Public health in african


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Tarig Fadlallah Altahir Ahmed., Michael Ebisi., Chimaobi Nwaizugbu., Reshma Fateh., Spiro Curis and Abdiwali Keynan

It is stated that Africa is the continent with the world’s highest mortality rates, and it is the only continent where deaths from infectious disease still outnumber deaths from chronic disease (1). The people of Africa are often unable to get the care they need because of either lack of health care options in their area or because they are unable to afford proper health care. Public health in Africa is very important, to stop the spread of infectious diseases and to eradicate them (1). Also, the right to health is a universal human right which underpins the continuous call for universal health care. This call is ever more so in developing countries where there is limited access to basic health care. The best and most important way to improve public health in Africa is prevention. Many believe that the best way to reduce the prevalence of a disease is to first find a way to prevent further incidence of the disease. In order to provide effectively improve public health in Africa, health programs should not only focus on providing treatment, but also educating the people of the importance of public health. It is also important that the information being provided to these people are accurate (2).

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