Indigenous medicine and biomedical health care in fragile settings: insights from Burundi

@article{Falisse2018IndigenousMA,
  title={Indigenous medicine and biomedical health care in fragile settings: insights from Burundi},
  author={Jean-Beno{\^i}t Falisse and Serena Masino and Raymond Ngenzebuhoro},
  journal={Health Policy and Planning},
  year={2018},
  volume={33},
  pages={483–493}
}
This study contributes to the health policy debate on medical systems integration by describing and analysing the interactions between health-care users, indigenous healers, and the biomedical public health system, in the so far rarely documented case of post-conflict Burundi. We adopt a mixed-methods approach combining (1) data from an existing survey on access to health-care, with 6,690 individuals, and (2) original interviews and focus groups conducted in 2014 with 121 respondents, including… 

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