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Global Public HealthA New Era$
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Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199236626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.001.0001

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Public health in Africa

Public health in Africa

Chapter:
(p.161) Chapter 8 Public health in Africa
Source:
Global Public Health
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David Sanders (Contributor Webpage)

Ehi Igumbor

Uta Lehmann

Wilma Meeus

Delanyo Dovlo

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.008

This chapter addresses public health issues relevant to sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It outlines the current health status in SSA in relation to progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); trends in the development of public health services, including health sector reforms, and prospects for the future following some major new public health initiatives. It concludes with an overarching challenge — the need for human capacity to meet the health needs of SSA.

Keywords:   sub-Saharan Africa, public health services, health policy, health initiatives

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