Publications and Output Universal Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa
Bannister, David (2020). ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Sleeping Sickness, onchocerciasis and unintended consequences in colonial Ghana, 1930-1960’, The Journal of African History, (forthcoming)
Neumark, Tom (2020): Trusting the poor: Cash grants and the caring bureaucrat in a Kenyan slum. Anthropological Quarterly. 93 (2): 119–49.
Wintrup, Jamie (2020) Speaking with vampires and angels: the ambivalent afterlives of Christian humanitarianism in rural Zambia. History and Anthropology 31 (2): 217-235 https://doi.org/10.1080/02757206.2020.1711749
Bannister, David (2020). 'Futures and the past in Ghana’s Universal Health Coverage infrastructure'. Somatosphere (April 2020). Link here.
Prince, Ruth J. (2020) Utopian aspirations in a dystopian world: “Health for all” and the Universal Health Coverage agenda – an Introduction http://somatosphere.net/2020/universal-health-coverage.html/
Prince, Ruth J. (2020) A Politics of numbers? Digital registration in Kenya’s experiments with universal health coverage http://somatosphere.net/2020/digital-registration-kenya-universal-health-coverage.html/
Prince, Ruth J. (2020, in press, open access). "Malignant stories: the chronicity of cancer and the pursuit of care in Kenya." In Rethinking Epidemiological Change and Chronic Disease in Africa: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives. M. Vaughan, M. Mika & M. Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo. London: UCL Press.
Geissler, PW. & Prince, Ruth J. (2020). Layers of epidemy: Present pasts during the first weeks of COVID‐19 in western Kenya. Centaurus. 2020; 62: 248– 256. https://doi.org/10.1111/1600-0498.12295
Prince, Ruth J. (2020). “From Russia with Love”: Medical Modernities, Development Dreams, and Cold War Legacies in Kenya. Africa 90 (1): 51-76. Special issue, “Beyond Realism: Africa´s Medical Dreams”. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/africa/article/from-russia-with-love-medical-modernities-development-dreams-and-cold-war-legacies-in-kenya-1969-and-2015/095AAC48AC761D26C6ECF31137414F12
Neumark, Tom (2019): Inequality. In Research agenda in economic anthropology, ed. James Carrier. Edward Elgar.
Wintrup, James (2019) Transcending the ethical dilemma of Christian humanitarianism: American medical missionaries at a hospital in rural Zambia. Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology https://doi.org/10.1080/00141844.2019.1696856
Prince, Ruth J. (2019). “Pandemic Publics. How Epidemics Transform Social and Political Collectives of Public Health”, in Keck, Kelly and Lynteris, eds. The Anthropology of Epidemics <https://www.crcpress.com/The-Anthropology-of-Epidemics/Kelly-Keck-Lynteris/p/book/9781138616677> , Abingdon: Routledge.
- 2017. Prince, Ruth J. Universal Health Coverage in the Global South: New models of healthcare and their implications for citizenship, solidarity and the public good. Michael 81: 153-172. (Open Access)
- Neumark, Thomas (2017): ‘A good neighbour is not one that gives’: Detachment, ethics and the relational self in Kenya. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. 23 (4) 748–764.
Prince, Ruth J & Rebecca Marsland (eds.) (2013) Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa. Ethnographic Perspectives. Athens: Ohio University Press http://www.ohioswallow.com/extras/9780821420577_toc_and_introduction.pdf http://www.ohioswallow.com/book/Making+and+Unmaking+Public+Health+in+Africa
Blogs & Public Engagement
- Geissler, P.W and Prince, Ruth J. (2020). Frontline: Primary Healthcare and Covid-19 in Kenya, on Somatosphere (April 2020): http://somatosphere.net/forumpost/primary-health-care-covid-19-kenya/
- Geissler, P.W and Prince, Ruth J. (2020). On Covid-19, anthropology and Africa: "Corona, How Are You?", on Africa-is-a-Country (May 2020): https://africasacountry.com/2020/05/corona-how-are-you
- Wintrup, James (2019). Attracting “high-level political will”: the politics of promoting Universal Health Coverage. https://www.med.uio.no/helsam/english/research/projects/universal-health-coverage-africa/news-and-blog/blog/attracting-high-level-political-will-the-politics-uhc.html
- Bannister, David (2018). Online blog post: 'After Alma Ata, after Astana: a new year of Global Health and UHC'
- Bannister, David (2018). BBC Radio Interview. Radio debate on Universal Health Coverage in Africa, broadcast by the BBC World Service.
Health for all? - Online article series on Somatosphere
'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.
Click here for the link to the published issue at Somatosphere.
