The epidemiology of skin cancer and public health strategies for its prevention in southern Africa

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dc.contributor.author Wright, Caradee Yael
dc.contributor.author Du Preez, David Jean
dc.contributor.author Millar, Danielle A.
dc.contributor.author Norval, Mary
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-27T14:29:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-27T14:29:59Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-06
dc.description Table S1: Absence (x) or presence (X) of evidence of online skin cancer prevention campaigns (any focus—could be in relation to albinism) in English by country in Africa. Websites valid as at the 17 December 2019. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Skin cancer is a non-communicable disease that has been underexplored in Africa, including Southern Africa. Exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is an important, potentially modifiable risk factor for skin cancer. The countries which comprise Southern Africa are Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland. They di er in population size and composition and experience di erent levels of solar UVR. Here, the epidemiology and prevalence of skin cancer in Southern African countries are outlined. Information is provided on skin cancer prevention campaigns in these countries, and evidence sought to support recommendations for skin cancer prevention, especially for people with fair skin, or oculocutaneous albinism or HIV-AIDS who are at the greatest risk. Consideration is given to the possible impacts of climate change on skin cancer in Southern Africa and the need for adaptation and human behavioural change is emphasized. en_ZA
dc.description.department Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship The South African Medical Research Council and the National Research Foundation (South Africa). en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Wright, C.Y., Du Preez, D.J., Millar, D.A. et al. 2020, 'The epidemiology of skin cancer and public health strategies for its prevention in southern Africa', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, art. 1017, pp. 1-14. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1660-4601 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.3390/ijerph17031017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/76621
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher MDPI Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2020 by the authors. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license. en_ZA
dc.subject Climate change en_ZA
dc.subject Environmental health en_ZA
dc.subject Keratinocyte cancer en_ZA
dc.subject Melanoma en_ZA
dc.subject Oculocutaneous albinism en_ZA
dc.subject Public health en_ZA
dc.subject Sun exposure en_ZA
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en_ZA
dc.subject Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) en_ZA
dc.subject Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) en_ZA
dc.title The epidemiology of skin cancer and public health strategies for its prevention in southern Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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