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dc.contributor.editorVaughan, Megan
dc.contributor.editorAdjaye-Gbewonyo, Kafui
dc.contributor.editorMika, Marissa
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T12:16:32Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T12:16:32Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211208_9781787357044_64
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51832
dc.description.abstractEpidemiological Change and Chronic Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa offers new and critical perspectives on the causes and consequences of recent epidemiological changes in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly on the increasing incidence of so-called ‘non-communicable’ and chronic conditions. Historians, social anthropologists, public health experts and social epidemiologists present important insights from a number of African perspectives and locations to present an incisive critique of ‘epidemiological transition’ theory and suggest alternative understandings of the epidemiological change on the continent. Arranged in three parts, ‘Temporalities: Beyond Transition’, ‘Numbers and Categories’ and ‘Local Biologies and Knowledge Systems’, the chapters cover a broad range of subjects and themes, including the trajectory of maternal mortality in East Africa, the African smoking epidemic, the history of sugar consumption in South Africa, causality between infectious and non-communicable diseases in Ghana and Belize, the complex relationships between adult hypertension and paediatric HIV in Botswana, and stories of cancer patients and their families as they pursue treatment and care in Kenya. In all, the volume provides insights drawn from historical perspectives and from the African social and clinical experience to offer new perspectives on the changing epidemiology of sub-Saharan Africa that go beyond theories of ‘transition’. It will be of value to students and researchers in Global Health, Medical Anthropology and Public Health, and to readers with an interest in African Studies.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSX Human biology::PSXM Medical anthropology
dc.subject.otherepidemiology
dc.subject.otherchronic disease
dc.subject.otherinfectious disease
dc.subject.othernon-communicable disease
dc.subject.othersocial anthropology
dc.subject.otherpublic health
dc.subject.othersub-saharan Africa
dc.subject.otherGhana
dc.subject.otherBelize
dc.subject.otherBotswana
dc.subject.otherKenya
dc.subject.othermaternal mortality
dc.subject.othercancer
dc.subject.otherHIV
dc.subject.otherglobal health
dc.subject.othermedical anthropology
dc.subject.otherAfrican studies
dc.titleEpidemiological Change and Chronic Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa
dc.title.alternativeSocial and historical perspectives
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787357044
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357044
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357051
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357068
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357075
oapen.relation.isbn9781787357082
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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