The report generates country-level consumption and retail expenditure estimates for cannabis, heroin, cocaine, and amphetamine-type substances.
RAND Europe Publications on International Development
International Comparison of Ten Medical Regulatory Systems: Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, South Africa and Spain 2009
This study was commissioned by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) to provide an evidence base on the systems of medical regulation in place in the countries of origin of doctors seeking to enter the UK and obtain registration to practise.
Awareness of Health Effects of Cooking Smoke Among Women in the Gondar Region of Ethiopia: A Pilot Survey 2008
Increasing the awareness of the health-effects of indoor biomass cooking smoke may be the first step in implementing a programme to reduce exposure.
Allies Against Asthma Coalitions: A Brief Overview: The Alianza Contra El Asma Pediatrica En Puerto Rico (ALIANZA) 2006
The objectives of Alianza Contra el Asma Pediatrica en Puerto Rico (ALIANZA) focus on four strategic areas: empowering children with asthma and their families and/or caregivers; increasing community awareness and knowledge about asthma; improving access, quality, and financing of asthma health care services; and improving collaboration between the health care system, schools, child care centers, and other private and public community agencies.
Getting Women to Hospital Is Not Enough: A Qualitative Study of Access to Emergency Obstetric Care in Bangladesh 2006
Explores what happens to poor women in Bangladesh once they reached a hospital providing comprehensive emergency obstetric care (EmOC), and identifies viable support mechanisms.
The United States and France differ greatly in their responses to mass immigration. The U.S. adapts is own culture and that of the immigrants, most recently with Latinos. France wants the immigrants to do it all. As a result, the Muslim North Africans of France's first wave of mass immigration are not assimilating well. The author compares the two current cases and briefly discusses the policy implications: The U.S. seems on its best course, but France needs policy changes to at least keep the peace.