This collection of essays examines the health risks, health programs, and access to healthcare among marginalized communities in Africa. Drawing on rich ethnographic evidence, Environment, Economy, and Health in African Marginal Communities foregrounds the lived experiences and personal knowledge of marginalized peoples and brings scholarly attention to emerging healthcare trends across Africa.
Aderemi Suleiman Ajala is professor of medical anthropology in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Ibadan.
Chapter 1 Issues on Environment, Economy and Health in African Marginal Communities
Chapter 2 Beyond Aesthetics: Socio-Cultural Perspective and the Health Benefits of Selected Plants in Human Environment
Chapter 3 Revitalization of Herbal Medicine: A Challenge to Orthodox Medicine
Chapter 4 Healthcare in Marginal Communities: Experiences of the Chronically Ill in Rural Zimbabwe
Chapter 5 Family Planning Experiences and Reproductive Health Status of Multiparous Women in Kisi Tsoro Internally Displaced Camp (IDC) in Oyo State, Nigeria
Chapter 6 Reflections on Sexual and Reproductive Health Context of Migrant Population in South Africa
Chapter 7 Home Management of Malaria for Under-Five Children by Migrant Mothers Resident in Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, Nigeria
Chapter 8 Malaria Control in Northern Nigeria: Mosquito Eradication Campaign in Sokoto
Chapter 9 Maternal Health Experiences of Women in Farm Settlement Areas of Akwa Ibom State
Chapter 10 Socio-cultural Factors Affecting Menstrual Hygiene among Rural Women in Anaang Communities of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Chapter 11 Socio-Economic and Health Assessment of Internally Displaced Persons in North East Nigeria
Chapter 12 Intergenerational Patterns of Adolescent Sexual Activities: The Impact of the Nigerian Civil war in Abia State, Nigeria
Chapter 13 Reversing the Gains?: Exploring the Implications of the Countercurrents of Conflict on Healthcare Access among Fulani in Rural Communities in Southwestern Nigeria
Chapter 14 Livelihood and Health Challenges in Farm Settlements in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
This collection of essays offers valuable insights on healthcare delivery in many African societies. It is an essential resource for all those seeking to understand the complex interaction between environmental and economic factors and the healthcare system in marginal communities. The essays are timely considering the attention on implementation of the UN Social Development Goals in the Global South.
Drawing on well-researched groundworks on Indigenous use of natural resources, sociocultural factors influencing women's hygiene, population livelihood, and health challenges in rural and urban African communities, Environment, Economy and Health in African Marginal Communities is a necessary ethnography that is a strong resource for students and researchers.