The epidemiologic transition in Africa: end of the process?

Sofiane Bouhdiba, Université de Tunis

I propose to study the epidemiologic transition in Africa, focusing on the urban areas. The main questions to which I will try to find answers are the following: did urban Africa achieve its epidemiologic transition? Are all African populations in the same stage concerning urban health? Is there still a dichotomy between Northern and Sub Saharan Africa? What are the determinants of the process? What are today the main causes of death in the African cities? Is urban Africa following the urban European model? Are there differences between urban and rural populations in Africa, concerning health and mortality?

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Presented in Poster Session 3