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Title Global health in Africa : historical perspectives on disease control / edited by Tamara Giles-Vernick and James L.A. Webb, Jr.
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource
Series Perspectives on global health
Perspectives on global health.
Note "Global Health in Africa had its beginnings in 2008, at a one-day workshop at Princeton University"--Acknowledgements.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Public health -- Africa -- Congresses.
Medical policy -- Africa -- Congresses.
Africa -- Social conditions -- Congresses.
Public health -- International cooperation -- Congresses.
Genre Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Introduction / James L.A. Webb, Jr., and Tamara Giles-Vernick -- The long history of smallpox eradication : lessons for global health in Africa / William H. Schneider -- The first large-scale use of synthetic insecticide to control malaria in tropical Africa : lessons from Liberia, 1945-62 / James L.A. Webb, Jr -- A genealogy of treatment as prevention (TasP) : prevention, therapy, and the tensions of public health in Africa / Guillaume Lachenal -- The true fiasco : the treatment and prevention of severe acute malnutrition in Uganda, 1950-74 / Jennifer Tappan -- People, great apes, disease, and global health in the northern forests of equatorial Africa / Tamara Giles-Vernick and Stephanie Rupp -- Defenseless bodies and violent afflictions in a global world : blood, iatrogenesis, and hepatitis C transmission in Egypt / Anne Marie Moulin -- "Snake in the belly" : Africa's unhappy experience with cholera during the seventh pandemic, 1971 to the present / Myron Echenberg -- Male circumcision and HIV control in Africa : questioning scientific evidence and the decision-making process / Michel Garenne, Alain Giami, and Christophe Perrey -- Heroin use, trafficking, and intervention approaches in Sub-Saharan Africa : local and global contexts / Sheryl McCurdy and Haruka Maruyama.
Summary Global Health in Africa is a first exploration of selected histories of global health initiatives in Africa. The collection addresses some of the most important interventions in disease control, including mass vaccination, large-scale treatment and/or prophylaxis campaigns, harm reduction efforts, and nutritional and virological research. The chapters in this collection are organized in three sections that evaluate linkages between past, present, and emergent. Part I, "Looking Back," contains four chapters that analyze colonial-era interventions and reflect upon their implications for contempo.
Other Author Giles-Vernick, Tamara, 1962- editor.
Webb, James L. A., Jr., 1952- editor.
Other Title Print version: Global health in Africa 9780821420676