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Title Health knowledge and belief systems in Africa / edited by Toyin Falola and Matthew M. Heaton.

Publication Info. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, [2008]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  362.1096 H434HK    Check Shelf
Description xxx, 533 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Examining the role of language in healing : comparison of two therapeutic interventions for spirit possession / Christy Schuetze -- The relevance of worldview interpretation to health care in South Africa / J.C. van der Merwe -- Fulani treatment decisions / Andrew J. Gordon and Atoulaye Sall -- Weapons of faith in a world of illnesss : Zionist prophet-healers and HIV/AIDS in rural KwaZulu-Natal / Fiona Scorgie -- The president's emergency plan for AIDS relief (PEPFAR), the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and community beliefs / Kenly Greer Fenio -- "Wisdom that grows and knowledge that flies" : negotiating translocal knowledge and health development in Senegal / Bjørn C. Westgard -- Recuperating traditional pharmacology and healing among the Abaluyia of Western Kenya / Maurice N. Amutabi -- The spiritual basis of health and illness in Africa / Felix Augustine Mensah -- Commemoration and narratives of community healing : ten years afer the Rwandan genocide / Kristin C. Doughty -- Ethical issues in health-care practice and research in sub-Saharan Africa / Ike Anya -- Vaccinations in Niger : perceptions, beliefs, and ethical issues of international health initiatives / Isabelle Leblanc -- Migration, mortality and measurements : a reassessment of the historigraphical use of "relocation costs," with attention to the Office du Niger, Soudan Français (Mali), 1925-1945 / Brandon County -- The influence of ideologies on health care in South Africa / Tania van der Merwe -- Total quality management (TQM) and the health-care delivery system in Africa / John Ngosong Morfaw -- "Multiracial partnership" and African health care in the Central African federation : 1953-1963 / B.D. Marsh -- Psychology and orthotics/prosthetics in South Africa / Ilzé Grobler, Gertina J. van Schalkwyk, and Claire Wagner -- Rethinking security threats in Africa : changing patterns of social relations and insecurity / Femi N.O. Mimiko -- On the poverty of health politics in Africa : are governments doing enough? / Obinna Innocent Ihunna -- Understanding AIDS in public lives : Luambo Makiadi and Sony Labou Tansi / David Eaton -- The acute AIDS abdomen : a prospective clinical and pathological study / S.J.A. Smit and R.S. du Toit -- AIDS-induced funeral-culture changes in Malawi / Adam D. Kis̆ -- A holistic approach in managing HIV/AIDS policy in South Africa / Ernest Ababio -- Idigenous plants as complementary immunomodulators in HIV/AIDS patients / TV Jacobs -- Migration and HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa / Baffour K. Takyi ... [et. al] -- Representations of African healers in the popular print media : inquiries into South African understandings of health and popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s / Kirsten Rüther -- Trauma, ngoma, and the arts : possibilities for healing / Maureen Fielding -- Genocide and HIV/AIDS in Gil Courtemanche's A Sunday at the pool in Kigali / Lena Khor -- "If we have something to tell God, we tell it to the wind" : a linguistic and discursive analysis of Akan therapeutic discourse / Samuel Gyasi Obeng -- "No short cuts" : landmines, HIV/AIDS and Africa's new generation / Barbara Harlow -- The impact of theater/drama on HIV/AIDS education in Southern Africa / Patrick J. Ebewo -- The mad mother and her children : a psychological reading of three films by Jean-Marie Teno / Olivier Jean Tchouaffe -- The impact of information technology on health information access in sub-Saharan Africa / Lenny Rhine -- The use of geographic information systems (GIS) in supporting and enriching health programs / Sandra Dove and Weny Naudé .
Subject Medical care -- Africa.
Traditional medicine -- Africa.
Social medicine -- Africa.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Delivery of Health Care -- Africa South of the Sahara.
HIV Infections -- prevention & control -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Health Policy -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Medicine, African Traditional -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Religion and Medicine -- Africa South of the Sahara.
Added Author Falola, Toyin.
Heaton, Matthew M.
ISBN 1594602433
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