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Title:Topical issues in maternal and child health in Ghana
Editor:Welbeck, Jennifer E.
Series:University of Ghana readers, Clinical sciences series
City of publisher:Tema
Publisher:For the University of Ghana by Digibooks Ghana Ltd
ISBN:9988201494; 9789988201494
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:maternal and child health care
child mortality
maternal mortality
child abuse
Abstract:Relatively more children in Ghana are surviving their early years than previously. Though Ghana still has a high burden of infectious diseases, gains continue to be made in expanding vaccination programmes, promoting infant and young child nutrition and implementing disease-specific control programmes. An epidemiologic transition is indeed occurring: non-communicable, chronic disorders have come to contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality. The contributors to this collective volume address the current challenges faced by clinicians, highlight paediatric research, and discuss past and present clinical and advocacy efforts. Chapters: Brief history of child health in Korle Bu (Adziri H. Sackey); New-born deaths: a major challenge to achieving Millennium Development Goals (Christabel C. Enweronu-Laryea and Jenntfer E. Welbeck); Child development services: the key to increasing economic gain and preventing developmental disorders and disability in Ghana (Edem M. Tette); The child who does not speak: the face of autism in Accra (Ebenezer V. Badoe); Child abuse in Ghana: a 4-year tertiary centre experience; Outcome of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at the paediatric oncology unit, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana: a 5-year review (Catherine I. Segbefia, Lorna A. Renner, Novisi Baeta,Janet E. Neequaye, Yvonne A. Dei-Adomakoh and lvy Ekem); Burkitt's lymphoma research (Janet E. Neequaye and Catherine I. Segbefia); Paediatric HIV Care (Lorna A. Renner and Bamenla Q. Goka); Evolution of resistance and treatment policy for malaria in Ghana (George O. Adjei and Bamenla Q. Goka); Dying to give life: the case of maternal deaths in Ghana (Samuel A. Oppong); Caesarean section (CS): developmentaI history, outcomes and new trends including CS for maternal request (Joseph D. Seffah); Cervical incompetence in contemporary obstetric practice (Henry N. Laryea); lmproving maternaI health: are we involving our men? (Roseline D. Doe); The way forward (Bamenla Q. Goka, Lorna A. Renner and Samuel A. Oppong. [ASC Leiden abstract]