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Post-colonial health care

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The emerging European colonialism of the 17th through the 20th centuries had its own internal contentions. They are witnessed throughout the historical period by the wrangles between the Company and its agents, and then between later commercial interests and the state itself. Complicating the picture from the “pre-colonial” through the colonial to the postcolonial, were issues of religion and ethnicity that characterized demography, structural dynamics, and the access to resources such as health care. These were historical, and overlapping layers of activity, all of which shaped health care in post-colonial Senegal. Clearly the dynamics of the construction of Senegal’s post-colonial political economy and its institutions of health care move well beyond the characterizations of colonial structures and attitudes. In fact, this analysis begs a much more nuanced interrogation of all the agents in a critical reassessment of the colonial as well as the periods that precede and succeed it.

Keywords: European colonialism; health care; political economy; post-colonial Senegal



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