Pioneering futures of health and well-being: actors, technologies and social engineering

Within the domain of health there can clearly be seen some new developments, for example e-healthcare solutions, which change the health landscape. However, in many African countries health care and public health are not sufficient enough. This Collaborative Research Group will pioneer in the domain of m-health, insurances, and other appearing fields that combine new technologies and actors in the domain of health care and well-being. We will follow an ‘actor health care in context’ approach, and especially look into social, cultural, economic and political aspects in the context of and in health care itself, with the aim for this CRG to be an added value to the already existing research in this field. It brings together staff members from the African Studies Centre, Leiden University and several African institutes.

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Health, healthcare, m-health, well-being, innovation, health insurances