Did you know that ;
•approximately 15 million people die every year from infectious diseases?
•Most of the people dying from infectious diseases live in developing countries?
•over 300 emerging infectious diseases have been reported between 1940-2004
Infectious Diseases and Rural Livelihood is a book which looks at the effects of rural livelihood and the impact of infectious diseases on health and poverty. It explores cultures and traditions in developing countries and their role in infectious-disease management and prevention. It highlights the associated healthcare systems and how these have contributed to some of the challenges faced, and goes on to elaborate on the significance of community involvement in infectious-disease prevention, management and control. It also emphasizes the importance of surveillance and setting up strategies on infectious-disease management that are favourable for poor communities and developing countries. The book allows students, researchers, healthcare workers, stakeholders and governments to better understand the vicious cycle of health, poverty and livelihoods in developing countries and to develop strategies that can work better in these regions. Read more at https://www.springer.com/us/book/9789811004261