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African Dependence on Traditional Healers is a Hurdle for Standardized Medicine

There are two main elements of informal health care across Africa. The first is the widespread faith placed in traditional healers, and the second is the high prevalence of self medication.


The former represents sticky attitudes to traditional healthcare models, and the latter results from unaffordable medicines and the rural/urban divide.


Although modern medicine is generally accepted throughout Africa, it has not replaced but augmented indigenous health approaches.

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