- The first two days of the CIHA Blog conference taking place this week (Dec 11 – 16) have engaged participants from a range of religious traditions present in Africa, NGO health and gender experts, and scholars on conversations about health, gender and religion in Africa. Formal panel sessions were further enhanced with visits to the Galerie Nationale and Réseau Informatique des Herbiers Africains lab at Universite Cheikh Anta Diop which houses an incredible collection of medicinal and other plants from all over Africa. Conversations thus far have included questions about how to move “traditional” medicine/ forms of knowledge from the margins and outside of the norm to be fully recognized and valued as well as debates on whether and how traditional and “western/modern” healing can work together. Today, the third day of the conference, participants traveled to Fatick, Senegal and from tomorrow, the group will be going to Casamance. The conference concludes on Saturday back in Dakar.
- Follow ongoing conference proceedings at #CIHA2017 on Twitter!
- — CIHA (@CIHABlog)Wed, Dec 06 2017 19:07:59Stay tuned next week for discussions on health, healing and gender in Africa during our annual conference! #CIHA2017 http://www.cihablog.com/upcoming-religion-health-healing-gender-africa-religion-sante-guerison-et-genre-en-afrique/ …
- — Cecelia Lynch (@CeceliaMLynch)Thu, Dec 07 2017 20:21:09Check out CIHA Blog Senegal conference coming up next week! http://www.cihablog.com/upcoming-religion-health-healing-gender-africa-religion-sante-guerison-et-genre-en-afrique/ … #CIHA2017 @CODESRIA
- — CIHA (@CIHABlog)Mon, Dec 11 2017 10:27:43The opening panel of The CIHA Blog Conference on Religion, Health, Healing and Gender in Africa is streaming now! https://www.facebook.com/cihablog
- — CIHA (@CIHABlog)Mon, Dec 11 2017 10:32:13Le panel d’overture du conference de Blog CIHA sur le theme “Religion, santé, guérison et genre” est en streaming! https://www.facebook.com/cihablog
- — Akosua AdomakoAmpofo (@adomakoampofo)Mon, Dec 11 2017 12:37:49
- — Akosua AdomakoAmpofo (@adomakoampofo)Mon, Dec 11 2017 12:40:06@CIHABlog 'What is so fascinating about African thought that has made it so significant in Western thought? If my people had no knowledge, why was there such a push to take it to the Americas to develop Western industrialisation paradigms?' Anthonia Kalu @ CIHA conference, Dakar
- — Zeyna NJAAY (@SySeynabou)Mon, Dec 11 2017 12:48:14
- — Cecelia Lynch (@CeceliaMLynch)Mon, Dec 11 2017 14:38:31#CIHABlog Senegal Conference from panel 1: women continue to experience gender subordination (Fatou Sow); while African spiritualities and religions continue to be relegated to inferior status by both Christianity and Islam (Anthonia Kalu).
- — Cecelia Lynch (@CeceliaMLynch)Mon, Dec 11 2017 14:40:56#CIHABlog Senegal Conf: amazing — and wrong — stereotypes about maternal reproduction if universal, free health care is enacted (Valery Ridde); In South Africa (as well as beyond), the rich are over served in terms of health care while the poor are underserved (Stephen Hendricks)
2017 CIHA Blog Conference, Dakar, Senegal
Religion, Health, Healing and Gender in Africa / Religion, santé, guréison et genre en Afrique