Prevention and Control of Parasitic Diseases in Tropical Africa: The Main Issues

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University Press PLC, 1992 - Parasitic diseases - 199 pages
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In this unique book, Ukoli explores the main issues to be confronted in the formulation of policies and implementation of preventive and control measures against parasitic diseases in tropical Africa. The high prevalence of parasitic diseases, along with poverty, hunger and squalor, is anindisputable index of underdevelopment and a reliable indicator for assessing the health profile of the less developed countries of tropical Africa. However, though the fundamental principles of the various preventive and control measures are common knowledge, they do not seem to be yielding thedesired results in tropical Africa. The provision of safe water and improvement of general sanitation which are fundamental to freedom from parasitic disease, along with other measures, are frustrated by acute financial, infrastructural and manpower contraints. Ukoli examines the implications ofthese issues and their socio-cultural and socio-economic impact in this fascinating study.

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F. M. A. Ukoli, Vice-Chancellor, Delta State University, Abraka.

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