In rural Africa delivering better health care is more complicated than simply offering good medical services; it must also take into account peoples'religious orientation and beliefs.
Here the non-material causes of illness are at least as important as the biological or material and, in many places, one can only determine the effect nature of the problem and its corresponding remedy after the fact, through a process involving divination and sacrifice.
In northern Ghana, by adapting to traditional methods of divination, Islam is gradually introducing a future perspective and expanding the possibilities of preventative action.
Mots-clés Pascal : Ghana, Afrique, Milieu culturel, Religion, Milieu rural, Croyance, Communication, Homme, Médecine traditionnelle, Médecine occidentale, Islam, Soin santé primaire
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Ghana, Africa, Cultural environment, Religion, Rural environment, Belief, Communication, Human, Folk medicine, Western medicine, Primary health care
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0218603
Code Inist : 002B30A01B. Création : 199406.