Africa in the Time of Cholera (BOK)

Myron Echenberg

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This book combines evidence from natural and social sciences to examine the impact on Africa of seven cholera pandemics since 1817, particularly the current impact of cholera on such major countries as Senegal, Angola, Mozambique, Congo, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Myron Echenberg highlights the irony that this once-terrible scourge, having receded from most of the globe, now kills thousands of Africans annually - Africa now accounts for more than 90 percent of the world's cases and deaths - and leaves many more with severe developmental impairment. Responsibility for the suffering caused is shared by Western lending and health institutions and by often venal and incompetent African leadership. If the threat of this old scourge is addressed with more urgency, great progress in the public health of Africans can be achieved.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Myron Echenberg
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521188203
Antall sider 232 Dimensjoner 21,6cm x 22,8cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 326 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd