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Title:Health and health care
Editors:Geest, Sjaak van derISNI
Krause, KristineISNI
Senah, Kodjo A.ISNI
Periodical:Ghana Studies (ISSN 1536-5514)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:health care
social studies
Abstract:This issue of Ghana Studies contains a large special section on health and health care in Ghana. The introduction provides a rough overview of social science studies of health and illness in Ghana since the 1960s and situates the 9 main articles within a larger scholarly context. The last article briefly describes two short documentaries that show the challenges faced by women and girls in Accra, and their strategies to live healthy lives. The contributions are: Introduction: studying health and health care in Ghana (Sjaak van der Geest and Kristine Krause); The perception of abnormality in Kasena and Nankani infants: clarifying infanticide in Northern Ghana (Albert K. Awedoba and Aaron R. Denham); Caring for the seriously sick in a Ghanaian society: glimpses from the past (Deborah Atobrah); 'No matter how the child is, she is hers': practical kinship in the care of mental illness in Kintampo, Ghana (Ursula M. Read); HIV disclosure in Ghana: the underlying gender dimension to trust and caregiving (Fidelia Ohemeng); Mobile technology and HIV/AIDS in Ghana (Perpetual Crentsil); Dilemmas of patient expertise: people living with HIV as peer educators in a Ghanaian hospital (Jonathan Mensah Dapaah and Eileen Moyer); Pharmaceutical potentials: praying over medicines in Pentecostal healing (Kristine Krause); Humanitarian claims and expert testimonies: contestations over health care for Ghanaian migrants in the United Kingdom (Benjamin N. Lawrance); Mission medicine in a decolonising health care system: Agogo Hospital, Ghana, 1945-1980; Accra's women on screen, 2001: a documentary pair about body, risks, tonics, and health (R. Lane Clark, Nancy Rose Hunt, and Takyiwaa Manuh). Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]