A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegal by Maghan Keita

By Maghan Keita

This paintings is a political financial historical past that analyzes nearly 350 years of competition among conventional, Islamic, and ecu structures of wellbeing and fitness within the Senegambian quarter of West Africa.

The paintings is split into 3 elements. half I specializes in the theoretical parameters of a political financial system of overall healthiness care. half II addresses the old nature of well-being care rivalries within the Senegambian quarter from the mid-seventeenth century via independence. And half III seems at modern competition relating future health care supply and the methods in which 'average' humans craft substitute health and wellbeing care mechanisms whereas bringing strain to endure on nationwide and overseas our bodies to boot. A Political financial system of health and wellbeing Care in Senegal may still turn out priceless as a severe indicator of the ways that ancient supplier is manifested traditionally and in modern healthiness coverage; coverage that's frequently initiated outdoor of the ''official'' region.

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Yet, the conflict of differing and competing political economic goals should be clear. The questions that difference and competition raise concern the conceptualization of Africa’s “underdevelopment” and the role which health care has played in advancing or defending against that process. Here, the discussion of health care as a political economic entity attempts to explain the outcome of these conflicting political economic goals before, during, and after the colonial period. The Political Economic Context of Health Care in Africa An examination of the political economy of health care in Africa is based on several premises.

9 Richard Vengroff has demonstrated that increased dependency can be witnessed in increased productivity. Roy Elling has expanded this to the area of health care by showing that increased dependency through increased production has meant increased health problems for the workforce. 10 Yet, here as everywhere else in this analysis, we need to return to a central question: how do workers cope; how do everyday people get along under these conditions? Within postcolonial health care systems the most demonstrable examples of dependency are found in the systems of health education.

Rural Africana, 17, (Winter, 1972). 18 Carman, Medical History of Kenya, pp. 59–60; 70. Sankale, Médecins, 38; 47. Una Maclean, “Medical Expertise and Africa,” African Affairs, 78, 312, ( July 1979), 331. 44 chapter three as the result of the structural dynamics of imperialism and colonization.

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