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Public Health in Developing Countries

Challenges and Opportunities

Edited by Edlyne Eze Anugwom

University of Nigeria


Niyi Awofeso

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University

Public health entails the use of models, technologies, experience and evidence derived through consumer participation, translational research and population sciences to protect and improve the health of the population. Enhancing public health is of significant importance to the development of a nation, particularly for developing countries where the health care system is underdeveloped, fragile or vulnerable.This book examines progress and challenges with regards to public health in developing countries in two parts: Part 1 “General and Crosscutting Issues in Public Health and Case Studies” and Part 2 “Country-Specific Issues in Public Health.” For example, assuring equity for marginalized indigenous groups and other key populations entails the application of transdisciplinary interventions including legislation, advocacy, financing, empowerment and de-stigmatization. The diverse structural, political, economic, technological, geographical and social landscape of developing countries translates to unique public health challenges, infrastructure and implementation trajectories in addressing issues such as vector-borne diseases and intimate partner violence.This volume will be of interest to researchers, health ministry policy makers, public health professionals and non-governmental organizations whose work entails collaborations with public health systems of developing nations and regions.

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Public Health in Developing CountriesChallenges and OpportunitiesEdited by Edlyne Eze Anugwom

Published: September 9th 2020

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.83134

ISBN: 978-1-78985-874-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-873-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-380-6

Copyright year: 2020

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1. Introductory Chapter: Public Health Afflictions and Challenges in the Developing World

By Edlyne Eze Anugwom


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2. The Global Burden and Perspectives on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and the Prevention, Data Availability and Systems Approach of NCDs in Low-resource Countries

By Melkamu Kassa and Jeanne Grace


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3. Non-Communicable Diseases and Urbanization in African Cities: A Narrative Review

By Kenneth Juma, Pamela A. Juma, Constance Shumba, Peter Otieno and Gershim Asiki


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4. Health Promotion and Its Challenges to Public Health Delivery System in Africa

By Edlyne Eze Anugwom


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5. Understanding the Science of Indigenous Health System: Key to Sustainable Collaborations

By Mbulaheni S. Nemutandani, SJH Hendrick and FM Mulaudzi


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6. Public Health Effects of Wood Fuel in Africa: Bioenergy from Tree Commodities as a Sustainable Remedy

By Serge Mandiefe Piabuo and Janice Tieguhong Puatwoe


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7. Cultural Practices and Health Consequences: Health or Habits, the Choice Is Ours

By Radiance Ogundipe


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8. Mitigating the Hazard of Lightning Injury and Death across Africa

By Mary Ann Cooper, Ronald L. Holle and Richard Tushemereirwe


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9. Leprosy: Prevention and Control

By Vaseem Anjum


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10. Laser Applications in Periodontology

By Sura Dakhil Jassim


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11. Development of a Rough Terrain Wheelchair Design

By Ignatio Madanhire, Loice Gudukeya and Roy Mushonga


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12. Temporal Trend and Inequality in Immunization Coverage in India

By Basant Kumar Panda


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13. Social and Institutional Support in Breast Cancer Management among Elderly Women in Nigeria

By Kenechukwu N. Anugwom


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14. The Health and Economic Costs of Violence against Women and Girls on Survivors, Their Families, and Communities in Ghana

By Gina Alvarado Merino, Stacey Scriver, Jennifer L. Mueller, Lila O’Brien-Milne, Ama P. Fenny and Nata Duvvury


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15. Obesity in School Children in India

By Vangal Krishnaswamy Sashindran and Puja Dudeja


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16. Innovations in Vector-Borne Disease Control in India

By Susanta Kumar Ghosh and Chaitali Ghosh


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