S. van der Geest
- Daily health concerns in Kakabo: anthropological explorations in a Bangladeshi village
- Number of pages
- Dhaka: James P. Grant School of Public Health, BRAC University
- Monograph series / James P. Grant School of Public Health
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Book editing
- Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG)
- Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
Daily health concerns in Kakabo: Anthropological explorations in a Bangladeshi village is a collection of essays written by students of BRAC James P Grant School of Public Health in 2005, 2006 and 2007. These essays are the results of exploratory studies conducted in a village named Kakabo, about twenty-five kilometres from Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The students came from varied backgrounds and different countries in Asia, Africa, North and South America.
The essays deal with diverse, obscure topics and unexplored areas in the field of rural public health in Bangladesh. This book includes chapters on oral health, personal hygiene, mental health, disability, elderly well being, sexual and reproductive health, traditional healers, local concepts of illness, occupational health, environment, smoking, and health information.
This book also contains an elaborate overview of social science studies of health and health care in Bangladesh (see Appendix 1). For local terms, see footnotes and the glossary (Appendix 3).
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