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Who Are ‘informal health providers’ and What Do They Do? Perspectives from Medical Anthropology (Research Summary)

Published on 1 January 2009

Who are the unlicensed, unregulated or informal private providers of medicinal services and products in Africa and Asia, and what do they do? In a growing and heterogeneous literature on the subject, there is debate over both the definition of informal health providers and the safety of their healthcare practices.

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Hayley MacGregor

Research Fellow

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IDS
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Cross, J. and MacGregor, H
journal
IDS Research Summary of IDS Working Paper, issue 334

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