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African Histories and Modernities

Historical Perspectives on the State of Health and Health Systems in Africa, Volume II

The Modern Era

Authors: Azevedo, Mario J.

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  • Provides an extensive and comprehensive overview of the history of contemporary health and health systems in Africa
  • Based on extensive primary source material
  • Provides a followup from Volume I which discusses precolonial health systems in Africa
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This book focuses on Africa’s challenges, achievements, and failures over the past several centuries using an interdisciplinary approach that combines theory and fact and evidence-based practices and interventions in public health, and argues that most of the health problems in Africa are not a result of scarce or lack of resources, but of the misconceived and misplaced priorities that have left the continent behind every other on the globe in terms of health, education, and equitable distribution of opportunities and access to (quality) health as agreed by the United Nations member states at Alma-Ata in 1978. 

About the authors

Mario J. Azevedo is Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Jackson State University, USA. He has served as Chair of the Africana Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences, and Interim Dean of the College of Public Service at Jackson State University. Azevedo has published a number of articles and books on African History and Health. His most recent book, Health and the State of Health Care in Mississippi, was published in 2015.


Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32564-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32563-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-81315-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Perspectives on the State of Health and Health Systems in Africa, Volume II
Book Subtitle
The Modern Era
Authors
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32564-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32564-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32563-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81315-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 288
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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