Contributions from team members:
- Prince, Ruth J. 2020 Utopian aspirations in a dystopian world: “Health for all” and the Universal Health Coverage agenda – an Introduction. Somatosphere (April 2020): http://somatosphere.net/2020/universal-health-coverage.html/
- Prince, Ruth J. 2020. A Politics of numbers? Digital registration in Kenya’s experiments with universal health coverage. Somatosphere (April 2020): http://somatosphere.net/2020/digital-registration-kenya-universal-health-coverage.html/
- Tom Neumark´s piece on digital technology and health in Tanzania: Neumark, Tom. 2020. The hype and hope of data for healthcare in Africa. Somatosphere (April 2020): http://somatosphere.net/2020/data-healthcare-africa.html
- Victoria Jacinta Muinde, on health insurance for the poor in Kenya: Muinde, Victoria Jacinta. 2020. Health Insurance for the poor: insights from the Kenyan coast. Somatosphere (April 2020): http://somatosphere.net/2020/health-insurance-poor-kenya.html/
- David Bannister´s piece on the 'ruination' and transformation of Ghana's healthcare infrastructures and the risks of writing about contemporary landscapes as 'ruins'. Bannister, David. 2020. Futures and the past in Ghana’s Universal Health Coverage infrastructure. Somatosphere (April 2020)
Jamie Wintrup´s essay on the state and scaling up primary health care in Zambia: Wintrup, James. 2020. Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Zambia: state accountability and universality in a new community health worker programme" . Somatosphere (April2020): http://somatosphere.net/2020/universal-health-coverage-zambia.html/
Conference papers & presentations
- Bannister, David. Upcoming: March 2021. ‘Into the hitherto untouched periphery’: Planning, Primary Health Care and changing idioms of health governance in Ghana, 1957-1996’. Presentation at the European Conference on Social Sciences and History, Leiden, Netherlands, as part of the panel ‘‘Primary Health Care’ in Post-War Global Health: Making and Meaning’.
- Bannister, David. Upcoming: January 2021. Presentation at the University of Oslo African Anthropology Seminar. Paper title: Where the present begins: Guinea Worm disease and the regionalisation of inequity in Ghana, 1900-2015
- Neumark, Tom, 3rd December 2020, ‘Living in hype: Tanzanian technologists in an era of techno-optimism’ paper to be presented at African Studies Seminar. Department of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo
- Neumark, Tom, 11th December 2020, ‘Leapfrogging with data: time, machines and healthcare in Tanzania’, paper to be presented at the conference, Data as a Relation, University of Copenhagen
- Bannister, David. October 2019. 'Remembering the cost: oral history and payment for health services in Ghana, 1945-2019'. Presentation at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in London, as part of the Histories in Global Health Seminar Series.
- Neumark, Tom, 6th-7th September 2019, 'Leapfrogging all the way to utopia’ paper presented at the workshop 'Curious Utopias: large and small blueprints for human society', University of Oslo.
- Bannister, David. September 2019. ‘Absent Utopias in Ghanaian healthcare: Independence, Alma Ata, and the Information Age, 1957-2019’. Presentation at the workshop “Curious Utopias: Large and Small Blueprints for Human Society”, University of Oslo.
- Bannister, David. July 2019. ‘Colonial tsetse control and post-independence onchocerciasis in Ghana’. Presentation at the triennial Ghana Studies Association Conference, University of Ghana Legon, Accra.
- Bannister, David. 11-14 June 2019. Co-convened panel and presentation at ECAS (European Conference on African Studies), University of Edinburgh. Panel title: “Remembering Alma Ata? Revisiting 'health for all' amid aspirations for universal health coverage in Africa”. Paper title: ‘Care, Adjustment, Coverage: Oral History and the Diffusion of Global Health Policy in Ghana, 1945-2019’
- Bannister, David. April 2019. ‘The periphery’s periphery: northern Ghana in the past and present of global health, 1900-2015’. Presentation at Sites of Health, a Symposium on the Medical Humanities, Shanghai, organized by University of Strathclyde, University of Shanghai, and the Wellcome Trust.
- Bannister, David. March 2019. ‘History, policy, and the road to Universal Health Coverage in Ghana, 1930-2015’. Presentation to SUM ‘Global Health Unpacked’ Seminar Series, University of Oslo.
- Wintrup, James, 2019: University of Oslo, Norway, 6th-7th September Curious Utopias: large and small blueprints for human society. Paper: Achieving universal health coverage in rural Zambia: state accountability and universality in a community health worker programme
- Wintrup, James, 2019: University of Oslo, Norway, 27th March Anthropology of Africa Seminar, Department of Social Anthropology Paper: Who alone can see? Christian humanitarianism, aspect-showing and political critique