Epidemics and the health of African nations / edited by Zamanzima Maibuko.

News footage of disease in Africa is a familiar sight. Yet these outbreaks are often presented out of context, with no reference to the conditions that have triggered them. MISTRA's new book, Epidemics and the Health of African Nations, aims to redress that. Researchers and practitioners from w...

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Other Authors: Mazibuko-Makena, Zamanzima (Editor)
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: Johannesburg : The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), 2019.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contributors; List of abbreviations; Section One. Epidemics and Syndemics in Africa: Disease in Context; CHAPTER ONE
  • Introduction. Epidemics and Health Systems in Africa; HISTORY OF EPIDEMICS IN THE WORLD AND IN AFRICA; LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN AFRICA; THE BURDEN OF EPIDEMICS; STRENGTHENING HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS; THE FUTURE OF EPIDEMICS IN AFRICA; ZOONOTIC DISEASES AROUND THE GLOBE; DIAGNOSIS AND CONTROL OF ZOONOTIC DISEASES; A MULTI-LAYERED APPROACH TO ADDRESSING EPIDEMICS; REFERENCES
  • CHAPTER TWO
  • Syndemics, Food Security, Health, and Local Environments. Chronic Undernutrition in ZimbabweTHE PARADOX OF CHRONIC UNDERNUTRITION WITH FOOD SECURITY IN AFRICA; THE PHYSIOLOGY OF DEPRIVATION: AN OVERVIEW; TRAJECTORIES OF CHILD NUTRITION OVER TIME IN ZIMBABWE; NUTRITIONAL INDICATORS AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC MEASURES; DISCUSSION: WE ARE NOT WHAT WE EAT; REFERENCES; Section Two. Contending with Epidemics and Health Systems in South Africa; CHAPTER THREE
  • Cholera in Africa in the 21st Century. Questions of Justice and Human Rights; INTRODUCTION
  • SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND POLITICAL DETERMINANTS OF CHOLERAAFRICAN AND GLOBAL INITIATIVES FOR CHOLERA PREVENTION AND CONTROL; CONCLUSIONS; REFERENCES; CHAPTER FOUR
  • Outbreaks and Epidemics of Malaria in SADC. Cycles of Frustration in Preventive Action; INTRODUCTION
  • THE ONGOING RISK OF MALARIA IN THE SADC REGION; PROGRESS IN FIGHTING THE ENCUMBRANCE OF MALARIA; RISK FACTORS IN HEALTH SYSTEMS AND IMPLEMENTATION OF MALARIA INTERVENTIONS; STRATIFICATION FOR TARGETED INTERVENTIONS; MONITORING TRANSMISSIONS AND OUTBREAKS
  • SADC CONSTRUCTING SURVEILLANCE AND DATA SYSTEMS
  • COMPLICATING FACTORS OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND FUNDING IN NATIONAL MALARIA CONTROL PROGRAMMESEPIDEMIC RESPONSE
  • ACCESS TO EARLY DIAGNOSIS AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT; CROSS-BORDER MOVEMENTS AND TRANSMISSION
  • AND INITIATIVES TO COUNTER MALARIA; EARLY WARNING ALERT AND RESPONSE NETWORK (EWARN); SADC TAKING FORWARD THE LESSONS LEARNED; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; CHAPTER FIVE
  • Containing Ebola in Nigeria: An African Success Story; INTRODUCTION; OVERVIEW OF NIGERIA'S PUBLIC HEALTH CARE SYSTEM; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; Section Three. Contending with Chronic Conditions in African Health Systems
  • CHAPTER SIX -Non-Communicable Disease Epidemics. Approaches to Prevention and Control in Sub-Saharan AfricaINTRODUCTION; TRENDS OF NCDS IN AFRICA; GLOBAL NCD POLICY CONTEXT; IMPLEMENTATION OF NCD PREVENTION AND CONTROL INTERVENTIONS IN THE SELECTED COUNTRIES; GOVERNANCE OF NCD PREVENTION AND CONTROL; MONITORING AND EVALUATION, AND RESEARCH; CHALLENGES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NCD PREVENTION-AND-CONTROL INTERVENTIONS; CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; CHAPTER SEVEN
  • Care, Context, and Chronic Illness. Lessons from HIV-positive Adolescents and their Families in South Africa's Eastern Cape