Religion and Health Care in East Africa: Lessons from Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia

Religion and Health Care in East Africa: Lessons from Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia

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Overview

What social factors contribute to the tragic state of health care in Africa? Focusing on East African societies, this book is the first to investigate what role religion plays in health care in African cultures. Taking into account the geopolitical and economic environments of the region, the authors examine the roles played by individual and group beliefs, government policies, and pressure from the Millennium Development Goals in affecting health outcomes. Informed by existing related studies, and on-the-ground interviews with individuals and organizations in Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia, this interdisciplinary book will form an invaluable resource for scholars seeking to better understand the links between society, multi-level state instruments, and health care in East Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447337874
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Publication date: 03/13/2019
Edition description: 1
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Robert B. Lloyd is the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Chair for Political Thought and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Melissa Haussman is a Professor of Political Science at Carleton University. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of five previous books. She was the senior co-editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies from June 2014-2018, and is on the board of the European Journal of Politics and Gender and the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. Patrick James is the Dornsife Dean’s Professor of the School of International Relations, University of Southern California. He has published 30 books and 150 articles and chapters. He served as President of the International Studies Association for 2018-19.

Robert B. Lloyd is the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Chair for Political Thought and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Melissa Haussman is a Professor of Political Science at Carleton University. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of five previous books. She was the senior co-editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies from June 2014-2018, and is on the board of the European Journal of Politics and Gender and the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. Patrick James is the Dornsife Dean’s Professor of the School of International Relations, University of Southern California. He has published 30 books and 150 articles and chapters. He served as President of the International Studies Association for 2018-19.

Robert B. Lloyd is the Loreen Beisswenger Farish Chair for Political Thought and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He received his Ph.D. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS. Melissa Haussman is a Professor of Political Science at Carleton University. She is the author, co-author and co-editor of five previous books. She was the senior co-editor of the International Journal of Canadian Studies from June 2014-2018, and is on the board of the European Journal of Politics and Gender and the Journal of Women, Politics and Policy. Patrick James is the Dornsife Dean’s Professor of the School of International Relations, University of Southern California. He has published 30 books and 150 articles and chapters. He served as President of the International Studies Association for 2018-19.

Table of Contents

List of figures, tables, and boxes iv

Preface v

1 Religion, health care, and Africa 1

2 Background knowledge, theorizing, and evidence 25

3 Uganda 41

4 Mozambique 81

5 Ethiopia 117

6 What have we learned? 167

7 Conclusion 189

Appendix 195

References 199

Index 225

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