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Allergic Disorders in Africa and Africans: Is it Primarily a Priority?

Mbugi, E. V. and Chilongola, J. O. (2010) Allergic Disorders in Africa and Africans: Is it Primarily a Priority? The World Allergy Organization journal, 3 (5). pp. 175-81. ISSN 1939-4551

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In Africa, the burden of some diseases has been a problem for centuries. The spectrum of African diseases includes allergies, infections, nutritional deficiencies, and natural disasters. Efforts made by scientists to search for possible means of disease control have been outstanding; however, in some infections, solutions are still out of reach. In disease control programs, it might be worthwhile to pay attention to the most striking diseases than merely follow a holistic approach. This short review tackles the problems of allergy and allergens in Africa as compared with other disease burdens that may suggest the need for a more balanced approach based on priority.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Allergy, health financing, nutrition, natural disaster, Allergens, Africa
Subjects: Health Systems > Community Health
Divisions: Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2013 06:41
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2013 06:41

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