Bhekisisa Podcast

What happens when ‘western medicine’ and traditional healers collide?

By Gavin Fisher en Danny Booysen 26 September 2019
(Photo: Delwyn Verasamy)

Medical doctors and traditional healers often struggle to trust each other. But in this rural KwaZulu-Natal community they learned how to work together. They shared their skills so well that, in the end, traditional healers were able to diagnose more patients with psychiatric disorders than specially-trained doctors. 


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