ISBN 9789966465481
Pages 212
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1995
Publisher East African Educational Publishers, Kenya
Format Paperback

Traditional Medicine in Africa

edited by Isaac Sindiga

The inaccessibility of biomedicine to most of Africa's population because of escalating costs has necessitated a search for alternative ways of managing illnesses. Traditional medicine, which has always been practised in the indigenous cultures, is fast filling this therapeutic gap. This book is a collection of essays based on a multidisciplinary approach to traditional medicine in Africa. It has contributions from social scientists, natural resource experts, traditional medical practitioners, educationists, and medical scholars. It attempts to define the problems of traditional medicine in Africa, while also discussing the conceptual foundations of African ethnomedicine and medical pluralism.
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