The deterioration of government health services in Uganda since 1971 has been accompanied by a process of privatization which has made pharmaceuticals readily available outside of biomedical institutions.
On the basis of material from eastern Uganda, the article analyses this development in terms of the'sector model'of health care systems, with special attention to the relations between the professional and folk sectors.
Folk practitioners of pharmaceutical medicine include a broad range of specialists, from government trained paramedicals in private practice to vendors bringing medicine to local markets.
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecine occidentale, Médecine traditionnelle, Médicament, Ouganda, Afrique, Homme, Relation soignant soigné
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Western medicine, Folk medicine, Drug, Uganda, Africa, Human, Health staff patient relation
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0429398
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.