Family Health and Nutrition Schemes
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic and Social Council;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The bulk of the population in Africa, over 75% live in the rural areas and the effect of careful and informed health planning for the entire family and the relation of family health to community health are important factors in the individual, the community and the economic development of the continent. The family in turn is inevitably affected by the human and environmental conditions of the community whose life it shares. Public health problems are therefore community problems which in the last decade the World Health Organization has attempted to solve by the application of general measures and the incorporation of preventive and curative services in the rural health centers. In most countries the chief causative factors in malnutrition are socio-economic and educational.