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Collaboration Between Traditional and Orthodox Medical...

Date:
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Location:
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 4070
Cost:
Free

"Collaboration Between Traditional and Orthodox Medical Practitioners in Rural Communities of Nigeria"

Presented by Janet Adekannbi, FIMS Visiting Scholar, Assistant Professor, Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Part of the FIMS Seminar Series.

Abstract: Since 1976 when traditional medicine was incorporated into its program, the World Health Organization (WHO) has continued to emphasize the need for governments to engage different categories of health workers including traditional medical practitioners (TMPs) in primary health care programs. These are expected to be suitably trained, socially and technically to work as a health team and to respond to the expressed health needs of the community. While this is yet to be officially done by the Federal Government of Nigeria, this research presents findings on the collaboration between TMPs and orthodox medical practitioners in selected rural communities in South-West Nigeria and the perceived implication of such collaboration on transmission of traditional medical knowledge. Findings are presented based on self-reports by the TMPs.

Host:
Faculty of Information and Media Studies
Contact:
Karen Kueneman
kueneman@uwo.ca


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