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Now in its eleventh edition, De Haan’s Health of Southern Africa has been updated so that it is aligned with new as well as legacy nursing qualifications, and remains a ‘must-have’ source of information. Text on the Sustainable Development Goals, antimicrobial stewardship and infection control practices surrounding Ebola have been added. The three chapters on environmental health have been revised and strengthened. 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 chapter on genetics linked to photographs on the Juta website which illustrate the conditions described.
• A chapter on non-communicable diseases/diseases of lifestyle and the southern African disease profile.
• A new focus on infection control and the concept ‘bundles of care’ to reinforce these important aspects.
• A support site with resources for lecturers and students to enrich the teaching and learning experience.