This book examines prevailing human health problems in political, socioeconomic, cultural, and physical/biotic settings of health practitioners and planners in Ethiopia. It also evaluates modern and traditional health resources and examines the occurrence of nonvectored communicable diseases.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Editors’ Notes -- Introduction -- The Physical and Socioeconomic Environment, the Population, Nutrition, and Disasters -- Movement Toward Modernization: A Century of Progress -- The Physical and Biotic Environment -- Population -- The Economy, with Particular Reference to the Agricultural Sector -- Food, Diet, and Nutrition -- Famine and Malnutrition -- Health Impacts of War -- Health Services and Sexually Transmitted and Other Nonvectored Diseases -- Modern Health Services -- Traditional Medicine -- Water Supply and Sanitation -- Childhood Diseases and Immunization -- Acute Childhood Diarrhea -- Viral Hepatitis -- Intestinal Parasitism -- Eye Diseases and Blindness -- Leprosy -- Tuberculosis -- Meningococcal Meningitis -- Sexually Transmitted Diseases -- Social Aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology -- AIDS -- Vector-Borne Diseases -- Malaria -- Trypanosomiasis -- Onchocerciasis -- Leishmaniasis -- Yellow Fever and Other Arboviral Diseases -- Relapsing Fever -- Typhus and Other Rickettsial Diseases -- Schistosomiasis -- Chronic Noninfectious Diseases, Injuries, Mental Health, and Other Health Problems -- Chronic Noninfectious Diseases of Adults -- Diabetes Mellitus -- Podoconiosis (Nonfilarial Elephantiasis) -- Fluorosis -- Dental Health -- Unintentional and Intentional Injuries -- Neurological Disorders -- Mental Illness -- Other Diseases -- Conclusion: Prospects of the Future
"Helmut Kloos, PhD, formerly Associate Professor of medical geography, Department of Geography, Addis Ababa University; presently Research Associate, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco. Zein Ahmed Zein, Dr Med, MPH, formerly Associate Professor of public health and Dean, Gonder College of Medical Sciences, Gonder; presently Research Associate, UNICEF, Sana’a, Yemen."