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Mission Medicine in a Decolonising Health Care System: Agogo Hospital, Ghana, 1945-1980

Schmid, Pascal. (2013) Mission Medicine in a Decolonising Health Care System: Agogo Hospital, Ghana, 1945-1980. Ghana Studies, 15/16. pp. 287-329.

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Abstract

Based on the case of Agogo Hospital, this article provides a historical analysis of biomedical practice in rural Ghana. Until the 1950s, this mission hospital acted to a great extent autonomously from the colonial health care system and focused on curative medicine and hospital-based care. By the end of the 1970s, Agogo Hospital had become integrated into the national health care system and worked more in consonance with current policies that aimed at community-centred, preventive, and basic health care. The article reveals some of the continuities, ruptures and leaps, contingencies and possibilities that accompanied and shaped this process of integration and alignment. It shows how medical practice in Agogo emerged out of the changing constellations of different interests, ideas, conceptions, and values.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Geschichte > Ehemalige Einheiten Geschichte > Geschichte Afrikas (Harries)
UniBasel Contributors:Schmid, Pascal
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin
ISSN:1536-5514
e-ISSN:2333-7168
Note:Also published in: Health and health care. - Madison, Wis. : African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin. - S. 287-329 -- Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Last Modified:25 Oct 2017 12:51
Deposited On:04 Sep 2015 14:30

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