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TRADITIONAL HEALING NARRATIVES FROM A COMMUNITY IN GHANA: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Basic and Applied Research International
Publisher
International Knowledge Press
Publication Date
February 2016
Volume
17
Issue
2
Pages
125–135
Source
MyScienceWork
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Abstract

This work addresses the significance of traditional healing in general focusing on the people of Obuasi in Ghana. It is an attempt to fill some blanks in the literature concerning traditional healing in Obuasi. It pays attention to how traditional medicine exists side by side with the conventional system. Traditional healing is an integral part of the health system in Ghana. Despite its important role in the modern society, traditional healing in Ghana has not received the fullest support; especially as a result of the rousing animosity that exists between them and the conventional system. This empirical study highlights the perception of users of traditional medicine concerning the efficacy of the medicines and practices of traditional healers in twenty-first century Obuasi in the presence of conventional medicine.

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