Historical Perspectives on the State of Health and Health Systems in Africa, Volume I

The Pre-Colonial and Colonial Eras

  • Mario J. Azevedo

Part of the African Histories and Modernities book series (AHAM)

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About this book


This book examines the historical and current state of health and the health of the African people, including the Arab North, impacted by such factors as geography and natural elements, cultural and colonial traditions, and competing biomedical and traditional systems. It also looks at technological advances, poverty and health disparities, utilization of resources, and international presence, as reflected by the work of the World Health Organization, and structural adjustments imposed by the IMF and the World Bank.


Health in Africa Western medicine in Africa traditional medical practices in Africa gender history and medicine in Africa disease and treatment in Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario J. Azevedo
    • 1
  1. 1.Jackson State UniversityJacksonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-32460-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-32461-6
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