Nigeria: Perspectives of Health

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Ariel Tenenbaum, MD (Editor)
Director, Center for Children with Chronic Diseases and Down Syndrome Center Jerusalem, Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel

Kehinde K. Kanmodi (Editor)
Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Ibadan, Nigeria; Dental Clinic, Kebbi Medical Centre, Kalgo, Nigeria; National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna, Nigeria; Department of Political Sciences, National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Abuja, Nigeria ; Chartered Institute of Project Management, Lagos, Nigeria
Campaign for Head and Neck Cancer Education (CHANCE) Program, Cephas Health Research Initiative Inc, Ibadan, Nigeria
Department of Dental and Maxillofacial Surgery, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
Community Health Officers Training Programme, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria

Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc, (Editor)
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Pediatrics, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Centers, Mt Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, Israel
Division of Adolescent Medicine, KY Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Lexington, Kentucky, USA
School of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Series: Public Health: Practices, Methods and Policies
BISAC: MED078000

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Nigeria – a pluralistic society – is a sub-Saharan Africa country, home to about 200 million people from 371 cultural tribes. All tribes in Nigeria have their specific cultural beliefs and practices. As a matter of fact, many of these practices had been in existence for hundreds of years, even before British colonization (1800-1960). There exists a strong interrelationship between the society and health. Some practices in the society have negative health implications while some do not. Unfortunately, many of the traditional or cultural practices in the Nigerian society have more associated harms than benefits. In this book we have gathered research that describes health and health aspects of modern Nigeria, which we hope will be of interest to the reader. (Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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