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Author Health in Africa and the Post-2015 Millennium Development Agenda (2015 May 20-22 : Champaign, Ill.; Urbana, Ill.), author

Title Public health, disease and development in Africa / edited by Ezekiel Kalipeni, Juliet Iwelunmor, Diana Grigsby-Toussaint and Imelda K. Moise
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 273 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Geographies of health series
Geographies of health (Routledge)
Contents 1. Introduction : Africa's epidemiologic transition of dual burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases -- 2. Taking it global : toward an index of wellbeing for low- to middle-income countries -- 3. Examining the West African ebola outbreak through the application of the disease ecology framework -- 4. Progress towards combatting HIV/AIDS in Africa -- 5. Progress towards combatting malaria in Africa -- 6. The impact of land use and land cover change on the spatial distribution of buruli ulcer in Southwest Ghana -- 7. Perilous outcomes : the intersection of culture, maternal health and HIV/AIDS on Malawian women in the face of an international development consensus -- 8. Physical activity, nutrition, and hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africa : the case of Ghana and South Africa -- 9. Racial and ethnic differences in non-communicable diseases in South Africa -- 10. Weight status and uncontrolled urbanization in Cameroon : current and future health challenges -- 11. Maternal perception about early childhood caries in Nigeria -- 12. Health data collection efforts and non-communicable diseases : a case study in Uganda -- 13. Nutritional and nutraceutical properties of traditional African foods -- 14. Multi-level participatory approaches to mobilize dietary diversity for improved infant and young child feeding in banana-based agri-food systems of rural East Africa
Summary The closure of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 prompted the need for a book of this kind. An interdisciplinary group of global health scholars contribute to the understanding of the emerging and fast-growing problem of the dual burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa. This book is timely, as the international community has moved from the MDGs to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the blueprint for a new human development agenda. Contributions and case studies are situated in the revised Epidemiologic and Nutrition Transition Model to capture the current situation, referencing communicable and NCDs on the African continent. The case studies encapsulated aim to help minimize negative health outcomes and improve population health, well-being, and equity in the future.This book will be significant in policy circles to assist international organizations, governments, and United Nations agencies. It aims to chart the future for health in Africa in light of recently adopted SDGs. This book is also a useful complementary reader for global public health related courses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communicable Diseases -- epidemiology
Noncommunicable Diseases -- epidemiology
Developing Countries
Health Planning
Socioeconomic Factors
Chronic diseases -- Epidemiology -- Congresses
Communicable diseases -- Epidemiology -- Congresses
Health planning -- Africa -- Congresses
Public health -- Social aspects -- Africa -- Congresses
Chronic diseases -- Epidemiology.
Communicable diseases -- Epidemiology.
Health planning.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Public health -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Congress
Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Grigsby-Toussaint, Diana S., editor
Iwelunmor, Juliet, editor
Kalipeni, Ezekiel, 1954- editor
Moise, Imelda K., editor
LC no. 2018009165
ISBN 1315209004 (electronic book)
1351805339 (mobi/kindle)
1351805347 (epub)
1351805355 (pdf)
9781315209005 (electronic book)
9781351805339 (mobi/kindle)
9781351805346 (epub)
9781351805353 (pdf)
(hardback ; alkaline paper)
(hardback ; alkaline paper)