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Health Education: Sub-Saharan Africa
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Health is not solely a biological phenomenon. Health reflects sociopolitical, environmental, and economic realities. The social context determines how health is experienced. It is becoming more apparent when forming health education programs that the community targeted becomes involved in the processes of planning, maintenance, and participation to ensure that local health needs are addressed in a product…

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Filippi-Franz, Melissa, “Health Education: Sub-Saharan Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0171c>
First published online: 2009

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