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Today is the deadline – please vote!

A big thank you to all of you who have enjoyed this blog and faithfully kept me company with your comments and encouragement. I would like to see the blog having more influence as a source of evidence-based health research coverage. One of the ways you would help me do this is to push my vote count so that this blog is known as the best public health blog in the country or even the best blog. To do this,

‘Healers’ and chronic illness: a childhood experience

This sign post is common in Kitengela. This ‘doctor’ can get rid of the tummy fat but also ‘treat all chronic diseases’. Some of these ‘doctors’ use herbs, others are ‘faith healers’ who pray and ‘break curses’ and therefore get rid of impotence, fertility problems, money and relationship problems. What is it like for children being taken to these ‘healers’?

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