African Cultural Practices and Health Implications for Nigeria Rural Development

International Review of Management and Business Research, Vol. 2 Issue 1, March 2013

8 Pages Posted: 12 Jan 2014

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Takim Ojua

University of Calabar (UNICAL) - Sociology

David Ishor

Federal University Lafia

Pefun Ndom

Federal College of Education, Oyo

Date Written: January 12, 2014

Abstract

African societies and cultural practices over these years had commanded global attention as it concern health conditions of the people. The paper looks at some of these practices (positive and negative) and showcases how these cultural heritages in attitudes and behaviors affect the overall progress of the people and society from the Nigerian perspective. The paper which qualitatively x-rays the African societal practices reveals that some of these practices are negatively affecting the lives of women and children and that cultural change and continuities in various angles will go a long way through enculturation to ensure that some of these negative practices are destroyed and new positive ones are enhanced. The paper concludes illnesses/diseases like malaria, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, cultural practices carried on by Africans makes the whole efforts a child’s play.

Keywords: Culture, African Societies, Health, Implications and Rural Development

Suggested Citation

Ojua, Takim and Ishor, David and Ndom, Pefun, African Cultural Practices and Health Implications for Nigeria Rural Development (January 12, 2014). International Review of Management and Business Research, Vol. 2 Issue 1, March 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2377906

Takim Ojua (Contact Author)

University of Calabar (UNICAL) - Sociology ( email )

Calabar
Nigeria

David Ishor

Federal University Lafia

P. M. B. 146
LAFIA, Nasarawa
Nigeria

Pefun Ndom

Federal College of Education, Oyo

Oyo, Oyo State
Nigeria

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