The purpose of this article is to show the importance of traditional healers in primary health care (PHC) services.
Most countries, despite adopting PHC, have not incorporated traditional healers into this service.
The article also illustrates how traditional healers fulfil three of Morrell's four PHC objectives, and how incorporating traditional healers into health services will fulfil the fourth objective.
The first contact between a black African patient and health care services usually takes place in the traditional healing system.
Therefore health workers should realise that the traditional care system is important if PHC is to succeed.
Traditional healers are the most important primary health care service in an African setting.
This is highlighted by 2 cases described in the article.
Mots-clés Pascal : Culture, Soin santé primaire, Facteur risque, Homme, République Sud Africaine, Etude cas, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Culture, Primary health care, Risk factor, Human, South Africa, Case study, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0147176
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 09/06/1995.