Illiterate and untrained African medical auxiliaries were frontline workers in Catholic mission health institutions in Zambia and played important functions indispensable to the overall provision of missionary therapeutic system. They helped in breaking barriers between the missionaries and Africans. Their functions enhanced the smooth provision of health services at mission hospitals, thereby assisting Christian medics to fulfill their vision of providing health services to Africans. These workers shaped their patients’ experiences of Christian medicine in important ways and thus influenced how Africans embraced the new form of healing.
Godfrey Kabaya Kumwenda
Godfrey Kabaya Kumwenda is visually impaired and is a Senior Lecturer at Kasama College of Education in Zambia. He teaches Philosophy of Education, History and Educational Research Methods. He holds a Master's Degree in History, a Bachelor's Degree and Secondary School Teachers' Diploma in English and History, all from the University of Zambia.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Medical Auxiliaries, Conditions of Service, Untrained Auxiliaries
HISTORY / General