Search for dissertations about: "low-income country"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 61 swedish dissertations containing the words low-income country.

  1. 1. Exploring Typologies, Densities & Spatial Qualities : The Case of Low-Income Housing in South Africa

    Author : Ana Mancheno Gren; Dick Urban Vestbro; Jörgen Andreasen; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Urban Form; House Types; Densities; Spatial Qualities; Low-Income Housing; South Africa; Urban Sprawl; Transect; Architecture and architectural conservation and restoration; Arkitektur och bebyggelsevård;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on problems that have resulted from the increasing pressure facing urban and suburban land use in South Africa, brought on by a number of different factors including the political and historical background of the country, as well as by rapid urbanization. The objective of this thesis is to present the perspectives applied in the analysis of the built environment in selected case studies, in which different theoretical and methodological approaches have been developed to address the research questions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Maternal Mortality in Sweden : Classification, Country of Birth, and Quality of Care

    Author : Annika Esscher; Birgitta Essén; Ulf Högberg; Jos van Roosmalen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; underreporting; foreign-born; immigrants; low-income countries; suboptimal care; audit; suicide; reproductive age; maternal death; maternal care; Medical Science; Medicinsk vetenskap;

    Abstract : After decades of decrease, maternal mortality rates have shown a slight increase in Europe. Immigrants, especially Africans, have shown to be at higher risk than native women. This could not be explained solely by well-known obstetric and socio-economic risk factors. READ MORE

  3. 3. A model for injury surveillance at the local level in Bangladesh : implications for low-income countries

    Author : Fazlur Rahman; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : Injury; Surveillance; Low-income countries; Bangladesh;

    Abstract : Injury is a major public health problem in Bangladesh as in other low income countries throughout the world, but one that has gained very little attention from policy makers or even health professionals, mainly due to the lack of valid injury information in these countries. The establishment of surveillance systems for injuries at the national and local levels for the purpose of measuring trends, detecting clusters, identifying injury related risk factors, and developing intervention strategies are now essential steps to be taken in low-income countries. READ MORE

  4. 4. Measuring injury magnitude and patterns in a low-income country : experiences from Nicaragua

    Author : Francisco Tercero; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : Injury; surveillance; research methods; injury indicators; developing countries; Nicaragua;

    Abstract : About 16,000 people around the world die every day from injuries. For every person that dies, several thousands more are injured, many suffering with permanent disabilities. However, like many other health problems, the magnitude and pattern of injuries in a certain population are often difficult to assess. READ MORE

  5. 5. Brucella in Tajikistan : zoonotic risks of urbanized livestock in a low-income country

    Author : Elisabeth Lindahl Rajala; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet; []

    Abstract : One of the most powerful megatrends of our time is urbanization. Urban and peri-urban (UPU) farming is a common practice in many low-income countries because it increases the incomes of families that are often restrained by limited economic resources. READ MORE