Chapter 1:Skin Diseases; Need For Attention.- Chapter 2:Types Of Skin Disease And Their Causes.- Chapter 3:Impact of Skin Diseases in limited Resource Countries.- Chapter 4:Prevention, Treatment And Control Of Skin Diseases.- Chapter 5:Potential Public Health Measures To Tackle Skin Diseases.- Chapter 6:Case Studies.- Chapter 7:Reducing Burden Of Disease.- Chapter 8:Milestones; Disease Elimination Success Stories.
This book focuses on neglected skin diseases and conditions in resource-poor countries through the lens of livelihoods. These diseases, when neglected, not only affect the skin, but also joint movement and physical appearance, severely influencing the lives and livelihoods of individuals and families in vulnerable communities. The book explores why neglected skin diseases thrive in resource-poor countries, and considers how this cycle might be broken by looking at the impact on livelihoods and access to healthcare in affected communities. The research is shaped by three guiding questions: Firstly, why have some measures been successful in one part of a population and not the other? Secondly, what is unique about vulnerable populations in various parts of the world? And thirdly, can the cycle of debilitating skin diseases and conditions in resource-poor countries be broken? In addressing these concerns, the book excavates past and present efforts in public health measures to combat these diseases, considers the impact of culture and livelihoods, and reviews some of the milestones in disease elimination and eradication. This book will be an indispensable source for health service planners, administrators and practitioners working with vulnerable populations, as well as graduate students and researchers in public health.
Dr. Fingani Annie Mphande is a molecular biologist and microbiologist with extensive experience in infectious disease research in developing countries. She has a PhD in infection biology from the Karolinksa Institute in Sweden, a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Applied Food Microbiology from the University of Botswana, and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Malawi, Chancellor College. During her career, she has authored a number of publications in peer reviewed journals, as well as a book Infectious Diseases and Rural Livelihood in Developing Countries, which addresses the cycle of poverty, health and livelihood in resource-poor countries. She has worked with infectious diseases, looking at host-parasite interactions, vector management, as well as conducting an analysis and annotation of parasite genomes (Plasmodium genome). She is currently an independent consultant at TIA-Bio Consulting, focusing on diseases affecting vulnerable populations and resource-poor countries.