Africa in the Time of Cholera

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Africa in the Time of Cholera

By Myron Echenberg

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This book combines evidence from natural and social sciences to examine the impact on Africa of seven cholera pandemics since 1817, particularly the current impact of cholera on such major countries as Senegal, Angola, Mozambique, Congo, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Myron Echenberg highlights the irony that this once-terrible scourge, having receded from most of the globe, now kills thousands of Africans annually - Africa now accounts for more than 90 percent of the world's cases and deaths - and leaves many more with severe developmental impairment. Responsibility for the suffering caused is shared by Western lending and health institutions and by often venal and incompetent African leadership. If the threat of this old scourge is addressed with more urgency, great progress in the public health of Africans can be achieved.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> African History

Africa in the Time of Cholera
A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2/28/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139063588
ISBN 13: 9781139063586
Print ISBN: 9781107001497

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