Historical Perspectives on the State of Health and Health Systems in Africa, Volume II

The Modern Era

  • Mario J. Azevedo

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

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About this book


This book focuses on Africa’s challenges, achievements, and failures over the past several centuries using an interdisciplinary approach that combines theory and fact and evidence-based practices and interventions in public health, and argues that most of the health problems in Africa are not a result of scarce or lack of resources, but of the misconceived and misplaced priorities that have left the continent behind every other on the globe in terms of health, education, and equitable distribution of opportunities and access to (quality) health as agreed by the United Nations member states at Alma-Ata in 1978. 


Health in Africa Post-colonial health systems in Africa Health policy in Africa 20th century African health AIDS epidemic in Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario J. Azevedo
    • 1
  1. 1.Jackson State UniversityJacksonUSA

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  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32563-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32564-4
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