Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control (Perspectives on Global Health)

Global health and wellbeing in Africa is a primary exploration of chosen histories of world well-being projects in Africa. the gathering addresses probably the most vital interventions in illness regulate, together with mass vaccination, large-scale therapy and/or prophylaxis campaigns, damage relief efforts, and dietary and virological research.

The chapters during this assortment are geared up in 3 sections that evaluation linkages among earlier, current, and emergent. half I, “Looking Back,” includes 4 chapters that research colonial-era interventions and replicate upon their implications for modern interventions. half II, “The prior within the Present,” comprises essays exploring the old dimensions and unexamined assumptions of up to date illness regulate courses. half III, “The earlier within the Future,” examines fields of public health and wellbeing intervention within which efforts to lessen disorder transmission and destiny damage are premised on an knowing of the past.

This much-needed quantity brings jointly foreign specialists from the disciplines of demography, anthropology, and ancient epidemiology. protecting wellbeing and fitness tasks from smallpox vaccinations to malaria keep an eye on to HIV campaigns, Global wellbeing and fitness in Africa deals a primary finished examine a few of worldwide health’s most vital challenges.

Contributors: James L. A. Webb, Jr.; Guillaume Lachenal; Jennifer Tappan; Tamara Giles-Vernick and Stephanie Rupp; Anne Marie Moulin; Myron Echenberg; Michel Garenne, Alain Giami, and Christophe Perrey; Sheryl McCurdy and Haruka Maruyama

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