Resistance and religion: health care in Uganda, 1971-1979
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Resistance and religion
Abstract: 

This article situates women's roles in community health care during violence in Uganda in the 1970s. It examines the lived reality of Catholic missionary sister nurses, midwives, and physicians on the ground where sisters administered health care to local communities. The goal is to examine how religious women worked with local individuals and families in community health during periods of violence and war. Catholic sisters claimed to be apolitical, yet their mission work widened to include political issues. As they saw local Ugandans threatened, sisters engaged in political activities by their identification with and protection of "their people."

Author(s): 
Reckart, Madeline
Wall, Barbra Mann
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Family & Community Health
Journal Abbreviation: 
Fam Community Health
Publication Date: 
2014-09
Publication Year: 
2014
Pages: 
231-238
Volume: 
37
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1550-5057
DOI: 
10.1097/FCH.0000000000000031
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 24892863

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Madeline Reckart and Barbra Mann Wall. 2014-09. "Resistance and religion: health care in Uganda, 1971-1979." Family & Community Health 37: 3: 231-238. 10.1097/FCH.0000000000000031.

Wikipedia Citation

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