International Studies in Population

HIV, Resurgent Infections and Population Change in Africa

Editors: Caraël, Michel, Glynn, Judith (Eds.)

  • New highlights on the current burden of infectious diseases and on major trends in infectious mortality, as well as on the major determinants of infectious disease spread, such as mobility and urbanization, governance, health care systems, poverty and social exclusion.
  • Contribute to a better understanding of the reasons why sub-Saharan Africa is lagging so much behind the other regions of the world in terms of global mortality decline.
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Forty years ago, the age-old battle against infectious diseases as a major threat to human health was believed close to being won. However, by the late twentieth century, the increase of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases was evident in both low and high income countries. About 30 new infectious diseases have been identified in the last 20 years. Among the "new" diseases, and most importantly, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic, with 40 million persons infected and 25 million deaths since its first description, presents one of the most significant health, societal and security challenges facing the global community. The interaction of HIV/AIDS with tuberculosis, malaria and bacterial infections have increased HIV-related morbidity and mortality, and in turn, the HIV pandemic has brought about devastating increases in tuberculosis.

Understanding the population impact and the dynamics of infection diseases in the most affected region is critical to efforts to reduce the morbidity and mortality of such infections, and for decisions on where to use limited resources in the fight against infections.

This book aims to contribute to these efforts by offering a demographic and epidemiological perspective on emerging and reemerging infections in sub-Saharan Africa.

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"Provides a useful series of papers that introduce some key theoretical concepts relevant to demography, infectious disease modeling, and health economics together with some compelling case studies".

Studies in Family Planning, Volume 41, Number 3 (September 2010)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • World Mortality 1950–2000: Divergence Replaces Convergence From the Late 1980s

    Moser, Kath (et al.)

    Pages 11-25

  • The Impact of Population Growth on the Epidemiology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

    Garnett, Geoffrey P. (et al.)

    Pages 27-40

  • Why Child Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa Has Ceased Declining Since the Early 1990s. The Example of Senegal, a Country Where the HIV Epidemic Has Remained at a Low Level

    Pison, Gilles

    Pages 41-65

  • Malaria, Climate Change and Possible Impacts on Populations in Africa

    Githeko, Andrew Karanja

    Pages 67-77

  • Economic Crisis and Changes in Mortality Due to Infectious and Parasitic Diseases in Antananarivo, Madagascar

    Waltisperger, Dominique (et al.)

    Pages 79-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
HIV, Resurgent Infections and Population Change in Africa
Editors
  • Michel Caraël
  • Judith Glynn
Series Title
International Studies in Population
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6174-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6174-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6172-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6173-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 268
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