Global public health has improved vastly during the past 25 years, and especially in the survival of infants and young children. However, many of these children, particularly in Africa, continue to live in poverty and in unhealthy, unsupportive environments, and will not be able to meet their developmental potential.
De Haan's Health of southern Africa is a comprehensive introduction to the disciplines of public, community and primary healthcare. Chapters discuss environmental health, epidemiology, communicable and non-communicable diseases as well as genetics and microbiology. All information considers both the global and southern African situations.
Parents of babies and young children are constantly watching and wondering whether their children are reaching their developmental milestones within expected time frames. It is important to keep in mind that each child is unique and that no two children will arrive at these milestones simultaneously.
Community nursing covers communicable health problems, management of community health services, community health practice and assessment, epidemiology and chronic health problems, the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS patients, legislation, and regulations pertinent to the practice of community health.