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Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology for Developing Countries

Editors: Okonofua, F.E., Balogun, J.A., Odunsi, K., Chilaka, V.N. (Eds.)

  • Offers comprehensive and current knowledge on obstetric and gynecological care in developing nations, with a particular focus on Africa
  • Updated to include 25+ new chapters, including new coverage of reproductive health, gynecological cancers, and research methods
  • Written by a multidisciplinary, international expert team, both from developing, particularly in Africa, and developed countries
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About this Textbook

This book is a comprehensive and easy-to-read guide to obstetrics and gynecology in developing countries. Although significant progress has been made towards the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity globally, they are still unacceptably high in developing countries. This can be directly or indirectly tied to poor quality maternal health care and lack of access to cost-effective, comprehensive healthcare. Health practitioners in developing countries also contend with trying to keep abreast of recent developments in obstetrics and gynecology while dealing with lack of time, resources, and access to relevant information. This textbook was thus created by experts in obstetrics and gynecology with extensive experience in African clinical settings and consultants in developed countries to teach proper and accurate diagnosis, treatment and management of gynecologic and obstetric health issues within the context of developing countries.

This second edition has been fully updated throughout with an added 25+ chapters that cover topics such as reproductive health, gynecological cancers and research methods. The book is divided into six sections: Women’s Reproductive Health; Obstetrics; Medical and Surgical Disorders in Pregnancy; General Gynecology; Gynecological Malignancies; Health Systems Organization, Research Methodology and Biostatistics. These section topics have been carefully covered by expert authors with the use of valid scientific data, policy instruments, and adapted to the cultural and social context of developing countries, with particular in depth coverage of conditions that have greater prevalence and incidence in developing countries. Each chapter also focuses on filling gaps in knowledge with a distinct pedagogical approach, starting with a set of learning objectives and ending with key takeaways for the chapter.

This is an ideal guide for residents, medical students, practitioners of obstetrics and gynecology, midwives, general practitioners, and pediatricians, particularly those working in developing companies.

About the authors

Friday E. Okonofua, MD, PhD, is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science and the African Academy of Science. He is a professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of the University of Medical Sciences in Ondo State, Nigeria. He is also the Centre Leader of the World Bank funded Africa Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation at the University of Benin, Nigeria. He is a global champion of women’s health, an area on which he has published 294 articles. He has served as Honorary Adviser on Health to President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria, as the Executive Director of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, and as member of the International Advisory Board of the MacArthur Foundation, among several other positions.

Joseph A. Balogun, PT, PhD, is Distinguished University Professor at Chicago State University, USA. He is also Emeritus Professor of Physiotherapy, and Associate Director of Research Development and Innovation at the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo City, Nigeria. He is the founder and President/CEO of Joseph Rehabilitation Centre; a social service organisation at Tinley Park, Illinois that provides community-integrated living arrangement services for adults with disabilities. He has authored two books, ten book chapters, and technical compendia, 110 articles, and 24 peer-reviewed conference abstracts and proceedings. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health, Fellow of the Academy of Science, Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy, and Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. He has authored four books, 20 book chapters, and technical compendia, 170 articles, and 24 peer-reviewed conference abstracts and proceedings.

Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD is Deputy Director, The Robert, Anne & Lew Wallace Endowed Chair in Cancer Immunotherapy, Executive Director of the Center for Immunotherapy, Professor, Department of Immunology and Chair and the M. Steven Piver Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, NY.

Victor N. Chilaka, MD is Senior Consultant at Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar. Assistant Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology Weil Cornell Medicine Qatar. 

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: September 11, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-75385-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Pre-ordered printed titles are excluded from promotions.
  • Due: August 14, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-75384-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contemporary Obstetrics and Gynecology for Developing Countries
Editors
  • Friday E. Okonofua
  • Joseph A. Balogun
  • Kunle Odunsi
  • Victor N. Chilaka
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75385-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75385-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75384-9
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
X, 800
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 113 illustrations in colour
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