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International Social Work and Social Welfare: Africa (Sub-Sahara)

Kwaku Osei-Hwedie

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press


Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.563

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Africa is one of the world's poorest regions and it faces numerous and complex challenges as it strives to achieve its development objectives. The main challenges relate to poverty and its alleviation, economic growth, democratization leading to political stability, improving social welfare, and generally creating a just and equitable society. The resolution of these issues is critical to social work if the profession is to make an impact.

Keywords: Africa; Sub-Saharan Africa; social work; social welfare; socioeconomic conditions; social development

Article.  2477 words. 

Subjects: International and Global Issues in Social Work ; Social Work Macro Practice ; Social Work Practice Settings ; Race and Ethnicity ; Occupations, Professions, and Work

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