Presumed Cause(s) of Tuberculosis in Rural Nepal

  • Ulla-Britt Engelbrektsson International Nepal Fellowship based in Surkhet
  • Madhusudan Subedi Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Keywords: Explanatory Model, Tuberculosis, Presumed Cause/s

Abstract

In focus is the emic perspective on cause/s of tuberculosis. The ethnographic data is from two major studies in one and the same community in the Hill district of Pyuthan, in the Mid-Western Development Region. The findings show a pooling of old and new influences with a dazzling plurality of thoughts and ideas within a framework of great uncertainty. Moreover, changes in perceptions over the last decade and an half are quite marginal. For health workers to function efficiently the perceived causes of patients and their communities need to be understood and taken into account.

Himalayan Journal of Sociology & Anthropology - Vol. VII (2016), Page: 175-197


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Author Biographies

Ulla-Britt Engelbrektsson, International Nepal Fellowship based in Surkhet
Dr
. Engelbrektsson was Lecturer (1972-1998) and Associate Professor (1998-2009) at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and between 2010–2014, she served as a member of the University of Gothenburg’s Global University Initiative. Ulla-Britt's publications are focused on socio-cultural aspects of infectious diseases especially Tuberculosis and Leprosy. Currently, Ulla-Britt Engelbrektsson is planning and Evaluation Officer of the International Nepal Fellowship based in Surkhet, Nepal
Madhusudan Subedi, Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University
Mr Subedi is Professor and currently associated to the Central Department of Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is the author of 'Medical Anthropology of Nepal (2001)' and coauthor of 'The State of Sociology and Anthropology: Teaching and Research in Nepal (2014)'. Professor Subedi has presented more than 25 papers in national and international conferences and has published more than 30 academic articles in eminent national and international journals.
Published
2017-04-12
How to Cite
Engelbrektsson, U.-B., & Subedi, M. (2017). Presumed Cause(s) of Tuberculosis in Rural Nepal. Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology, 7, 175-197. https://doi.org/10.3126/hjsa.v7i0.17156
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