitis in Africa 27
Future trends in global mortality: major shifts in cause of death patterns 29
Reducing impoverishment caused by catastrophic health care spending 32
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More mostly Children’s Books about the Disability Experience

In Books, Children, Disabled People on May 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm

Hat tip to all the members of the SDS and DS-HUM listserves two listserves dealing with disability issues who sent stuff in, in response to a members request.
As I believe that perception is one area that drives new and emerging science and technology and as that field is often looking at disabled people to simplistically as defective and as education starts on the children level I have here in an earlier mail some readings

Voices from the Margins: An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction on Disabilities and Differences for Young People (Hardcover)
by Marilyn Ward (Author)

About the Schneider Family Book Awards

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. Three annual awards each consisting of $5000 and a framed plaque, will be given annually in each of the following categories: birth through grade school (age 0–8), middle school (age 9–13) and teens (age 14–18). (Age groupings are approximations).

Bertrand, D. G. (2004). My Pal Victor.

Clements, A. (2002). Things Not Seen.

Fusco, K. N. (2004). Tending to Grace.

Lang, G. (2003). Looking Out for Sarah.

Lord, C. (2006). Rules

Rorby, G. (2006). Hurt Go Happy.

Ryan, P. M. (2004). Becoming Naomi Leon.

Seeger, P. and poet DuBois Jacobs, P. (2006). The Deaf Musicians.

Stryer, A. (2006). Kami and the Yaks.

Uhlberg, M. (2004). Dad, Jackie and Me.

Zimmer, T. (2007). Reaching for Sun.
“The Hickory Chair” by Lisa Rowe Fraustino,
“How Smudge Came” by Nan Gregory,
and “Seal Surfer” by Michael Foreman.

Martin, B., “Knots on a Counting Rope”

Harriet Johnson’s Accidents of Nature

Jane Cowen-Fletcher ‘Mama Zooms”

Books Featuring Characters With Blindness and Visual Impairment

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Select Bibliography of Children’s Books about the Disability Experience

In Books, Children, Description of disabled people, Disabled People on May 21, 2008 at 1:13 am

This list contains some outstanding books that portray emotional, mental, or physical disability experiences, most published between 2000 and 2006. The grade level designations are intended as guidelines.

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