This workshop aims to explore the possibilities of inter-disciplinary/international collaboration in medical-zairaichi (zairaichi means local knowledge in Japanese) to understand how local people prevent diseases and maintain health while embracing both modern biomedical and local practices. Based on our research processes and outcomes, such as maternal and child health in Tanzania, community health activities in Ethiopia, lifestyle diseases in Tanzania and locally occurring chronic diseases in Uganda, this workshop will discuss how local healthcare practices are being realized by different actors. Moreover, the workshop will introduce preliminary research results, including a virtual platform based on information and communications technology that facilitates the sharing of medical knowledge between researchers and local medical professionals.
7th February 2021 （Sun）
Anyone can participate.
Free to join.
Medical-Local Knowledge Research Network Using ICTs for Identifying Effective Health Practices in Africa[SPIRITS], Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, JSPS Scientific Research Fund-B on Reconsidering the Concept of Waste and Formation of Materiality in Africa [No.18H03444]