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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Health services in Africa: overcoming challenges, improving outcomes
Editor:Akukwe, ChinuaISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Adonis & Abbey
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:health care
health policy
Abstract:The contributors to this 21-chapter collective volume examine the evolution of health care services in Africa, the ongoing national, regional and continental efforts to improve the delivery of health care on the continent, and the direct and indirect obstacles militating against the maturation of the services and their efficient delivery. Following the introductory chapter and five chapters on overarching issues of health services in Africa, including health care finance and resource mobilization (Part 1), the themes covered in parts 2 (specific health service issues) and 3 (a glimpse of the future) include the organization and management of health services; clinical care and teaching hospitals; laboratory services; the role of indigenous knowledge in information campaigns for better health; maternal and child health; mental health in Uganda; the role of the National Army Medical Corps (case study Nigeria); emergency medical services in Ethiopia; primary health care systems and community health; health services research in Africa; inernational health development partnerships; the role of African diaspora health experts; the role of hope in individual well-being; possible strategies for US universities engaged in health care delivery in Africa. Contributors: Anthony Ajemba, Mohammed Akhter, Chinua Akukwe, Amina Salum Ali, Florence Baingana, Titilola Banjoko, Kristen K. Campbell, Ann L. Carter-Obayuwana, Cecilia Chukwu, Leroy R. Charles, Frank J. Cillufo, Kate Douglass, Bience Gawanas, Tenagne Haile-Mariam, Tamara A. Howard, Ndunge Kiiti, Angela Lee, Henry Mbah, Alphonsus O. Obayuwana, Roshelle M. Payes, and John F. Williams. [ASC Leiden abstract]