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Skin Disorders in Vulnerable Populations

Causes, Impacts and Challenges

Authors: Mphande, Fingani Annie

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  • First book to explore the impact of neglected skin diseases in resource-poor communities
  • Unique focus on neglected skin diseases through the lens of culture and livelihoods
  • Summarises past and present efforts at the eradication of skin diseases, providing readers with  context to tackle current public health challenges 
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This book focuses on neglected skin diseases and conditions in resource-poor countries through the lens of livelihoods. These diseases, when neglected, not only affect the skin, but also joint movement and physical appearance, severely influencing the lives and livelihoods of individuals and families in vulnerable communities. The book explores why neglected skin diseases thrive in resource-poor countries, and considers how this cycle might be broken by looking at the impact on livelihoods and access to healthcare in affected communities. The research is shaped by three guiding questions: Firstly, why have some measures been successful in one part of a population and not the other? Secondly, what is unique about vulnerable populations in various parts of the world? And thirdly, can the cycle of debilitating skin diseases and conditions in resource-poor countries be broken? In addressing these concerns, the book excavates past and present efforts in public health measures to combat these diseases, considers the impact of culture and livelihoods, and reviews some of the milestones in disease elimination and eradication. This book will be an indispensable source for health service planners, administrators and practitioners working with vulnerable populations, as well as graduate students and researchers in public health. 


About the authors

Dr. Fingani Annie Mphande is a molecular biologist and microbiologist with extensive experience in infectious disease research in developing countries. She has a PhD in infection biology from the Karolinksa Institute in Sweden, a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Applied Food Microbiology from the University of Botswana, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. During her career, she has authored a number of publications in peer reviewed journals, as well as a book Infectious Diseases and Rural Livelihood in Developing Countries, which addresses the cycle of poverty, health and livelihood in resource-poor countries. She has worked with infectious diseases, looking at host-parasite interactions, vector management, as well as conducting an analysis and annotation of parasite genomes (Plasmodium genome). She is currently an independent consultant at TIA-Bio Consulting, focusing on diseases affecting vulnerable populations and resource-poor countries.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Skin Disorders in Vulnerable Populations
Book Subtitle
Causes, Impacts and Challenges
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-3879-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-3879-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-3878-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 179
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 35 illustrations in colour
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