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Timeliness and Chronic Medication: Knowledge about Hypertension and Diabetes in Uganda

Susan Reynolds Whyte (U Copenhagen, Denmark)
Publication Date2014
PublicationSPP Working Paper No. 7
PublisherDFG Priority Programme (SPP 1448): “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa”
LanguageEnglish
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Summary

The DFG Priority Programme (SPP 1448): “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa – Technologies and Significations in the Production of Order and Disorder” publishes online working papers in PDF format. The editors are Ulf Engel (U Leipzig, Germany) and Richard Rottenburg (U Halle, Germany). The Working Paper No. 7 by Susan Reynolds Whyte (U Copenhagen, Denmark) examines knowledge about medicines for hypertension and diabetes in Uganda. Because they are chronic diseases needing chronic treatment, time and timing are fundamental to knowledge about their medication. Knowledge about medicinal timeliness is related to health institutions and technology.