A Political Economy of Health Care in Senegal by Maghan Keita

By Maghan Keita

This paintings is a political monetary heritage that analyzes nearly 350 years of contention among conventional, Islamic, and ecu structures of future health within the Senegambian zone of West Africa.

The paintings is split into 3 components. half I specializes in the theoretical parameters of a political economic climate of wellbeing and fitness care. half II addresses the historic nature of future health care rivalries within the Senegambian zone from the mid-seventeenth century via independence. And half III seems to be at modern rivalry referring to healthiness care supply and the methods in which 'average' humans craft replacement well-being care mechanisms whereas bringing strain to endure on nationwide and overseas our bodies besides. A Political economic system of wellbeing and fitness Care in Senegal should still turn out invaluable as a serious indicator of the ways that ancient service provider is manifested traditionally and in modern well-being coverage; coverage that's usually initiated open air of the ''official'' quarter.

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35 Ibid. 36 Turshen, “Political Economy of Health,” 3. theory: health care as a political economic entity 29 the precolonial through the postcolonial periods with the forces of capitalism. In Egypt, over a twelve-hundred-year period, Gran cites emerging class patterns of medical care. A “traditional” maraboutic class eased psychological disruption and assisted the population’s adjustment to the new, capitalist, market economy. 37 The consequences of these dynamics were a medical hierarchy based on capitalism that affected every aspect from professional status and attitudes to the distribution of health care itself.

9 Samir Amin, Neocolonialism in West Africa, (Great Britain: Penguin Books, 1973), 54. Roy Elling, “Industrialization and Occupational Health in Underdeveloped Countries,” International Journal of Health Services, VII, 2, (1977), 221–224. 10 Richard Vengroff, “Dependency and Underdevelopment in Black Africa: An Empirical Test,” Journal of Modern African Studies, XV, (1977), 613. Navarro “Social Class,” 277, Elling: “Industrialization and Occupational Health,” 221–224. Bryant, Health, xi. Sidel and Sidel, A Healthy State, 98.

This perspective laid the groundwork for attitudes that overlook the level of interaction between traditional (or “popular”) African systems of health care and Islamic and western medical systems. It also neglected reference to, or analysis of, these systems as institutions with reciprocal dynamisms within well-defined socio-political economic constructions. ” Where questions are posed concerning their interaction and integration at various levels into a global political economic system through the process of colonization, there is little implication that African systems might possess agency, in the historical or the contemporary sense.

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