In the Shadowlands of Global Health: Observations from Health Workers in Kenya In The Shadowlands of Global Health: Observations From Health Workers in Kenya


 
Language:

English

Authors:

Prince RJ, Otieno P

Series/Journal Title:

Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice

Volume:

9

Issue:

8

Description:

During the past decade, donor funding for health interventions in Kenya and other African countries has risen sharply. Focused on high-profile diseases such as HIV/AIDS, these funds create islands of intervention in a sea of under-resourced public health services. This paper draws on ethnographic research conducted in HIV clinics and in a public hospital to examine how health workers experience and reflect upon the juxtaposition of ‘global’ medicine with ‘local’ medicine. We show that health workers face an uneven playing field. High-prestige jobs are available in HIV research and treatment, funded by donors, while other diseases and health issues receive less attention. [from abstract]

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