Geographic Dimensions of Health in Africa

Type: Paper
Theme: Geography, GIScience and Health: Building an International Geospatial Health Research Network (IGHRN)
Sponsor Groups: Africa Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Cleveland 1, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
Organizers: Raymond Tutu
Chairs: Raymond Tutu

Call for Submissions

Global health has gained prominence in several Geographic sub-fields. A growing body of literature has emphasized and prioritized the global context for improving health and achieving health equity for all. The importance of place and scale in understanding the spread and prevention of diseases has gained currency in both geographic research and praxis spheres. This session seeks to bring together academics and scholars who are working on research and practice in the area of global health with focus on Africa. The following topics are of particular interest:

• Health literacy and health outcomes
• Neglected tropical diseases across scale
• Communicable and non-communicable diseases
• Aging and quality of life in rural Africa
• Internal migration and health implications
• Immigration, xenophobia, and healthcare
• Global health security
• Nutrition, health, and quality of life
• Health interventions: successes, failures, and lessons

If you are interested, kindly submit your Abstract on the AAG webpage and send your PIN to Raymond Tutu at rtutu@desu.edu for evaluation and subsequent inclusion into the session.


Description

Global health has gained prominence in several Geographic sub-fields. A growing body of literature has emphasized and prioritized the global context for improving health and achieving health equity for all. The importance of place and scale in understanding the spread and prevention of diseases has gained currency in both geographic research and praxis spheres. This session seeks to bring together academics and scholars who are working on research and practice in the area of global health with focus on Africa. The following topics are of particular interest:

• Health literacy and health outcomes
• Neglected tropical diseases across scale
• Communicable and non-communicable diseases
• Aging and quality of life in rural Africa
• Internal migration and health implications
• Immigration, xenophobia, and healthcare
• Global health security
• Nutrition, health, and quality of life
• Health interventions: successes, failures, and lessons


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Katerina Brandt*, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Spatial variability of the relationship between fuel use and respiratory illness in sub-Saharan Africa 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Barbara Kagima*, University of Iowa, Spatial Analysis of Hypertension Screening, Prevalence, and Treatment in Kenya 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Mark Deka*, Texas State University - San Marcos, Multiscale Geospatial Analysis of Tungiasis Disease Transmission Risk in East Africa 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Laura Brianna Gast*, Clinton Health Access Initiative, South Africa, Mbavhalelo Bridget Shandukani, National Department of Health, South Africa (NDOH), Craig Davies, Clinton Health Access Initiative, South Africa, Ryleen Balawanth, Clinton Health Access Initiative, South Africa, Tshililo Eric Raswiswi, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health, Malaria Control Programme, Gillian Malatje, Mpumalanga Department of Health, Malaria Control Programme, Qavanisi Eric Mabunda, Limpopo Department of Health, Malaria Control Programme, Devanand Patrick Moonasar, National Department of Health, South Africa (NDOH), Nearing Malaria Elimination: How Fine-Scale GIS Mapping is Enabling South Africa to Better Understand Malaria Transmission and Optimize Interventions 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Raymond Tutu*, Delaware State University, Sangeeta Gupta, Delaware State University, Janice Desire Busingye, Kampala International University, Health Literacy on Cholera: A Qualitative Examination of Social Context of Health Decision-Making and Access to Health Information in James Town, Accra. 20 9:20 AM

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