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Malaria and Poverty in Africa

by Augustin Kwasi Fosu, Germano Mwabu

Malaria is a serious health and economic problem in Africa, afflicting more than half of the continent's population. Although HIV/AIDS, TB and nutritional deficiencies pose major development problems on the continent, the challenges presented by malaria are of a different kind, because the disease is widespread, persistent and grossly underestimated by the general population. The importance of malaria, along with HIV/AIDS and other diseases in the development agenda, is now recognised in Goal 6 of the Millennium Goals. This book provides the evidence required to design and implement malaria control strategies in Africa. The chapters analyse the nexus between poverty and malaria with a focus on policies that can be implemented at various levels of society to fight the disease. Malaria and Poverty in Africa is the outcome of research sponsored by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC).

ISBN 9789966846631 | 200 pages | 216 x 140 mm | 2007 | University of Nairobi Press, Kenya | Paperback




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