Public Health

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Public Health is aimed at clinicians, health managers, and health administrators. The book is divided into four parts each focused on a key question about the health of communities and populations. It also addresses the important challenges of promoting public health and managing healthcare services. The chapters cover:

  • Sources of information about communities and populations
  • Measuring and analysing the causes of health problems
  • Environmental health
  • Promoting good nutrition
  • Preventing infectious and noncommunicable diseases
  • Governance and organisation of healthcare services
  • Finance and procurement
  • Health information systems
  • Managing human resources for health
  • Assessing the performance of health services and,
  • Improving health facilities and services

ISBN (paperback): 978-1-920218-76-8
ISBN (Epub): 978-1-920218-91-1
ISBN (international paperback edition): 978-1-717897-84-8

Contributors to Public Health

The editorial team would like to express gratitude to all the contributors for their expert input and generous knowledge-sharing.

  • Hananja Boshoff, Stellenbosch University. Nutrition.
  • Maria Demjan, Hospice Palliative Care Association of SA. Change Management.
  • Lesley Hodsdon, Worcester Hospital, Western Cape Department of Health. Major incident planning.
  • Sorina Jaftha, Worcester Hospital, Western Cape Department of Health. Finance and Procurement.
  • Wendy Waddington, False Bay Hospital, Western Cape Department of Health. Finance and Procurement.
  • Jana Muller, Stellenbosch University. The health team.
  • Prinitha Pillay and Marije Versteeg-Mojanaga, Rural Health Advocacy Project. Advocacy.

Reviewers of Public Health

The editorial team are grateful to the reviewers for their keen insights and generous gift of time.

  • Liz Wolvaardt. Senior Lecturer, School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria.
  • Astrid Turner. Lecturer, School of Health Systems and Public Health, University of Pretoria.
  • Colette Gunst. District Family Physician, Cape Winelands District and Senior Lecturer, Division of Family Medicine and Primary Care, Stellenbosch University.
  • Guin Lourens. Manager of clinical training programme for community service and interaction, Stellenbosch University. Chair of Rural Nursing South Africa.