Working with development organisations, the Ugandan government has implemented a number of interventions at the community level aimed at improving access to formal healthcare. Despite existing knowledge, there is no consensus about how to translate this knowledge into locally relevant solutions that ensure vulnerable groups get access to healthcare. Laban Kashaija Musinguzi investigates why interventions initiated from outside the community, with a significant biomedical effect, do not succeed. He also takes into account the role played by non-medical resources. He carried out ethnographic fieldwork between 2012 and 2014, in a rural community in the Luwero district of central Uganda.
L.K. Musinguzi: Access to formal healthcare services in rural Uganda: why non-medical social resources matter.
Prof. R.C. Pool
Dr D.H. de Vries
Dr D.K. Kaawa-Mafigiri (Makerere University)
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