This book examines prevailing human health problems in political, socioeconomic, cultural, and physical/biotic settings of health practitioners and planners in Ethiopia. It also evaluates modern and traditional health resources and examines the occurrence of nonvectored communicable diseases.

chapter 1|6 pages


ByHelmut Kloos, Zein Ahmed Zein

part Part One|126 pages

The Physical and Socioeconomic Environment, the Population, Nutrition, and Disasters

chapter 2|20 pages

Movement Toward Modernization: A Century of Progress

ByPaul B. Henze

chapter 3|17 pages

The Physical and Biotic Environment

ByHelmut Kloos

chapter 4|20 pages


ByAssefa Hailemariam, Helmut Kloos

chapter 5|17 pages

The Economy, with Particular Reference to the Agricultural Sector

ByDejene Aredo

chapter 6|18 pages

Food, Diet, and Nutrition

ByAberra Bekele, Zewdie Wolde-Gebriel, Helmut Kloos

chapter 7|18 pages

Famine and Malnutrition

ByHelmut Kloos, Bernt Lindtjørn

chapter 8|12 pages

Health Impacts of War

ByHelmut Kloos

part Part Two|205 pages

Health Services and Sexually Transmitted and Other Nonvectored Diseases

chapter 9|22 pages

Modern Health Services

ByWorkneh Kassie, Helmut Kloos

chapter 10|22 pages

Traditional Medicine

ByNorbert L. Vecchiato

chapter 11|12 pages

Water Supply and Sanitation

ByGabre Amanuel Teka

chapter 12|11 pages

Childhood Diseases and Immunization

ByShewatatek Lidetu, Gebreselassie Okubagzhi

chapter 13|10 pages

Acute Childhood Diarrhea

ByCharles P. Larson, Tigest Ketsela

chapter 14|10 pages

Viral Hepatitis

ByEdemariam Tsega

chapter 15|13 pages

Intestinal Parasitism

ByHelmut Kloos, Tesfa-Michael Tesfa-Yohannes

chapter 16|14 pages

Eye Diseases and Blindness

ByWondu Alemayehu, Assefa Cherinet

chapter 17|14 pages


ByDebrezion Berhe, Rawleigh C. Howe, Tadele Tedla, Dominique Frommel

chapter 18|20 pages


ByRichard M. Hodes, Mogues Azbite

chapter 19|9 pages

Meningococcal Meningitis

ByTadele Tedla

chapter 20|12 pages

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

ByWorkneh Feleke, Helmut Kloos

chapter 21|12 pages

Social Aspects of Obstetrics and Gynecology

ByM. E. Duncan, Letebirhan Mehari, Gerard Tibaux, Andrée Pelzer

chapter 22|19 pages


ByLev Khodakevich, Debrework Zewdie

part Part Three|86 pages

Vector-Borne Diseases

chapter 23|12 pages


ByAssefa Nega Tulu

chapter 24|14 pages


ByEphraim Mamo

chapter 25|8 pages


ByZein Ahmed Zein

chapter 26|14 pages


ByAsrat Hailu, Dominique Frommel

chapter 27|9 pages

Yellow Fever and Other Arboviral Diseases

ByMerid Mekonnen, Helmut Kloos

chapter 28|8 pages

Relapsing Fever

ByE.H.O. Parry, George E. Griffin

chapter 29|6 pages

Typhus and Other Rickettsial Diseases

ByEyassu Habte-Gabr

chapter 30|12 pages


ByHelmut Kloos

part Part Four|96 pages

Chronic Noninfectious Diseases, Injuries, Mental Health, and Other Health Problems

chapter 31|12 pages

Chronic Noninfectious Diseases of Adults

ByFrances T. Lester

chapter 32|9 pages

Diabetes Mellitus

ByFrances T. Lester

chapter 33|6 pages

Podoconiosis (Nonfilarial Elephantiasis)

ByErnest W. Price, Dominique Frommel

chapter 34|7 pages


ByHelmut Kloos, Redda Tekle-Haimanot

chapter 35|9 pages

Dental Health

BySimon Stretton-Downes

chapter 36|10 pages

Unintentional and Intentional Injuries

ByCharles P. Larson, Tadele Dessie

chapter 37|9 pages

Neurological Disorders

ByRedda Tekle-Haimanot

chapter 38|14 pages

Mental Illness

ByMesfin Araya, Frances E. Aboud

chapter 39|9 pages

Other Diseases

ByHelmut Kloos, Zein Ahmed Zein

chapter 40|4 pages

Conclusion: Prospects of the Future

ByHelmut Kloos, Zein Ahmed Zein