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Community health and traditional healers in Sierra Leone | by Overseas Development Institute
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Community health and traditional healers in Sierra Leone

In recent years, efforts have been made to encourage people’s use of formal health providers, yet a strong reliance on traditional healers (such as the one pictured here) continues.

  

Healers attempt to identify the cause of an illness or pain and prescribe treatments, often involving the use of local herbs.

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Uploaded on October 13, 2014