Convened by Dr. Toyin Falola • Coordinated by Matthew Heaton

Ailments and treatments
Illnesses and their meanings
Administration of hospitals, gov't programs, bureaucracy
Recovery methods
HIV/AIDS
Healing methods (traditional, western, spiritual)
The "big pharma" and other MNCs
Globalization and health
Sustainable health
Poverty and illness
The role of NGOs

We are pleased to announce a three-day conference centered on the theme of AFRICAN HEALTH AND ILLNESS. We welcome papers that pose medical, cultural, historical, sociological, methodological, and theoretical questions, whether addressing relevant, recurring and urgent issues or raising neglected topics. Papers are invited on virtually all themes, inclusive of time, period and space parameters as well as interdisciplinary perspectives.

Among the themes of interest are the following:

Psychosocial affects and effects
War and trauma
The body and space
Famine and other un/natural disasters
Local, national and global politics
History of illnesses (e.g., malaria, TB, etc)
Contagion and containment
Images of illness
Epidemiology
Health as a profession: caretakers, caregivers, providers, provisions
Autobiographies of health and welfare


Africa Conference 2005: African Health and Illness
Convened by Dr. Toyin Falola for the Center for African and African American Studies
Coordinated by Matthew Heaton Webmaster, Technical Coordinator: Sam Saverance