A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegal by Maghan Keita

By Maghan Keita

This paintings is a political fiscal historical past that analyzes nearly 350 years of competition among conventional, Islamic, and eu structures of healthiness within the Senegambian quarter of West Africa.

The paintings is split into 3 elements. half I makes a speciality of the theoretical parameters of a political financial system of wellbeing and fitness care. half II addresses the historic nature of wellbeing and fitness care rivalries within the Senegambian sector from the mid-seventeenth century via independence. And half III seems to be at modern competition relating healthiness care supply and the methods in which 'average' humans craft replacement well-being care mechanisms whereas bringing strain to undergo on nationwide and foreign our bodies in addition. A Political financial system of health and wellbeing Care in Senegal should still end up precious as a serious indicator of the ways that old corporation is manifested traditionally and in modern healthiness coverage; coverage that's usually initiated outdoors of the ''official'' area.

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The implication of this linkage is that disease causality in Africa, and therefore its solution, are tied to Africa’s inability to modernize. The sources of such modernization, in general, and in the health care sector in particular, focus on intervention. The pitfall that must be avoided here is the assumption that intervention was undertaken primarily in response to disease and its effects on Africa rather than in response to the effects of disease on carrying out the colonial mission and further integrating Africa into the modern global political economy.

In most colonies, this meant the later establishment of a civilian medical structure that functioned in conjunction with the military medical corps. 13 In many ways the civil administrative process represented a shift from the blatant military act of armed suppression of the indigenous peoples. However, through it many traditional institutions were crushed or neutralized by cultural innuendo or legislative edict. Because of its political economic dynamic, traditional health care was a key target of the colonial administration.

Multinational firms in the distribution of their products illustrates the point. S. products, consultants and models. Michael Bader supports the Sidels’ argument by docu- 12 13 Bader, “International Transfers,” 447. Ibid. theory: health care as a political economic entity 21 menting the amount of USAID money funneled through multinational corporations. S. corporations and paid at least 1,000 firms for technical assistance. S. exports to underdeveloped countries, illustrating that there is a return on foreign aid and that the entire foreign aid process is investment oriented.

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