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Applying an Ecosystem Approach to Community Health Research in Ghana: A Case Study

  • Crescenti Y. DakuboEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter discusses an ecohealth project that was conducted in a small rural community in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Ghana is located along the West Coast of Africa and has often been referred to as an “island of peace” because of the longstanding tranquility that exist in the country, compared to others in the west africa sub-region. Ghana has population of about 23 million, with about half the population living in rural areas. The population growth rate is estimated at 2.6% with a total fertility rate of 4.0 (WHO Country Profile).

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Burning Corn Economic Crisis Transportation Pneumonia 
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  1. 1.Thunder BayCanada

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