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The last two and a half decades have seen health indicators in Uganda incresae as a result of political stability. One major intervention in healthcare delivery during this period has been the policy of a decentralized healthcare delivery system involving community health volunteers, known as village health teams (VHTs). These were created in a bid to increase involvement in health interventions in a spirit of community participation. Emmanueil Turinawe carries out ethnographic fieldwork in Central Uganda, investigating how utilising pre-existing networks of helping relationships has the potential to produce community participation that reflects the cultural resources already embedded within these communities, leading to health interventions that are responsive to local resources and health practices.

Event details of Informal healthcare in Uganda
Date 9 November 2016
Time 12:00 -13:00
Location Agnietenkapel
Room Location

B.E. Turinawe: Re-thinking Community Health Work in Rural Areas: Lessons from Existing Informal Helping Frameworks in Uganda.

Supervisor

Prof. R.C. Pool

Co-supervisor

Dr D.H. de Vries

Dr D.K. Kaawa-Mafigiri (Makerere University)

Agnietenkapel

Room Location

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam

Entrance

This event is open to the public.