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[As study after study has pointed out, the health care systems in Africa pay little attention to the critical interface between education and good health, especially when it comes to the education of women and mothers, who are the primary line of defense against child diseases, and perform...
[This chapter assesses the achievement of the eight MDS goals and their subsections by the countries that subscribed to them. The reader is reminded that this issue is still in progress and the following assessment relies mainly on the WHO annual reports, the series of comprehensive global...
[A second generation of leaders has now assumed power in Africa, replacing those who inherited the colonial state following independence during the 1960s and 1970s and, in a few cases thereafter. Since independence, two or three governing trends have become clear on the continent. Foremost, it...
[This chapter begins with general remarks about the health and health status of North Africa followed by a discussion of the conditions in each individual country often lumped together as the Maghreb and the Middle East. As a result, some individual observations may be a contrast to, or overlap...
[For Africa, international health financial organizations, such as the United Nations (UN) through the World Health Organization, and bi-lateral assistance programs represent a curse and a blessing simultaneously. While they provide needed assistance and help meet the health needs of Africans,...
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