Like the First Edition, this book serves as a guide to the science and art of community health promotion. The last decade of research and development has considerably advanced the science of achieving and maintaining health. In this new edition, international contributors share their experiences and expertise about diverse health promotion and point out areas needing adjustment in community implementation, both on an international and domestic level.

Maintaining Preventive Health Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa: AIDS in Tanzania
Maintaining preventive health efforts in sub-saharan Africa: AIDS in tanzania
Knut-IngeKlepp
Melkiory C.Masatu
Philip W.Setel
Gro Th.Lie

Historically, culturally, and in terms of natural and human resources, the African continent represents an extremely rich and diverse part of the world. For historical reasons, including colonialism and economic exploitation, a large proportion of the people in sub-Saharan Africa do, however, live in extreme poverty today. It is estimated that the actual number of people in this region living in poverty will increase from 180 million in 1985 to 265 million by the year 2000 (World Bank, 1990). The health-related consequences of this poverty can clearly be read from international reports on morbidity and mortality (World Bank, 1993, 1997).

During the past decade, ...

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