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Category: Health

Disease: the First product of Globalization 1000 AD

October 8, 2007

The Micmac of what is now Newfoundland, Canada were probably the first of the many peoples of the western hemisphere to see the boats from Skania (at the southern tip…

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Biutopia in Nanoputia

October 1, 2007

Modern Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World could run the disingenuous title of a new novel. Presented as a simple traveller’s narrative into nanocountry.The facts related would not…

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Traditional Medicine Policy

September 11, 2007

There has been intense public health debate in many parts of the world. The focus is to determine the most appropriate official policy towards traditional medicines. Some countries have policies…

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Serious Science

August 31, 2007

In this 2003 report by CWIS associate scholar Anke Weisheit, traditional medicine in contemporary Uganda is examined as, “a complex combination of activities, order of knowledge, beliefs, and customs.” In…

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Stopping HIV/AIDS in Africa

August 30, 2007

In Ghana there are few orthodox medical practitioners and many traditional healers. By some estimates for every orthodox medical partitioner there are 200,000 people and for every traditional healer there…

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Chronic Disease and the pill that poisons

August 21, 2007

Many Fourth World nations have experienced an explosive growth of chronic diseases in their populations. Diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, and suicide along with alcoholism and conventional and illicit drug…

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Convergent Responders

August 16, 2007

In this article, CWIS associate scholar Janaka Jayawickrama (of the Trauma Risk Reduction Programme Disaster and Development Centre at Northumbria University) wrote about his experience organizing relief in the wake…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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