By Maghan Keita

ISBN-10: 900415065X

ISBN-13: 9789004150652

ISBN-10: 9047409310

ISBN-13: 9789047409311

This paintings is a political monetary background that analyzes nearly 350 years of contention among conventional, Islamic, and eu platforms of wellbeing and fitness within the Senegambian quarter of West Africa.

The paintings is split into 3 components. half I makes a speciality of the theoretical parameters of a political financial system of well-being care. half II addresses the old nature of healthiness care rivalries within the Senegambian quarter from the mid-seventeenth century via independence. And half III appears to be like at modern rivalry referring to overall healthiness care supply and the methods in which 'average' humans craft replacement well-being care mechanisms whereas bringing strain to endure on nationwide and foreign our bodies in addition. A Political financial system of well-being Care in Senegal should still turn out important as a severe indicator of the ways that ancient business enterprise is manifested traditionally and in modern overall healthiness coverage; coverage that's frequently initiated outdoor of the ''official'' quarter.

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The idea of pluralism in African health care systems is certainly not new, and as Janzen and Feierman argue elsewhere,29 this understanding helps to correct overly simplistic notions of “modern” versus “traditional” health care. Within the Senegalese context, the notion of medical pluralism is borne out in the existence of such ethnically based treatments as the Wolof N’dopp and the tradition of bone setting among the Diola; and of course, the therapies associated with Islam. However, pluralism is not necessarily benign and without competition and conflict.

321, 325. Feierman, “Change,” 282. CHAPTER THREE THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA This work is a political economic history. In order to provide the basis for a discussion of the particulars of Senegambia, some attention must be given to the broader context of health care in Africa over time and space. Our knowledge of African health care systems has conventionally come from anthropologists and ethnologists. These studies generally centered on the “primitiveness” of African “traditional” medicine and implied that traditional medicine is the first stage of an evolutionary process that culminates in modern medical practice.

48 The interaction, the similarity, the sameness of the two were impacted upon and shaped by other political economic phenomena. This was a result of their own political economic prowess and the realization of that prowess by other forces contending for control over a discrete set of resources. 46 47 48 Ibid. , 321, 325. Feierman, “Change,” 282. CHAPTER THREE THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA This work is a political economic history. In order to provide the basis for a discussion of the particulars of Senegambia, some attention must be given to the broader context of health care in Africa over time and space.

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