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Title:Public health issues in Ghana: practice, interventions and control strategies
Editors:Fobil, Julius
Nonvignon, Justice
Series:University of Ghana readers, Clinical sciences series
City of publisher:Tema
Publisher:For the University of Ghana by Digibooks Ghana Ltd
ISBN:9988199015; 9789988199012
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:public health
health care
health policy
health insurance
child mortality
Abstract:This reader highlights topics in public health, environmental health, epidemiology, climate change, health policy, health informatics, and biostatistics. It presents an interdisciplinary picture of the conditions responsible for health outcomes in the Ghanaian society and examines a broad range of factors which determine disease causation and distribution, and the conditions that must be met in order to minimize the burden of disease in Ghana. Section I: Environment and health - disease determinants and transmission. 1. Estimating age- and sex-specific schedules of the fractions of deaths due to malaria and diarrhea in an urban area using proportional mortality models on routine data (Julius N. Fobil, Alexander Kraemer, Christian G. Meyer amd Juergen May); 2. Hydroelectric-power development: climate change impacts, vulnerabilities, adaptations and health in dam environments in Ghana - a case study (Julius Fobil). Section II: Application of biostatistics and new technologies to the Ghanaian healthcare system. 3. Human resource for e-health care delivery: the state of the Ghanaian health sector (Moses Aikins, Baaba da-Costa Vroom and Samuel K.K. Dery); 4. Designing maternity and child health information systems (Samuel K.K. Dery, Emmanuel Adjei, Gameli Kwame Norgbe). Section III: Disease control in Ghana - interventions strategies and key challenges. 5. The distribution and possible avoidance of competition among Lanistes varicus snails in the Tono irrigation canals in northern Ghana (Francis Anto and Langbong Bimi). Section IV: Strengthening the Ghanaian healthcare system: challenges and prospects. 6. The evolution of health policy and systems research (HPSR) in Ghana: lessons, challenges and the way forward (Irene Akua Agyepong); 7. Ghana's national health insurance scheme: prospects and challenges (Genevieve C. Aryeetey, Justice NOnvignon and Moses Aikins); 8. Trends in child mortality rates in Ghana (Samuel Bosomprah); Way forward (Moses Aikins). [ASC Leiden abstract]