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Religion and Health Care in East Africa: Lessons from Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia

Robert Lloyd, Melissa Haussman, and Patrick James


What is the impact of religious and non-religious beliefs on health care? Health care, an essential aspect of an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being, is an important way to assess this question. This book studies the relationship of the physical and spiritual domains by investigating how religious belief affects the provision and consumption of public health in three Africa countries: Uganda, Mozambique, and Ethiopia. Results all confirm the impact of religious beliefs on health perceptions, procurement, and provision. Securing good health is a key and universal aspi ... More

Keywords: health, religion, millennium development goals, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, gender, sexual rights, reproductive rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447337874
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447337874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Lloyd, author
Palm Beach Atlantic University

Melissa Haussman, author
Carleton University

Patrick James, author
University of Southern California