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Health Communication and Disease in Africa

Beliefs, Traditions and Stigma

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Addresses different health issues across the African continent, bringing together multidisciplinary authors from across Africa and the rest of the world

  • Highlights and critically examines the social cultural and economic factors in public understanding of health and illness in Africa

  • Provides recommendations about how to overcome the identified obstacles and improve uptake of health information

  • Uniquely advocates for the combination of traditional communication strategies with western or mainstream media approaches

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Global Inequalities in Health and Africa

      • Bankole Falade, Mercy Murire
      Pages 3-17
  3. Conceptual Approaches

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
  4. Risk Perception and Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 157-157
  5. Mental Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 247-247
    2. Culture and Mental Healthcare Access in the Moroccan Context

      • Sophia El Ouazzani, Inmaculada Zanga-Martin, Rochelle Burgess
      Pages 249-270
  6. Communities, Western and Indigenous Communication

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 287-287

About this book

‘This book will be of great value to health practitioners and policy-makers, researchers
and students. Chapters showcase a range of theoretical approaches to health
communication skilfully linked by the editors’ Introductory and Concluding chapters.
Together they provide the basis for a theoretical toolkit for the development of
actionable understandings of the processes through which abstract scientific
knowledge is communicated to real people in real contexts – and the social and
psychological factors that mediate the success of a communication.
It presents a compelling vision of an approach that is deeply rooted in African
scholarship.’
— Catherine Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology, Department
of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics and
Political Science, UK

Bankole Falade is a research fellow with the South African Research Chair in

Science Communication, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Visiting

Fellow, Department of Psychological and Behavioural Sciences, London School of

Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom. His research interests are in

science and health communication.

 

Mercy Murire is a Senior researcher at the Wits Reproductive Health Institute

(WRHI) and a researcher at University of Witwatersrand with the school of clinical

medicine. Her research interests are in psychology and public health focusing on

the intersections between sexual and reproductive health (SRH), mental health,

sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV prevention, HIV stigma, contraceptives,

and gender-based violence in adolescent girls and young women.

Keywords

  • Health communication
  • communication studies
  • Africa health beliefs
  • community health
  • social psychology
  • indigenous knowledge
  • social representations
  • HIV/AIDS
  • sex work
  • witchcraft
  • public understanding of science

Reviews

This book will be of great value to health practitioners and policy-makers, researchers
and students. Chapters showcase a range of theoretical approaches to health
communication skilfully linked by the editors’ Introductory and Concluding chapters.
Together they provide the basis for a theoretical toolkit for the development of
actionable understandings of the processes through which abstract scientific
knowledge is communicated to real people in real contexts – and the social and
psychological factors that mediate the success of a communication.
It presents a compelling vision of an approach that is deeply rooted in African
scholarship.
— Catherine Campbell, Emeritus Professor of Social Psychology, Department
of Psychological and Behavioural Science, London School of Economics and
Political Science, UK

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-16-2546-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)