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The riddle of malnutrition : the long arc of biomedical and public health interventions in Uganda, by Jennifer Tappan

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The riddle of malnutrition : the long arc of biomedical and public health interventions in Uganda
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The riddle of malnutrition
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the long arc of biomedical and public health interventions in Uganda
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by Jennifer Tappan
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the riddle of malnutrition
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eng
Summary
More than ten million children suffer from severe acute malnutrition globally each year. In Uganda, longstanding efforts to understand, treat, and then prevent the condition initially served to medicalize it, in the eyes of both biomedical personnel and Ugandans who brought their children to the hospital for treatment and care. Medicalization meant malnutrition came to be seen as a disease—as a medical emergency—not a preventable condition, further compromising nutritional health in Uganda. Rather than rely on a foreign-led model, physicians in Uganda responded to this failure by developing a novel public health program known as Mwanamugimu. The new approach prioritized local expertise and empowering Ugandan women, blending biomedical knowledge with African sensibilities and cultural competencies. In The Riddle of Malnutrition, Jennifer Tappan examines how over the course of half a century Mwanamugimu tackled the most fatal form of childhood malnutrition—kwashiorkor—and promoted nutritional health in the midst of postcolonial violence, political upheaval, and neoliberal resource constraints. She draws on a diverse array of sources to illuminate the interplay between colonialism, the production of scientific knowledge, and the delivery of health services in contemporary Africa
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Tappan, Jennifer
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362.1963/90096761
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Perspectives on Global Health
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The riddle of malnutrition : the long arc of biomedical and public health interventions in Uganda, by Jennifer Tappan
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource (239 pages)
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online
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9780821422458
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations.
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remote
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  • (CKB)3710000001389972
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4871512
  • (EXLCZ)993710000001389972
Label
The riddle of malnutrition : the long arc of biomedical and public health interventions in Uganda, by Jennifer Tappan
Publication
Copyright
Note
Description based on print version of record
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821422458
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)3710000001389972
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4871512
  • (EXLCZ)993710000001389972

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