Socio-cultural Dimensions of Emerging Infectious Diseases in Africa, 1st ed. 2019
An Indigenous Response to Deadly Epidemics

Coordinators: Tangwa Godfrey B., Abayomi Akin, Ujewe Samuel J., Munung Nchangwi Syntia

Language: Anglais

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This volume examines the most important socio-cultural, political, economic, and policy issues related to emerging infectious diseases in Africa. The volume covers the work of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET); it looks at the challenges of science education and communication in Africa, the global health and governance of pandemics and epidemics, and more. It looks beyond such threats as Ebola, SARS, and Zika to consider the ways communities have sought to contain these and other deadly pathogens. The chapters provide a better understanding of a global health problem from an African perspective, which help clarify to readers why some responses have worked while others have not.

Overall, the volume captures the state of the art, science, preparedness, and evolution of a topic important to the health of Africa and the world. It has a broad appeal across disciplines, from medical science and biomedical research, through research ethics, regulation and governance, science and health communication, social sciences, and is also of interest to general readers.

Chapter 1: Introduction (Editors).- Part 1: Emerging Deadly Pathogens and Clinical Practice.- Chapter 2: How and Why the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium was Created (Akin Abayomi &  Diran Makinde).- Chapter 3: Deadly Emerging Pathogens: the Science and an Historical Overview (Felix I. Ikuomola).- Chapter 4: A blood component therapeutic strategy for Africa for routine and public health crises. The Science and Anthropology. (MagdyElkieby, SahrGevao, Thierry Burnouf, Godfrey Tangwa).- Part 2: Social Determinants of Emerging Infectious Diseases.- Chapter 5: Global Emerging Pathogens, Anthropology, Sociology and Culture (Morenike Ukpong &  David Houeto).- Chapter 6: Global Emerging Pathogens and the Challenges of Science Education and Communication in Africa (Elizabeth Rasekoala ).- Chapter 7: Clinical Management of Lassa Fever in West Africa- Socio-Cultural Challenges (Godsent Chichebem Isiguzo and Micheal Iroezindu).- Chapter 8: Socio-Cultural and Economic Concerns and Considerations on the Use of Convalescent Blood or Plasma for the Management of Ebola Virus Disease and Similar Emerging Pathogens in Africa (Syntia, Godfrey David, Awa, Jennyfer, Akin).- Part 3: Global Health and Governance.- Chapter 9: Between the Science, Policy, Politics and Economics (Akin Abayomi, Titi Akosa& Obadiah Moyo).- Chapter 10: Global Emerging Pathogens and the (Prescriptive) Role of the World Health Organization (Godfrey B. Tangwa &  Mohammed Afolabi).- Chapter 11: Global Emerging Pathogens, public health crises, global security and the role of the AU and universalization of international conventions (BWC and UN 1540) (Akin Abayomi, Rebecca Katz and Scott Spence).- Chapter 12: Novel Pathogens and North-South Cooperation (Nchangwi  Munung & Odile O. O. Oukem-Boyer).- Chapter 13: Africans in the diaspora: What is our role? (Ken Ugwu,  Makeda and Lungi).- Part 4: Ethics and Policy in the Context of EID.- Chapter 14: Justice, Human Rights and the Problems of Pandemics and Epidemics in Sub-Saharan Africa (Frank A. Abumere).- Chapter 15: Scientific Response to Deadly Novel Epidemics: The Role of Ethics and Good Clinical Practices (Francis Kombe & Jennyfer Ambe).- Chapter 16: Context and Ethical Challenges  During the Last Ebola Outbreak in West Africa (Jennyfer Ambe and Francis Kombe).- Chapter 17: Insufficiency of Pathogen Focused Approaches for Managing Deadly Infectious Diseases in Africa: Harmonising the Roles of Governments, Health Systems and Populations (Samuel J. Ujewe &  Alice Mungwa).- Chapter 18: African Dynamics in Public Health Ethics: Towards Inclusive Ethical Standards for Future Epidemics (Samuel J Ujewe).- Chapter 19: Global Emerging Pathogens and Poverty: An Ethical Analysis (Chi Primus Che and Mbih Jerome Tosam).- Part 5: Narratives from the 2014 Ebola Epidemic in West Africa.- Chapter 20: In and Out of the Laboratory: How Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea Coped with the Ebola Epidemic 2014-2015 (SahrGeevao, Brian Conton, Jerry Brown).- Chapter 21: Beyond mere Statistics: Case Studies from the Field during the Ebola Epidemic in West Africa (Jennyfer Ambe,  Nchangwi Munung).- Chapter 22: Lagos the metropolis mega city:How the Mega-City of Lagos Handled an Outbreak of the Ebola Disease (Jide Idris and Adesina Fagbenro).
Godfrey Tangwa: Godfrey B. Tangwa is emeritus professor of the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon, where he was Head of the Department of Philosophy from 2004-2009. He is a Fellow of the Cameroon Academy of Sciences (CAS), the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), Vice Chairperson of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative (CAMBIN) which he founded in 2005, an executive committee member of the Pan-African Bioethics Initiative (PABIN) and Chairperson of the Cultural, Anthropological, Social and Economic (CASE) work group of the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium (GET). He has extensive teaching and research experience in the domains of philosophy and bioethics. He obtained a BA (1977) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, an MA (1979) from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile Ife, and a PhD (1984) from the University of Ibadan, all in Nigeria. He has served on several expert advisory committees for the WHO, has been a member of the Scientific Ethics Advisory Group (SEAG) of Hoffmann La Roche since 2005 and is currently also an advisory board member of both ALERRT and SARETI. Professor Tangwa's publications' record shows about 10 books, 35 book chapters and 45 journal articles.

Akin Abayomi is Professor of Medicine at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research in Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to that he was the Chief Pathologist and Head of the Division of Haematology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa. A specialist in internal medicine and haematology, environmental health and biosecurity, Professor Abayomi studied at the Royal Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the University of London where he attained his first graduate degree in medicine. He has obtained fellowships from the Royal College of Medicine and Pathology in the United Kingdom and the College of Medicine of South Africa. He has worked in several
Provides an interdisciplinary approach to a global health problem

Covers a wide range of socio-cultural, political, economic, and policy issues related to deadly pathogens

Provides information and experiences from the African perspective that can clarify why some responses have worked and others have not