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University of Iowa

Publication Date

Summer 2011

Program Name

Madagascar: Traditional Medicine and Health Care Systems


For my individual research, I wanted to look into all the benefits that could be offered by collaborating allopathic and traditional healthcare systems and how such a system is accomplished in Madagascar, in order to weigh and to discover the feasibility of using integrated healthcare systems as sustainable development in other parts of the world. Furthermore, as Madagascar sets the example in my research this summer, the use of traditional and modern medicine as an integrated health care system best serves the majority of the Malagasy population for several important reasons.


Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Family, Life Course, and Society | Inequality and Stratification | International Public Health | Public Health | Public Health Education and Promotion