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De Haan's Health of Southern Africa
- Format Soft Cover
- ISBN 9780702186691
- Pages 280
- Edition 10th Edition
- Published 2012
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Now in its tenth edition, the well-loved Health of Southern Africa has been completely updated so that it remains a ‘must-have’ source of information. Updates include information on the National Health Insurance and the re-engineered Primary Health Care System. New topics include a chapter on home accidents and one on infection control. All content focuses on the situation in southern Africa and the local burden of disease.
Chapter 1: Overview of health in southern Africa
Chapter 2: The United Nations and the World Health Organization
Chapter 3:Health policy and systems in South Africa and the southern Africa regions
Chapter 4: Primary healthcare and promoting health through health education
Chapter 5: Epidemiology and health information
Chapter 6: Non-communicable/ lifestyle diseases
Chapter 7: Microbiology and the transmission of infection
Chapter 8: Infection control
Chapter 9: Communicable diseases
Chapter 10: Genetic factors in health and disease
Chapter 11: Sustainable development
Chapter 12: Health needs throughout the lifespan
Chapter 13: Accidents in the home
Chapter 14: Social and mental health
Chapter 15: Safe water and sanitation
Chapter 16: Food security and nutrition
Chapter 17: Environmental sustainability
- A revised chapter on genetics with numerous photographs available on the Juta website to visually illustrate the conditions described.
- A revised chapter on non-communicable diseases/diseases of lifestyle and the South African disease profile so that the student has a good grasp of this core knowledge.
- A new focus on infection control and the concept ‘bundles of care’ so that these important aspects are never forgotten.
- A support site with resources for both the lecturer and student to enrich the teaching and learning experience.