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Written by authors who speak directly from their years of personal and professional experience with health projects in Africa, this book provides an integrated historical, social, political, economic, and health introduction to a series of African countries. It also offers a comprehensive view of major health issues for those aiming to undertake humanitarian and global health work in Africa.

In the introductory chapter, the editors discuss the concepts of globalism and humanitarianism, and provide a framework for thinking about global health. They introduce readers to significant aspects of African history and agencies that play major roles in global health work in Africa. The “Tips for Travelers to Africa” chapter provides a wealth of information on preparing for travel to Africa and working successfully and effectively in African cultures.

Individual chapters on Botswana, Ghana, The Maghreb, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda focus on key health or environmental issues, projects, and solutions unique to each country. Written jointly by U.S. and African medical personnel participating in major health initiatives, the chapters offer vibrant accounts of work on leading causes of disease and death or environmental problems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. 1: Introduction - Humanitarianism, Global Health, and Understanding the African Context
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. 2: Tips for Travelers to Africa
  2. pp. 22-41
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  1. 3: Republic of Botswana
  2. pp. 42-62
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  1. 4: Ghana
  2. pp. 63-90
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  1. 5: The Maghreb - Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia
  2. pp. 91-121
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  1. 6: Rwanda
  2. pp. 122-155
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  1. 7: South Africa
  2. pp. 156-192
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  1. 8: Tanzania
  2. pp. 193-227
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  1. 9: Uganda
  2. pp. 228-255
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  1. 10: Concluding Thoughts
  2. pp. 256-262
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 263-272
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 273-280
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 281-287
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781611680188
MARC Record
OCLC
715191604
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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