Culture, biomedicine, and child mortality in Cameroon.
This article is based on a field study conducted by the authors in East Cameroon in 1987-1988 and on written sources available, including U.N. and Cameroon government statistics.
It focuses on two major issues, namely, the relationship between biomedical assumptions and programs and traditional cultural tenets and the impact of both on child mortality in Cameroon's East Province.
It contrasts the problems of disease and mortality in the area as reflected in official statistics with the actual health situation in the Province in light of resilient beliefs, attitudes, and practices that hinder rather than facilitate the effectiveness of immunization campaigns undertaken by the government to save the child.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Afrique, Mortalité, Enfant, Attitude, Croyance, Milieu culturel, Programme sanitaire, Politique sanitaire, Cameroun
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Africa, Mortality, Child, Attitude, Belief, Cultural environment, Sanitary program, Health policy, Cameroon
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Cote : 91-0549277
Code Inist : 002B30A. Création : 199406.