Issues and Perpsectives on Health Care in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa (Studies in African Health & Medicine v. 8)

Issues and Perpsectives on Health Care in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa (Studies in African Health & Medicine v. 8)

By: Ezekiel Kalipeni (editor), Philip Thiuri (editor)Hardback

More than 4 weeks availability


Contributors from both Africa and the USA are brought together in this text, and include medical geographers, medical doctors, Africanists, demographers, anthropologists, sociologists, and economists. Some of the articles offer specific recommendations in the battle against disease in Africa.

Create a review


Preface: Africa's superficial epidemiologic transition, Ezequiel Kalipeni, Philip Thiuri. Part 1 Basic health care problems: The AIDS pandemic in Malawi - a sombre reflection, Ezequiel Kalipeni; Infant and child mortality - the socio-cultural dimension of the problem in Ghana, Kodjo A. Senah. Part 2 Women, culture and health care: The threats of AIDS to women and development in sub-Saharan Africa, Philip Thiuri; Gender and ethnicity in health care - the case of Tuareg women in Niger, Susan J. Rasmussen; Beliefs and practices during pregnancy in a Yao community in Malawi, Deborah L. Helitzer-Allen et al; Family planning in an informal settlement - the case of Canaan, Durban, South Africa, Priscilla Cunnan; The health status of women in a South African peri-urban settlement - the case of Amandawe, Durban, South Africa, Vadi Moodley, Busi Zama. Part 3 Policy issues in health care provisions: Impacts of health policies on the health status of African women and children, 1978-1994, J. Karen Shelley; Structural adjustment and health care in Zimbabwe, daniel S. Tevera; Facing up to crisis - the politics of AIDS policy in Botswana, James J. Zaffiro; Meeting the health needs of refugees and internally displaced persons in sub-Saharan Africa, Gilbert Burnham; Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) and maternal health care in Tanzania, Edmund J. Kayombo; Mobilizing rural communities for HPC - the case of Liwonde PHC unit in southern Malawi, Ezequiel Kalipeni, Christopher Kamlongera. Part 4 Accessibility and utilization: Regional and rural inequities in the provision of health care in Ghana, Kofi Ohene-Konadu; approaches to health care accessibility in Zimbabwe, Jelena Mijic Vuckovic; Health care accessibility and utilization in sub-Saharan Africa - the case of Ghana, R.B. Biritwum, Henry E. Jackson; Geographic Information System (GIS) and the national malaria research programme, South Africa, David Le Sueur et al.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/11/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780773484337
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 436
  • ID: 9780773484337
  • ISBN10: 0773484337

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly