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Health in transition : translating developmental origins of health and disease science to improve future health in Africa

dc.contributor.editorMacnab, Andrew J.en_ZA
dc.contributor.editorDaar, Abdallahen_ZA
dc.contributor.editorPauw, Christoffen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-23T07:32:45Z
dc.date.available2021-02-23T07:32:45Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationMacnab, A., Daar, A. & Pauw, C. 2020. Health in transition : translating developmental origins of health and disease science to improve future health in Africa. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928357759.
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928357-74-2 (print)
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-928357-75-9 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.18820/9781928357759
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/109583
dc.descriptionCITATION: Macnab, A., Daar, A. & Pauw, C. 2020. Health in transition : translating developmental origins of health and disease science to improve future health in Africa. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928357759.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://africansunmedia.store.it.si/za
dc.description.abstract"At STIAS, the ‘Health in Transition’ theme includes a programme to address the epidemic rise in the incidence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, coronary heart disease and stroke in Africa. The aim is to advance awareness, research capacity and knowledge translation of science related to the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) as a means of preventing NCDs in future generations. Application of DOHaD science is a promising avenue for prevention, as this field is identifying how health and nutrition from conception through the first 1 000 days of life can dramatically impact a developing individual’s future life course, and specifically predicate whether or not they are programmed in infancy to develop NCDs in later life. Prevention of NCDs is an essential strategy as, if unchecked, the burden of caring for a growing and ageing population with these diseases threatens to consume entire health budgets, as well as negatively impact the quality of life of millions. Africa in particular needs specific, focussed endeavors to realize the maximal preventive potential of DOHaD science, and a means of generating governmental and public awareness about the links between health in infancy and disease in adult life. This volume summarizes the expertise and experience of a leading group of international scientists led by Abdallah Daar brought together at STIAS as part of the ‘Health in Transition’ programme. "en_ZA
dc.description.tableofcontentsInternational Society for Developmental Origins of Health and Disease’s work at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study / Daar, A., Pauw, C. & Macnab, A.J.; Ensuring healthier trajectories that start in early life to assist non-communicable disease prevention in Africa: A life-course approach / Norris, S.A.; The implications of developmental origins of health and disease for Africa: What can be learnt from available data? / Byass, P.; Mapping of developmental origins of health and disease to ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ and implications for public health in Africa / Kajee, N., Daar, A., Macnab, A.J. & Sobngwi, E.; Relation between famine and health in future generations: Potential knowledge translation to Africa / Roseboom, T.J.; The fundamental importance of breastfeeding for health and development / Martin, R.D.; The challenges of breastfeeding in poor urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa / Kimani-Murage, E.W., Wekesah, F.M., Wanjohi, M., Nyamasege, C.K., Mutoni, S. & Macharia, T.; How environmental exposures early in life might influence phenotypes of non-communicable diseases in Africa / Mandy, M., Lule, S.A. & Nyirenda, M.J.; Hyperglycaemia in pregnancy / Sobngwi, E.; Diabetes in pregnancy: lessons for developing countries / Yajnik, C.S., Wagle, S.S., Kumaran, K. & Krishnaveni, G.V.; Photo-essays: a creative format for effective communication / Stothers, L., Mukisa, R. & Macnab, A.J.; The World Health Organization’s ‘Health-Promoting School’ model: a potential avenue for developmental origins of health and disease education in Africa / Macnab, A.J.; An approach to reduce the blindness burden in sub-Saharan Africa: special focus on childhood blindness / Marmamula, S., Bharadwaj, S.R., Keeffe, J. & Balasubramanian, D.; School-based initiatives to reduce malaria morbidity and promote academic achievement in children / Macnab, A.J.; Intersectoral approaches to health and non-communicable disease prevention in Africa / Oni, T.; Celebrity health promotion messaging: novel opportunities to engage youth in the developmental origins of health and disease / Macnab, A.J. & Mukisa, R.
dc.format.extent341 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherAfrican Sun Media
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe STIAS Series
dc.subjectDiseases -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectMedical care -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectPublic health -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectStellenbosch University. STIASen_ZA
dc.titleHealth in transition : translating developmental origins of health and disease science to improve future health in Africaen_ZA
dc.typeBooken_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderAfrican Sun Media
dc.rights.holderSTIAS


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