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Title:Medical auxiliaries and the negotiation of public health in colonial north-western Tanzania
Author:Webel, Mari
Year:2013
Periodical:The Journal of African History (ISSN 0021-8537)
Volume:54
Issue:3
Pages:393-416
Language:English
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:Haya
trypanosomiasis
health personnel
health policy
colonial administration
Kiziba polity
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021853713000716
Abstract:This article investigates the development and employment of African medical auxiliaries during the German campaign against sleeping sickness in colonial north-western Tanzania. A case study from the kingdom of Kiziba demonstrates how widespread illness and colonial public health interventions intersected with broader political and social change in the early twentieth century. Ziba auxiliaries known as gland-feelers operated within overlapping social and occupational contexts as colonial intermediaries, royal emissaries, and familiar local men. The changing fortunes of the campaign and its auxiliaries illustrate how new public health interventions became a means for the kingdom's population to engage with or avoid both royal and colonial power. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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