U. Press of New England
Africa; a practical guide for global health workers.
In this guide for those planning to undertake humanitarian and global health work in Africa, contributors offer personal and professional lessons learned from their years working on health projects in Africa. The book's introduction reviews concepts of humanitarianism, global health, and the African context, and offers an overview of agencies that play major roles in global health within Africa. The first chapter provides general tips on preparing for travel and working effectively in African cultures. The book then provides chapters on seven countries and regions, written jointly by US and African medical personnel. Each of these chapters introduces the historical, social, political, economic, environmental, and health issues of each country or region, and describes projects and solutions. A glossary is included. Spielberg is an epidemiologist and social worker. Adams directs Dartmouth Medical School's Global Health Initiative. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)