MEDICINE Blog

SAA Washington
Wednesday 13th June 2018
The nature of the work with MEDICINE project produces rather irregular blogs.
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.
Nevada Cayambe
Tuesday 23rd January 2018
I’m happy to report that the interview stage of the project is now well underway, and in addition to surveying the people of Salasaka in Imbabura province in the Central Sierra region of Ecuador, I am including the Comuna of Zuleta in Imbabura province in the north.
Zuleta archaeological site
Sunday 10th December 2017
More than a month has passed since I attended the Dia de los Difuntos celebrations in Salasaka, and I have returned there since to start the survey phase of the project.

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