Medicine, Faith and Politics in Agogo

A history of health care delivery in rural Ghana, ca. 1925 to 1980

By Pascal Schmid

Medicine, Faith and Politics in Agogo examines the development of health care delivery at a former mission hospital in Ghana. It reveals the configurations 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. Dissertation. (Series: Swiss African Studies / Schweizerische Afrikastudien / Etudes africaines suisses, Vol. 13) [Subject: African Studies, History, Religious Studies, Health Care Studies, Sociology]


Publication Date: 5/2/2018
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643802613