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The Resource The continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa : a workshop summary, Thomas J. Plewes and Kevin Kinsella, rapporteurs ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

The continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa : a workshop summary, Thomas J. Plewes and Kevin Kinsella, rapporteurs ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)

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The continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa : a workshop summary
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The continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa
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a workshop summary
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Thomas J. Plewes and Kevin Kinsella, rapporteurs ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies
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  • The public workshop was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 21-22, 2011. The workshop reviewed the changes that have taken place in the past 15 years in this rapidly moving area of inquiry, updated trends and their implications for health policy, coordinated data analysis across demographic surveillance sites and from new surveys and other sources, considered methodological challenges related to dealing with data from demographic surveillance sites, and explored new theoretical perspectives on demographic modeling and their application to modeling the epidemiological transition
  • The public workshop was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on October 21-22, 2011. The workshop reviewed the changes that have taken place in the past 15 years in this rapidly moving area of inquiry, updated trends and their implications for health policy, coordinated data analysis across demographic surveillance sites and from new surveys and other sources, considered methodological challenges related to dealing with data from demographic surveillance sites, and explored new theoretical perspectives on demographic modeling and their application to modeling the epidemiological transition
  • "Among the poorest and least developed regions in the world, sub-Saharan Africa has long faced a heavy burden of disease, with malaria, tuberculosis, and, more recently, HIV being among the most prominent contributors to that burden. Yet in most parts of Africa-and especially in those areas with the greatest health care needs-the data available to health planners to better understand and address these problems are extremely limited. The vast majority of Africans are born and will die without being recorded in any document or spearing in official statistics. With few exceptions, African countries have no civil registration systems in place and hence are unable to continuously generate vital statistics or to provide systematic information on patterns of cause of death, relying instead on periodic household-level surveys or intense and continuous monitoring of small demographic surveillance sites to provide a partial epidemiological and demographic profile of the population. In 1991 the Committee on Population of the National Academy of Sciences organized a workshop on the epidemiological transition in developing countries. The workshop brought together medical experts, epidemiologists, demographers, and other social scientists involved in research on the epidemiological transition in developing countries to discuss the nature of the ongoing transition, identify the most important contributors to the overall burden of disease, and discuss how such information could be used to assist policy makers in those countries to establish priorities with respect to the prevention and management of the main causes of ill health. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop convened in October 2011 that featured invited speakers on the topic of epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa. The workshop was organized by a National Research Council panel of experts in various aspects of the study of epidemiological transition and of sub-Saharan data sources. The Continuing Epidemiological Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa serves as a factual summary of what occurred at the workshop in October 2011"--
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Plewes, Thomas J
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This study was supported by the National Institutes of Health Award N01-OD-4-2139, Task Order 227 to the National Academy of Sciences.
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  • 2013 B-723
  • WA 950
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2011
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  • Kinsella, Kevin G
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • Workshop on the Continuing Epidemiological Transition in Sub-Saharan Africa
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  • Epidemiologic Methods
  • Health Planning
  • Africa South of the Sahara
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The continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa : a workshop summary, Thomas J. Plewes and Kevin Kinsella, rapporteurs ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
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Contents
The Changing Context of the Transition in sub-Saharan Africa -- Mortality and Causes of Death -- Risk Factor Transitions: Exposures and Comparative Risk Assessment -- The Role of Migration -- Health Financing in sub-Saharan Africa -- Data Collection and Validation in Resource-Poor Settings -- The Epidemiological Transition in Africa: Are There Lessons from Asia? -- Future Research Directions -- Appendix A Workshop Agenda -- Appendix B Participant List -- Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members and Presenters
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OCM1bookssj0000789100
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9780309266482
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000789100
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The continuing epidemiological transition in sub-Saharan Africa : a workshop summary, Thomas J. Plewes and Kevin Kinsella, rapporteurs ; Committee on Population, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, National Research Council of the National Academies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
The Changing Context of the Transition in sub-Saharan Africa -- Mortality and Causes of Death -- Risk Factor Transitions: Exposures and Comparative Risk Assessment -- The Role of Migration -- Health Financing in sub-Saharan Africa -- Data Collection and Validation in Resource-Poor Settings -- The Epidemiological Transition in Africa: Are There Lessons from Asia? -- Future Research Directions -- Appendix A Workshop Agenda -- Appendix B Participant List -- Appendix C Biographical Sketches of Steering Committee Members and Presenters
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000789100
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unknown
Isbn
9780309266482
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000789100

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