Epidemiological Change and Chronic Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa
Social and historical perspectives
Edited by Megan Vaughan, Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo, and Marissa Mika
Arranged in three parts, ‘Temporalities: Beyond Transition’, ‘Numbers and Categories’ and ‘Local Biologies and Knowledge Systems’, the chapters cover a broad range of subjects and themes, including the trajectory of maternal mortality in East Africa, the African smoking epidemic, the history of sugar consumption in South Africa, causality between infectious and non-communicable diseases in Ghana and Belize, the complex relationships between adult hypertension and paediatric HIV in Botswana, and stories of cancer patients and their families as they pursue treatment and care in Kenya.
In all, the volume provides insights drawn from historical perspectives and from the African social and clinical experience to offer new perspectives on the changing epidemiology of sub-Saharan Africa that go beyond theories of ‘transition’. It will be of value to students and researchers in Global Health, Medical Anthropology and Public Health, and to readers with an interest in African Studies.
Megan Vaughan is Professor of African
History and Health at UCL. Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo is Senior Lecturer in
Public Health at the University of Greenwich. Marissa
Mika is a historian and ethnographer.
Megan Vaughan is Professor of African History and Health at UCL.
Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo is Senior Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Greenwich.
Marissa Mika is a historian and ethnographer.
Format: Open Access PDF
Copyright: © 2021
Publication: January 27, 2021