TY - CHAP A1 - P. Th. Houngbo A2 - G. J. v. d. Wilt A3 - D. Medenou A4 - L. Y. Dakpanon A5 - J. Bunders A6 - J. Ruitenberg ED1 - Jay Maddock Y1 - 2012-05-30 PY - 2012 T1 - Policy and Management of Medical Devices for the Public Health Care Sector in Benin N2 - Public health can be thought of as a series of complex systems. Many things that individual living in high income countries take for granted like the control of infectious disease, clean, potable water, low infant mortality rates require a high functioning systems comprised of numerous actors, locations and interactions to work. Many people only notice public health when that system fails. This book explores several systems in public health including aspects of the food system, health care system and emerging issues including waste minimization in nanosilver. Several chapters address global health concerns including non-communicable disease prevention, poverty and health-longevity medicine. The book also presents several novel methodologies for better modeling and assessment of essential public health issues. BT - Public Health SP - Ch. 14 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/38449 DO - 10.5772/38449 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-17 ER -