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.