Epidemics and the Health of African Nations.

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Main Author: MISTRA, Mistra.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA), The, 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 Zimbabwe
  • THE 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 CHOLERA
  • AFRICAN 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 PROGRAMMES.
  • EPIDEMIC 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 Africa
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 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
  • INTRODUCTION
  • METHODS
  • RISING CHRONICITY
  • COMPARING HIV/AIDS AND NCDS
  • ART AND SOCIALITY
  • FINDINGS
  • ART AS A PRACTICE OF SOCIALITY IN THE HOME
  • COMMUNITIES: CARE AND SURVIVAL
  • CONCLUSION
  • REFERENCES
  • CHAPTER EIGHT - Knowledge, Power and the Role of Frontline Health Workers for South Africa's Epidemic Preparedness
  • INTRODUCTION
  • SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
  • FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS AND THE SOUTH AFRICAN HEALTH SYSTEM
  • PROFESSIONAL HIERARCHIES
  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF FRONTLINE HEALTH WORKERS
  • NEW PUBLIC MANAGEMENT
  • RESISTANCE
  • CONCLUSION
  • REFERENCES
  • Section Four. The Future of Health Systems in Africa.
  • CHAPTER NINE - The Potential of Technological Innovation in Health Care in Africa. Lessons from Nanotechnology
  • INTRODUCTION
  • HEALTH RESEARCH IN AFRICA
  • NANOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH IN DISEASE MANAGEMENT
  • NANOTECHNOLOGY IN THE PREVENTION OF INFECTIONS
  • CONSTRAINTS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY
  • COMMERCIALISATION OF NANOMEDICINE
  • CONCLUSION
  • REFERENCES
  • CHAPTER TEN - From Present African Health Care Systems to the Future. Health Financing in Ghana and Rwanda
  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE EVOLUTION OF HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA
  • HEALTH CARE FINANCING AND THE STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAMMES (SAPS) IN SUBSAHARAN AFRICA
  • HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT IN GHANA
  • THE RWANDAN HEALTH INSURANCE SYSTEM
  • POLICY DIRECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
  • REFERENCES
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN - Preparedness for Epidemics in South Africa. The Health System and Proposals for National Health Insurance
  • INTRODUCTION
  • METHODOLOGY
  • CONTEXT
  • HEALTH SYSTEM CAPABILITIES
  • SOUTH AFRICA'S UNDERPERFORMANCE
  • ADEQUACY OF REFORM PROPOSALS - NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE
  • CONCLUSIONS
  • REFERENCES
  • CHAPTER TWELVE - Conclusion
  • TOWARDS THE BIGGER PICTURE OF PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF EPIDEMICS IN AFRICA
  • IMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTH SYSTEMS IN AFRICA
  • REFERENCES
  • Index
  • Back cover.