Who are 'informal health providers' and what do they do? Perspectives from medical anthropology
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This paper explores gaps and limitations in the conceptualisation, methodology and policy implications of debates about informal health care providers by examining a cross section of empirical studies. Drawing on a tradition of critical medical anthropology, we argue that existing debates hinge on a particular understanding of what constitutes appropriate knowledge and on particular expectations of how economic actors in the medical marketplace will behave.
CitationCross, J. and MacGregor, H. (2009) 'Who Are 'Informal Health Providers' and What Do They Do? Perspectives from Medical Anthropology', IDS Working Paper 334, Brighton: IDS
Is part of seriesIDS Working Paper;334
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