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Traditional and community engagement is crucial for fighting epidemics like COVID-19

Awany, Jimmy (2020) Traditional and community engagement is crucial for fighting epidemics like COVID-19. Africa at LSE (19 May 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Uganda’s President has criticised traditional mechanisms that evoke evil spirits to tackle the coronavirus epidemic. Imported one-size-fits-all measures to contain the virus’ spread, however, pose their own problems and discourage public compliance. Jimmy Awany argues any plan to eradicate epidemics must engage local communities, which includes their traditional methods, in order to learn from past successes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2020 11:39
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2020 23:34
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/104735

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