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  • Public Health Emergency Planning and Management for Districts

    Universities in the Eastern Africa Region have come together to implement an initiative Health Emergency Management Program (HEMP) that will build the capacity of local governments in the region to manage and plan for response to major disasters of public health importance. The Eastern African Region is prone to many natural and technological disasters of different kinds. There is not one...

  • Addressing Diarrhea Through Public Health Action: The Case of an Informal Settlement in Sub-Saharan Africa

    The case concerns an informal settlement with a high prevalence of diarrheal disease in sub-Saharan Africa, and the factors that feed into this situation. The learning aim is to apply a model for intervention – the Public Health Action Cycle, which is based on UNICEF’s Triple A Cycle for nutrition improvement.

  • Public Health Nutrition: Policy and Programming

    This module aims to equip MPH students to critically analyse, identify and plan successful nutrition programmes. There are three units: Unit 1 provides a general overview of the nutrition situation in the world as well as an historical overview of nutrition programmes, and concludes with the identification of the success factors in these programmes. Unit 2 provides a more detailed discussion...

  • Health Promotion I Module Guide

    Health Promotion is an important skill area for Public Health professionals, and is integral to achieving population health. The module covers four main areas, aimed at providing an insight into the concepts, history and applications of Health Promotion. It comprises a brief theoretical understanding of Health Promotion as well as practical skills in planning and implementing effective and...

  • Micronutrient Malnutrition Module Guide

    This module, Micronutrient Malnutrition, aims to equip Public Health professionals with sufficient knowledge of micronutrients to recognise and address the problem of micronutrient deficiency at a community and population level. The module concentrates on four micronutrients, i.e. vitamin A, iron, iodine and zinc that are considered critical to Public Health, particularly in developing...

  • The Revolving Door: Child Malnutrition in Mount Frere, Eastern Cape South Africa: Case Study

    This case study focuses on the multiple factors which feed into under 5 malnutrition (including the social determinants of disease). It is set in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa in 2002. The UNICEF Conceptual Framework is used as a tool for analysis. The case is structured as a short narrative case study followed by an introduction to the UNICEF Conceptual Framework. In addition,...

  • Health Management II Module Guide

    Health Management is considered an important skill area for Public Health professionals. The Health Management II module is thus included as one of the core modules of the Masters Degree in Public Health. The module covers three key management areas: change management, planning and resource management. The concept of change is a recurrent theme across the module. A second underlying theme is...

  • Alcohol Problems: A Health Promotion Approach Module Guide

    This module explores strategies for a population wide (Public health) approach to alcohol problems rather than an individual approach. It explores various consequences of alcohol abuse and presents the research processes used to measure this. The focus is on approaches to preventing alcohol problems, ranging from policy and environmental changes to educational and rehabilitation programmes....

  • Digital Professionalism

    A new initiative teaching first year health science students about their online identity has proven valuable. The importance of communication skills and respect for others through social media is identified and explained. The rapid, expansive and evolving use of social media has prompted the need to interrogate its impact for future health professionals. Students in the Health Sciences...

  • Disability and Social Change A South African Agenda

    This text can be used to support students in disability studies. This powerful volume represents the broadest engagement with disability issues in South Africa yet. Themes include theoretical approaches to and representations of disability, governmental and civil society responses to disability, aspects of education as these pertain to the oppression / liberation of disabled people, social...

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