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Social media and trust in strangers have grown Uganda’s market for COVID-19 treatments

Storer, Liz and Anguyo, Innocent (2022) Social media and trust in strangers have grown Uganda’s market for COVID-19 treatments. Africa at LSE (22 Feb 2022). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda has coincided with an ‘epidemic’ of misinformation, spread in part through social media platforms such as WhatsApp. Against a backdrop of unaffordable formal healthcare, this has grown the market for herbal and traditional treatments, with effects on Ugandans’ everyday expenditure.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/africaatlse/
Additional Information: © 2022 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
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 > HM Sociology
Date Deposited: 10 May 2022 13:09
Last Modified: 10 May 2022 13:09
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/113934

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