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By Maghan Keita

ISBN-10: 900415065X

ISBN-13: 9789004150652

ISBN-10: 9047409310

ISBN-13: 9789047409311

This paintings is a political monetary historical past that analyzes nearly 350 years of competition among conventional, Islamic, and eu structures of health and wellbeing within the Senegambian sector of West Africa.

The paintings is split into 3 elements. half I specializes in the theoretical parameters of a political financial system of health and wellbeing care. half II addresses the historic nature of health and wellbeing care rivalries within the Senegambian zone from the mid-seventeenth century via independence. And half III appears to be like at modern competition referring to health and wellbeing care supply and the methods in which 'average' humans craft substitute future health care mechanisms whereas bringing strain to undergo on nationwide and foreign our bodies to boot. A Political economic system of health and wellbeing Care in Senegal should still turn out helpful as a serious indicator of the ways that ancient service provider is manifested traditionally and in modern health and wellbeing coverage; coverage that's frequently initiated outdoors of the ''official'' area.

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Navarro, “Social Class,” 261. 22 Navarro, “Social Class,” 261, 274, 283. ” The technical and class aspects of health care, the elevation of the curative practice to the status of commodity, and the need to protect the class interests around which profits are made, lead to the special characteristics which delineate the doctorpatient relationship within a curative, technologically oriented, capital intensive health care system. e. ” In both arenas the process is roughly the same—it is dominated by the need to protect the interests of profession and class through the mystification of medical technology and knowledge.

Throughout African history, there are detailed accounts of people who have risen against their oppressors because of the admonitions of priests, shamans, oracles, and religious mediums. For example, religious leaders/healers were key to the initiation of the first Chimurenga in Zimbabwe (1896–97), the rise of the Madhi in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Sudanese history, and the Maji Maji rebellion of 1905–07 in Tanzania. In West Africa, and the Senegambia in particular, two centuries of Islamic activity saw the emergence of cleric healers—the marabouts—of whom al-hajj 'Umar b.

Social Anthropology and Medicine, (New York: Academic Press, 1976), 97. 10 T. Asumi, “Socio-psychiatric Problems in Transitional Nigeria,” Rural Africana, 17, (Winter, 1972), 115. , Traditional Medicine: New Science or New Colonialism, (New York: Conch Magazine Limited, 1977) 103. the historical context of health care in africa 39 It is clear that this is historical fact and it is illustrated by the cases provided here. Yet, the influence of those powers has political economic ramifications that have not been explored in most of the literature on health care in Africa.

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