Disease and mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Published by Published for the World Bank [by] Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.

Subjects:

  • Public health -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Richard G. Feachem, Dean T. Jamison.
ContributionsFeachem, Richard G., 1947-, Jamison, Dean T., World Bank.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA552.S8 D57 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 356 p. :
Number of Pages356
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1534181M
ISBN 100195208269
LC Control Number91011991

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Disease and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa (English) Abstract. This book marks the first step in a new review of health policy - a review that focuses specifically on sub - Saharan Africa. Several factors make this exercise particularly timely: 1) the concern that the economic downturn of the early s may have Cited by: The estimated rate of 61 per 1, in Sub-Saharan Africa, which approximates or exceeds infant mortality in some Sub-Saharan African countries, is inflated by the inclusion of fetal losses, but it does provide some indication of the increasing contribution of congenital disorders to burden of disease and disability as infant mortality rates fall. Over the last 30 years a large international partnership has successfully attacked onchocerciasis. This partnership has defeated the disease in 10 of the 11 countries in West Africa and is making progress in the remaining endemic countries in central Africa and East Africa. The program, spanning 30 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, encompasses more than projects to create a. Neurological disorders are increasingly prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa. The factors that are producing this increased burden include malnutrition, adverse perinatal conditions, malaria, the human immunodeficiency virus and the acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS) and other causes of encephalitis and meningitis, demographic transitions, increased vehicular traffic, and persistent.

  Current data and trends in morbidity and mortality for the sub-Saharan Region as presented in this new edition reflect the heavy toll that HIV/AIDS has had on health indicators, leading to either a stalling or reversal of the gains made, not just for communicable disorders, but for cancers, as well as mental and neurological disorders. Fifteen years have passed since the first edition of Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa (DMSSA-1) was published. Its main purpose was to assist the World Bank's work in the health sector by describing conditions and diseases that contributed most to the overall burden of disease and by identifying ways to prevent and manage these causes of ill health. Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa. Abstract Since the publication of the first edition of "Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa" (report no. ()), many new sources of health and demographic information have become available, including data on trends in HIV infection from antenatal clinic surveillance sites, the first set of African life tables from a growing number of demographic surveillance sites, injury.