Traditional Healers Should Play Important Role In Sierra Leone’s Health System, Report Says
Thomson Reuters Foundation: Scapegoated faith healers needed in Sierra Leone health system: report
“Traditional healers were blamed for worsening the spread of Ebola in Sierra Leone, but they need to be included in any plan to improve the country’s health care and prevent such crises in future, researchers [from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI)] said on Thursday. … ‘Traditional healers are considered incredibly important in local communities. You can disagree with them as much as you want, but if you don’t work through them it’s not surprising if you then see limited results,’ [Richard Mallett, co-author of the report,] said in an interview…” (Whiting, 7/2).