Show Summary Details
Page of

Epidemiology and health policy in Africa 

Epidemiology and health policy in Africa
Chapter:
Epidemiology and health policy in Africa
Author(s):

Luis Sambo

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198703327.003.0006
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE (www.oxfordmedicine.com). © Oxford University Press, 2016. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 17 September 2019

Chapter 6 describes the epidemiological challenges facing Africa, the way in which the wider determinants of health affect the population, and the wider international context within which health systems developed in recent years. It covers how Africa is facing a disproportionately large share of the world’s burden of disease with a tiny part of its resources, and also how Africans, supported by international partners, have tackled these problems with considerable success. It also discusses how some of the intractable public health challenges and underlying systems’ issues remain serious challenges to be tackled in coming years. It concludes with thoughts on how health in Africa has changed in the last 10 years and the need for a more holistic health systems approach in the future.

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.