Healthcare Management Strategy, Communication, and Development Challenges and Solutions in Developing Countries

Healthcare Management Strategy, Communication, and Development Challenges and Solutions in Developing Countries

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Healthcare Management Strategy, Communication, and Development Challenges and Solutions in Developing Countries describes the ways in which health services, public health administration, and healthcare policies are managed in developing countries, and how intercultural, intergroup, and mass communication practices weaken development efforts in those countries. The book is suitable for undergraduate students, libraries, and companies involved with government issues, foreign services, public health, third world development, and international business.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 2 Graphs; 2 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739185667
  • 9780739185667

Table of contents

Introduction: Another View of Communication and Healthcare Management in Developing Regions Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi Section One: Theory and Design 1.The Role of Communication in Supporting Health Programs: A Researcher's Perspective and Ethical Considerations Andy O. Alali 2.Social Structural Contexts in Health and Healthcare: Reappraisal of the Roles of Development and Health Communication Srinivas R. Melkote 3.Understanding the Factors Associated with Ill-Health and the Role of Public Health in Africa Mario J. Azevedo Section Two: Health and Communication Policy 4.Nutrition Education and Communication-A Critical Examination of Research and Practice in India SubbaRao M. Gavaravarapu 5.Communicating HIV and AIDS Prevention in India: Identifying Appropriate Health Management Policies for Sustainable Development Ravinda Kumar Vemula 6.Communication for Organizational Adjustment: How to Position Development Institutions for Enhanced Health Communication Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi Section Three: Experiences in the Field: Resources and Practice 7.Persuasion Challenges in Local Communities: Polio Immunization's Failure in Northern Nigeria Cosmos Ikechukwu Eze 8.Changing Food and Nutrition Priorities in the Public Health Agenda of India-An Historical Perspective SubbaRao M. Gavaravrapu Section 4: Implementation of Healthcare Programs: Case Studies and Practitioners' Experiences 9.Bridging Gaps in the Reproductive Health Agendas of Ministries of Health and International Financial Sponsors: UNFPA's Response in Madagascar and Somalia Achu Lordfred 10.Controversies in Public Health: A Case for Prioritizing Integrated Communication in Public Health Interventions in Africa Adebayo Fayoyin Section 5: Health Education: Cultural Factors and Funding 11.HIV/AIDS in Africa: Contradictions, Controversies, and Containment Now Charles C. Okigbo, Nan Yu, and Angella Napakol
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Review quote

This collection of essays-representing management of health care policy, advocacy, and on-the-ground communication strategy-is a must read for scholars and practitioners in developing countries, and program managers in charge of health in international organizations. -- Arvind Singhal, University of Texas at El Paso This collection assesses health management and health communication from indigenous perspectives in contextualized settings. It is a welcome and much needed addition to the literature, which continues to be dominated by Western approaches. -- Jan Servaes, City University of Hong Kong Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi has edited a fantastic book, one that will expand our understanding of healthcare policies in Africa. By assembling a group of outstanding scholars and authors, Ngwainmbi's volume is sure to become one of the classics of the study of African communication styles in health. This should be recommended to all students interested in Africa and communication. -- Molefi Kete Asante, Temple University This volume provides a soup to nuts examination of strategies and solutions for the provision of health services, public health administration, healthcare policy, and advocacy in developing countries using health communications theory and practice. It is an important read for not only health communications specialists but also for social scientists, public health policy experts, and students. -- David Himmelgreen, University of South Florida
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About Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi

Emmanuel K. Ngwainmbi is graduate professor of communication and chair of the Department of Mass Communication at Jackson State University.
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