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The riddle of malnutrition : the long arc of biomedical and public health interventions in Uganda

Author: Jennifer Tappan
Publisher: Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Perspectives on global health.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tappan, Jennifer.
Riddle of malnutrition.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017006596
(OCoLC)959265571
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Tappan
ISBN: 9780821445914 082144591X
OCLC Number: 989063304
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 218 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Diagnostic uncertainty and its consequences --
Medicalizing malnutrition --
The miracle of Kitobero --
In the shadows of structural adjustment and HIV --
Epilogue : remedicalizing malnutrition and the Plumpy'Nut Revolution.
Series Title: Perspectives on global health.
Responsibility: Jennifer Tappan.

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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  Read more...

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