Delaware State University News
Dr. Tutu, chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Delaware State University, has co-authored a book on “Migration, Social Capital, and Health: Insights from Ghana and Uganda.”
According to Dr. Tutu, the book is the first scientific publication focusing on the African countries of Ghana and Uganda. The study uses a mixed-method approach on the internal migration dynamics regarding disease ecologies of informality and the interactions between social capital, lifestyles, health literacy, and health outcomes in the context of informal settlements in the two developing countries.
Through the prism of the concepts of place and scale, the book demonstrates the myriad of ways by which place or context directly and indirectly influence migrant’s health knowledge, literacy, and outcomes in poor urban slums. Multi-faceted linkages are revealed between social capital, acculturation, and health in places of deprivation via quantitative methods (e.g. surveys) and qualitative methods such as focus group discussions, in-depth interviews, concept mapping, and body health mapping.
The work will be of interest to professors and students, as well as policy makers in low to middle-income countries for planning targeted interventions.
This book – which is co-authored by Janice Desire Busingye, associate professor and vice chancellor for Finance and Administration at Kampala International University, Uganda – is part of the Global Perspectives on Health Geography Book Series by Springer. For more information on the book, click on this link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-030-24693-8#toc
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