The Role of Religion/Culture in Ghanaian Healthcare Practice

JOHN kwaku Opoku, Eric Manu, Victor Selorme Gedzi

Abstract


Despite the external influence exerted through modernity and scientific developments, religious/cultural knowledge in healthcare has proven worthy in addressing many health needs of countless individuals, especially the poor across Ghana and with specific reference to the Akan. The research approach was cross sectional and involved a sample size of 200 individuals. The paper suggests that traditional medicine or healthcare continues to play tremendous roles in global communities, especially in the South even though it has not been fully accepted and acknowledged by many. There is therefore the need to tap more into this religio-cultural knowledge on medicine and healthcare.


Keywords


Religion, Akan Culture, Healthcare, Knowledge System, Role

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