Socio-cultural Dimensions of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Africa

An Indigenous Response to Deadly Epidemics

  • Godfrey B. Tangwa
  • Akin Abayomi
  • Samuel J. Ujewe
  • Nchangwi Syntia Munung

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Samuel J. Ujewe, Nchangwi Syntia Munung, Akin Abayomi, Godfrey B. Tangwa
    Pages 1-11
  3. Emerging Deadly Pathogens and Clinical Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Gibril Ndow, J. Radeino Ambe, Oyewale Tomori
      Pages 31-40
  4. Social Determinants of EID

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Nchangwi Syntia Munung, Godfrey B. Tangwa, David Houeto, Awa Keita, J. Radeino Ambe, Akin Abayomi
      Pages 61-74
    3. Fuein Vera Kum, Saheed Olayiwola, Njong Mom Aloysius
      Pages 75-90
  5. Global Health and Governance

  6. Ethics and Policy in the Context of EIDs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. J. Radeino Ambe, Francis K. Kombe
      Pages 191-202
    3. Francis K. Kombe, Jennyfer Ambe, Gibril Ndow, Korlia Bonarwolo
      Pages 203-213
    4. Francis K. Kombe, Jennyfer Ambe, Gibril Ndow
      Pages 215-228
    5. Morenike Oluwatoyin Folayan, Bridget Haire, Kristin Peterson, Aminu Yakubu, Jemee Tegli, Brandon Brown
      Pages 229-242
    6. Mbih Jerome Tosam, J. Radeino Ambe, Primus Che Chi
      Pages 243-253 Open Access
  7. Narratives from the Field: The Ebola Virus Disease Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. J. Radeino Ambe, Nchangwi Syntia Munung, Godfrey B. Tangwa
      Pages 271-280

About this book


This volume examines the most important socio-cultural, political, economic, and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases in Africa. The volume covers the work of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET); it looks at the challenges of science education and communication in Africa, the global health and governance of pandemics and epidemics, and more. It looks beyond such threats as Ebola, SARS, and Zika to consider the ways communities have sought to contain these and other deadly pathogens. The chapters provide a better understanding of a global health problem from an African perspective, which help clarify to readers why some responses have worked while others have not.

Overall, the volume captures the state of the art, science, preparedness, and evolution of a topic important to the health of Africa and the world. It has a broad appeal across disciplines, from medical science and biomedical research, through research ethics, regulation and governance, science and health communication, social sciences, and is also of interest to general readers.


Emerging Deadly Pathogens Ebola Global Health and Governance Pandemics and Epidemics SARS ZIKA

Editors and affiliations

  • Godfrey B. Tangwa
    • 1
  • Akin Abayomi
    • 2
  • Samuel J. Ujewe
    • 3
  • Nchangwi Syntia Munung
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Yaounde 1YaoundeCameroon
  2. 2.Global Emerging Pathogen Treatment Consortium (GET) ConsortiumLagosNigeria
  3. 3.Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment ConsortiumLagosNigeria
  4. 4.Department of MedicineUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa

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