MEDICINE Blog

Wasalata, Salasaka
Monday 30th July 2018
As indicated in the last blog ‘Moving Ahead to the Final Goals’ http://www.andeanmedicine.net/blog/moving-ahead-final-goals-1532718988 the second phase of the project, centring on the survey of contemporary indig
Un Refugee Agency, Geneva
Friday 27th July 2018
It has been a very productive two months for MEDICINE project, following the successful presentation at the MERC Congress in Edinburgh back in May (blog xxx).
SAA Washington
Wednesday 13th June 2018
The nature of the work with MEDICINE project produces rather irregular blogs. So, after a series of posts describing the interview stage with the three participant communities of Salasaka, Zuleta and Ugsha from November last year to February, a long hiatus has followed as the focus has changed...
Salasaka Yachak
Friday 16th February 2018
As a sub section of the part of the questionnaire dealing with perceptions and understandings of health and illness (see http://www.andeanmedicine.net/blog/spiritual-source-health-god-and-waka-...) re
Ugsha, Imbabura
Friday 16th February 2018
‘Health’ and ‘illness’ are very much words the meaning of which we take for granted according to our own understanding in the modern world we live in. Therefore, a key objective in the study is to understand what indigenous Andean people mean by these terms.
Ugsha, Imbabura
Monday 12th February 2018
The impact of the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century has left a profound and enduring legacy upon the indigenous peoples of the Andes at every level of life, impacting deeply into their sense of identity and their understanding of the nature of the world they live in.
Salasaka, Andres and interviewee
Friday 9th February 2018
Out in the rural indigenous communities, interviewing people about their health beliefs and practices, it becomes very clear how socially disadvantaged many still are.
Ugsha, Imbabura
Friday 9th February 2018
The disposition of indigenous settlement throughout the sierra region of Ecuador (also Peru), is an historical relict of the early post Spanish Conquest re-organisation of the conquered territories and a process (called ‘reducciones’) that concentrated the much-reduced populations into European s
Zuleta Health Centre
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
The Health Centre at Zuleta Comuna is an excellent example of Intercultural health provision when it is functioning well.
Doña Concepción with Elizabeth Currie
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
Doña Concepción is a traditional healer and midwife who lives in one of the scattered rural communities in the wider Zuleta catchment area. Her story is not at all unusual for indigenous people who work as healers throughout Ecuador.

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