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Medicine, Faith and Politics in Agogo
A history of health care delivery in rural Ghana, ca. 1925 to 1980
Reihe: Schweizerische Afrikastudien - Etudes africaines suisses
Bd. 13, 2018, 368 S., 54.90 EUR, 54.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-80261-3
Medicine, Faith and Politics in Agogo examines the development of health care delivery at a former mission hospital in Ghana. It reveals confi gurations of interests, values and ideologies that shaped the development and implementation of health care practices, strategies and concepts. By providing an in-depth analysis, the book contributes a particular perspective on the history of health care delivery in rural Africa and beyond. It addresses topics that are still heavily under-researched. These include the `decolonisation' of health care as well as the development and implementation of medical concepts for `developing countries' such as primary health care.
Pascal Schmid received his PhD in history (University of Basel, Switzerland) in 2013 and is currently an academic associate at the Centre for African Studies Basel.