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Akhtar, Rais 1946-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 84 publications in 2 languages and 1,655 library holdings
Genres: Statistics‡vMedical  Bibliography  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Case studies  Maps 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: RA441.5, 362.1091724
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Most widely held works by Rais Akhtar
Health care patterns and planning in developing countries( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment and health : themes in medical geography by Rais Akhtar( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and disease in tropical Africa : geographical and medical viewpoints( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geographical aspects of health and disease in India( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The geography of health : an essay and a bibliography by Rais Akhtar( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Approximately 1800 references "on the relationship between the incidence of disease and the various aspects of environment--both physical and human, the latter including socio-economic and cultural conditions." Mostly English-language serial and monographic literature, but also includes German, Russian, and Spanish sources. Covers fields of epidemiology, nutrition, environmental sciences, geography, social sciences, and health planning. Arranged according to 8 sections, e.g., Soil and disease; Climatic factors and disease. Each entry gives bibliographical information. Geographical index
Malaria in South Asia : eradication and resurgence during the second half of the twentieth century by Rais Akhtar( Book )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This highly topical book provides an in-depth account of the South Asian experience with the deadly disease that has held this region hostage for millennia. The book touches specifically on the resurgence of malaria experienced in the second half of the twentieth century, which occurred just a few years after malaria was thought to have been virtually eradicated from the region. The causes and consequences of this reappearance across space and time are discussed. The book also covers past, present and future ways to curb, control and ultimately, conquer malaria. As malaria continues to ravage the developing world, even in today{u2019}s {u2018}age of science{u2019}, this is a particularly relevant book, especially as most studies analyze the problem in Africa, the continent that bears the brunt of this disease. Here, the authors call attention to challenges in South Asia, home to an immense at-risk population. The chapters use a range of conceptual frameworks, quantitative analyses and descriptive approaches, finding that malaria is not just a complex disease driven by highly adaptive agents and vectors thriving in particular ecologies, but also a social concern deeply related to the region{u2019}s cultural traditions, financial and developmental shortfalls, and inexorably related to political will. The book comprehensively deals with all aspects of the malaria situation in South Asia, and is invaluable to upper level students as well as emerging and established scholars in the fields of medical geography and epidemiology, Asian studies and development studies. Key themes: malaria, South Asia, resurgence, eradication, medical geography Rais Akhtar is CSIR Emeritus Scientist at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has numerous publications on medical geography, and over 12 books. He is the recipient of multiple international fellowships, and was nominated to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which co-won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 with Al Gore. Dr. Ashok K. Dutt is Professor Emeritus of Geography, Planning, and Urban Studies at The University of Akron. He has published in major journals of the world and has written and edited over 20 books. He has been a Fulbright Scholar and Ford Foundation Fellow, received the R.N. Dubey Foundation award for Lifetime Achievement in Geography, and Bhugool Bachaspati (Most Learned Geographer) award from the National Association of Indian Geographers. Dr. Vandana Wadhwa is Lecturer at Boston University, Massachusetts. She has published in several major journals and contributed various books chapters and encyclopedia entries. She is the former Chair of the Health & Medical Geography Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers, Secretary-Treasurer of its Disability Specialty Group, and Director of South Asia Studies within the Asian Geography Specialty Group
Disease, ecology, and health : readings in medical geography( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary approaches to Indian geography : essays in honour of Professor Mohammad Shafi( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environment, agriculture, and nutrition in Kumaon region by Rais Akhtar( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Global medical geography : essays in honour of Prof. Yola Verhasselt( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yola Verhasselt, b. 1937, Professor of Geography, Free University, Brussels; contributed articles
Environmental pollution and health problems( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Environmental deterioration and human health : natural and anthropogenic determinants by Abdul Malik( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the natural and anthropogenic determinants of the environment and their impact on human health. It throws light on the perspectives of climate change with case studies from Australia, India, Italy, and Latin America. Themes covered are ecology of antibiotic resistant microorganisms, pesticide and heavy metal (arsenic) problems in natural environment; molecular advances in understanding of microbial interactions; ecological studies of human/animal health and diseases; food security, technological developments and more. The various chapters incorporate both theoretical and applied aspects and may serve as baseline information for future research through which significant development is possible
Urban health in the third world( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional planning for health care system in Jammu and Kashmir by Rais Akhtar( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Malaria annual parasite index maps of India by malaria control unit areas, 1965-1976 by Rais Akhtar( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India : health care patterns and planning by Rais Akhtar( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate-change and human-health scenario in south and southeast asia by Rais Akhtar( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the first to present a regional analysis of climate change and human health, focusing on geographically and socio-economically distinct countries of South and Southeast Asia. It has a major focus on India, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal and Taiwan. Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to human health. It represents a range of environmental hazards and will affect populations in both the developed and developing countries. In particular, it affects the regions where the current burden of climate-sensitive diseases are high, which is the case in South and Southeast Asian countries.
Environment and cholera in Kashmir during nineteenth century by Rais Akhtar( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rūḥ-i dil : ḥamd, duʻā, manājāt, naʻt-i sharīf, salām aur manqabat by Rais Akhtar( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Urdu and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Shiʻrī majmūʻah
 
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Health care patterns and planning in developing countries
Alternative Names
Akhtar, R. 1946-

Rais Akhtar

Rais Akhtar 1946-

Languages
English (73)

Urdu (1)

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Malaria in South Asia : eradication and resurgence during the second half of the twentieth century