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- Africa: The Journal of the International African Institute
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Edited by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland. Public and private providers are involved in national and transnational partnerships that divide responsibility for health and welfare among a number of agencies and actors. These clear and powerful essays set out this new landscape, exploring how medical professionals and patients, government officials and citizens approach questions of health.
Africa: The Journal of the International African Institute
This excellent volume explores the diverse meanings of public health in Africa. Our current vision of public health — as work by modern governments to protect and promote the health of citizens — is most fully embodied in twentieth-century European welfare and socialist states. But in Africa, as the contributors show, we cannot take these meanings for granted. In the introduction Prince argues that pre-colonial understandings of health extended beyond the boundaries of the body, and interventions such as witch cleansing also aimed to ensure the fertility of land and livestock. During the early colonial period the provision of biomedicine was patchy: whilst governments conducted preventative campaigns against diseases such as sleeping sickness, missionaries provided curative services.
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Access options available:. Reviewed by: Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa: ethnographic and historical perspectives ed. By Ruth J. The two books under review here make a useful contribution to understanding the changing public health sector in Africa. The edited volume by Prince and Marsland is a critical reflection on new forms of public and global health.
Africa has emerged as a prime arena of global health interventions that focus on particular diseases and health emergencies. These are framed increasingly in terms of international concerns about security, human rights, and humanitarian crisis. These initiatives often failed, undermined by international politics, structural adjustment, and neoliberal policies, and by African states themselves. Yet their traces remain in contemporary expectations of and yearnings for a more robust public health. This volume explores how medical professionals and patients, government officials, and ordinary citizens approach questions of public health as they navigate contemporary landscapes of NGOs and transnational projects, faltering state services, and expanding privatization.
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Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa
Over the last decade, implementation research and a science of global health delivery have emerged as important vehicles to improve the effectiveness of interventions. Efforts to control neglected tropical diseases NTD operate in challenging circumstances and with marginalized populations, making attention to context-specific details particularly relevant. Socio-anthropological insights have much to offer a science of NTD delivery. In this paper, an accessible and actionable framework for understanding NTD intervention effectiveness, based on socio-anthropological research, is presented and its utility for program planning and monitoring and evaluation is outlined. The framework was developed inductively by comparatively analyzing three rapid ethnographic studies undertaken in Eastern Africa — on three different large-scale NTD interventions: rabies elimination in Tanzania, sleeping sickness control in Uganda and the prevention of parasitic worms in Zambia.
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