Universal Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa: An Anthropological Study
Funded by the European Research Council (Panel SH5), this project critically examines state-led moves towards Universal Health Coverage in four African countries, and associated debates about the public good.
Our research explores how African governments are experimenting with new forms of healthcare and welfare, and what this means for the relationship between the state and its citizens.
Our countries of study include Kenya, Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania - representing three geographical and political regions which offer comparative potential due to differences in histories of state formation, colonialism, welfare, and healthcare. In each of these regions, aspirations for universal health care and coverage appear to revitalise mid-20th century hopes for inclusive citizenship but proceed amidst continued privatisation and austerity.
Reading Group: Critique and anthropology
Our reading group aims to provide an opportunity for interested scholars to explore both older and more recent discussions about academic practices of critique as a way to think further about what is at stake for researching and writing about our damaged, shared world. The reading group will be held online, last 1.5 hours, and will take place once a month, beginning Tuesday 8th March at 3pm Read more and join our reading group here.
Paper presentation at the Commons Workshop
Mar. 15, 2022
Jacinta Victoria S Muinde presented her paper on National health insurance, solidarities and commoning healthcare in Kenya, at the Commons Workshop hosted by the Department of Social Anthropology (UiO) on the 14th and 15th of March.
Special Issue - 'Health for all? Critical perspectives on Universal Health Coverage', published by Somatosphere (2020)
Nov. 3, 2020
'Health for All? Critical perspectives on Universal Health Coverage' is a special issue of the online health humanities publication Somatosphere. The issue was edited by project leader Ruth J. Prince, and contributed to by all members of the project team, with additional contributors.