Publisher description for Disease and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa / edited by Richard G. Feachem, Dean T. Jamison.


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This book documents the significant changes in the health situation in Sub-Saharan Africa during the past few decades. The authors discover that although there have been advances made as a result of specific intervention from health services, higher educational levels, the impact of better
nutrition, and an improved water supply, the progress has not been uniform throughout the region. They conclude that the nations of the region need to review their national health policies, to abandon old strategies that are not compatible with the new goals, to design programs based on new
approaches, and to make rapid progress in new directions.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Public health -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.