Considerations for African Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future in the Face of Emerging Infectious Diseases Like Ebola
American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Volume 3, Issue 1-1, February 2015, Pages: 38-45
Received: Dec. 28, 2014; Accepted: Dec. 31, 2014; Published: Feb. 28, 2015
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Kenneth Anchang Yongabi, Tropical Public health Research Group, Phytobiotechnology Research Foundation Institute (PRF), Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda
Judith Abit Nota, Counseling Department, Government High School, Bali, Bamenda, Cameroon
Gilbert Nota Teko, Health economics Department, Catholic University of Cameroon, Bamenda
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Abstract
In this paper, we attempt to discuss ideas for a radical shift in health care practice in Africa that underpins the complexity of the African environment. We note that despite increasing financial support in the control of infectious diseases in Africa, the endemicity and emergence of new diseases are still unabated. Taking lessons from the current Ebola outbreak, treatment and maximum containment, African medics require a re-training and reorganization professionally to abate future epidemics. We noted that innovative clinical techniques in intensive health care, diagnosis, clinical counseling, and treatment as well as prevention are critical elements to build on for effective management of Ebola. We also provide suggestions for a culture driven health care infrastructure in the predictions and management of future outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola. Future directions on hospital wastewater treatment in health care centers using small scale anaerobic digesters and the use of traditional phytodisinfectants as low cost strategies to reduce dissemination of pathogens onto the environment are discussed.
Keywords
Ebola Virus, Emerging Infectious Diseases, African Hospitals, Health Care, Systems, Counseling, Integrated
To cite this article
Kenneth Anchang Yongabi, Judith Abit Nota, Gilbert Nota Teko, Considerations for African Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future in the Face of Emerging Infectious Diseases Like Ebola, American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine. Special Issue: Clinical Innovations, Developments in the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Ebola Disease (Marburg fever) and Hemorrhagic Fevers. Vol. 3, No. 1-1, 2015, pp. 38-45. doi: 10.11648/j.ajcem.s.2015030101.18
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