Epidemics and the Health of African Nations

by Zamanzima Mazibuko

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Book Description

Researchers and practitioners from within the continent explore why Africa is so vulnerable to disease, and show how this vulnerability is closely linked to political and economic factors. They demonstrate how these same factors determine the way epidemics are treated.

Authors extract lessons from case studies in different parts of Africa; challenge conventional frameworks about disease to argue for a 'syndemics' approach that takes into account the interrelationship between disease and political and socio-economic contexts; explore challenges of Africa's future. They argue that a well-functioning health system is at the core of a country's capacity to counter an epidemic.

This volume brings African experts together to probe possible solutions to the continent's heavy burden of disease. The insights offered will be helpful in devising policy for the control of disease and the combatting of epidemics in Africa.

This open book is licensed under a Open Publication License (OPL). You can download Epidemics and the Health of African Nations ebook for free in PDF format (3.5 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
MISTRA
Published
2019
Pages
441
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9780639995595
ISBN10
0639995594
ISBN13 Digital
9780639995618
ISBN10 Digital
0639995616
PDF Size
3.5 MB
License
Open Publication License

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