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Document ID (ISN)69756
CIS number 97-1522
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Loewenson R.
Title Occupational health epidemiology in Africa: Drought on fertile grounds
Bibliographic information July/Sep. 1995, Vol.1, No.3, p.260-268. 47 ref.
Abstract A literature survey regarding current occupational health epidemiology in Africa revealed a dearth of published work despite the large numbers of problems and hazards faced. The socioeconomic context of occupational health in Africa is outlined, and issues in the design of occupational health studies are examined, including the nature and accessibility of the populations studied, measurement of morbidity and exposure, design of analytic and intervention studies, and the human and material resources for carrying out such research. Suggestions are made for development of occupational health research and practice in Africa.
Descriptors (primary) occupational hygiene; Africa; developing countries; research; epidemiology
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; supply of information; epidemiologic study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceZimbabwe
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Epidemiology
OSH in developing countries