Traditional practices in The Gambia and their scientific explanations

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West African Pranic Healing Foundation , Banjul, The Gambia
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2012/40542
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Open LibraryOL25242149M
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West African Pranic Healing Foundation, The Gambia, on Saturday launched a book entitled ‘Traditional Practices in The Gambia and their Scientific Explanation’, authored by Srikanth Jois.

The official launching, held at the Pranic Healing Centre, brought together Traditional practices in The Gambia and their scientific explanations book government officials from the Ministry of Education and community leaders.

* Conducted Pranic Healing Courses for the first time in Ivory Coast, Senegal, and The Gambia * Authored book ‘Traditional Practices in The Gambia and their Scientific Explanations’ published in with the permission from WAPHF and IIS.

* Published more than 12 articles based on teachings of Master Choa Kok Sui. The Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (GAMCOTRAP) is a national, non-governmental feminist organisation in Gambia (NGO no: A21) which was established in February and registered as a non-profit institution in Traditional medicine in The Gambia Susan Campbell While working in a rural hospital in The Gambia, I realized that some of my colleagues viewed traditional healers with some degree of scepticism.

Some felt that it led to a delay in patients seeking treatment and, Cited by: 7. The author has successfully encapsulated both long-ago history and contemporary Gambia to provide students with a complete look at life in Gambia today. Information on past traditions and historic events is discussed in the context of how they pertain to life today and their influence on the constant evolution of Gambian life and s: 1.

This book celebrates African architecture and traditional building techniques. It celebrates the wealth of knowledge left behind by the great masons and builders of Africa.

It also celebrates the wonderful work that has been done by the Steering Committee of Africa since its inception in It shows a. Harmful Traditional Practices 21 Festivals and Cultural Rights 21 Chapter 3. to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its application, and (c) to enjoy the protection of scientific, literary or artistic works‟.

the 13th century, compose the largest group in The Gambia. Their language is the. In the Gambia mandinka are also the largest ethnic groups in their own traditional systems children are taken to the bush for the circumcision where they spend one month in the bush.

And the day they are to come to the home would be a great day occasion both for the parents and male children who usually observed this system. There still exists local traditonal animist, fetishist beliefs and practices in Gambia, despite the existence of Islam in the country over the centuries.

Many muslims still practice tradional beliefs by going to their. developed in a traditional context and embodied in traditional lifestyle or knowledge systems. TK includes know-how, skills, innovations, practices and learning.

National laws that are designed to address the narrow issue of CBD and/or Nagoya Protocol compliance tend to define TK as only TK associated with genetic resources.

Drawing on grassroots activism by the women's rights NGO GAMCOTRAP (Gambian Committee on Traditional Practices), this article considers contested forms of sexuality in the : Charles Ebere. GAMCOTRAP is a grassroots women’s rights organization established in after a regional conference was organised in Dakar, Senegal by the World Health Organisation.

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The focus of the conference was to discuss issues regarding harmful traditional practices that affect the reproductive health of women in Africa. As a result, the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices.

traditional medicine must be at least partially based on evidence that certain treatments relieve symptoms or cure diseases. But, when I began researching this topic, I was quickly convinced that many Gambians view traditional medicine as being every bit as 4 Medicine in The Gambia: Where Technology Meets Tradition Ryan AndersonFile Size: KB.

The practice of traditional medicine is an important aspect of Gambian life and culture. It has existed in the country since before the arrival of western medicine and even the Islamic religion.

Although there have been some additions to the methods of traditional healers of The Gambia since the coming of Islam, many of the values and concepts Author: Ana Peterson. Nkusukum-Ekumfi-Enyan traditional area in the Central Region of Ghana resulted in the conversions of the indigenous people, mainly, from African Traditional Religion (ATR) to the two mission religions.

The religious beliefs, practices and the provision of social. Oral Traditions from the Gambia, Vol. 1: Mandinka Griots (Papers in International Studies) [Wright, Donald R] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

Oral Traditions from the Gambia, Vol. 1: Mandinka Griots (Papers in International Studies)Author: Donald R Wright. They're also known to be the most traditional people in Gambia in terms of religious practices, sticking to their tribal beliefs, in spite of the fact that most of them are Muslim.

Some are Christians. The Serahuli entered Gambia only recently in the. Although the majority of Africans today are adherents of Christianity or Islam, African people often combine the practice of their traditional belief with the practice of Abrahamic religions.

The two Abrahamic religions are widespread across Africa, though mostly concentrated in different areas.

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They have replaced indigenous African religions, but are often adapted to African cultural contexts and. The findings suggest that different gender equality in education ideas and practices have been selectively mobilized and incorporated into education policy processes in The Gambia. At the level of policy talk, girls’ education is framed as important for both Cited by: 5.

- In Association with Gambia Organization for Visually Impaired GOVI Applied Pranic Healing on six Partially blind students - Authored book ‘Traditional Practices in The Gambia and their Scientific Explanations’ - Translating Prayers - Organizing and Conducting Basic Pranic Healing, Advanced Pranic Healing and Pranic Psychotherapy CoursesTitle: Pranic Healer.

This is where Gambia came in with the denunciation of the existing African regimes that have brought corruption and political and social ills. Inthe year Gambia got its independence, Dr Lenrie Peters published his first, and Gambia’s first, novel, The Second Round. Dr Lenrie Peters. Dr Lenrie Peters was born in in Banjul (The Gambia).

The author looks at The Gambia and its people and how this African country has been able to achieve cultural integration on a national level.

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He also provides a comprehensive picture of the country's nation identity which is a fusion of the multiple identities of the various ethno-cultural groups which collectively constitute the Gambian nation.

GAMBIAN CULTURE NOTES by Ebrima Colley INTRODUCTION The purpose of this Cultural Guide is to identify and describe the main cultural issues in Gambian society with a view to helping foreigners acquire cross-cultural skills, which are essential to their stay and work in The Size: 99KB.

At the same time, we should also encourage the scientific community to undertake research to improve the current practice. In the Gambia, many people use traditional medicine and many herbalists are in the practice.

However, there is a need for the country to put in place legislation to regulate the practice. ‘methodological muddling’.9,10 In providing an explanation for the selection of Glaser’s version of grounded theory, 11 this approach enabled the inquiry to provide a fresh slant on existing knowledge about public science policy implications for production of scientific knowledge in The Gambia.

The Gambia has a liberal, market-based economy characterised by traditional subsistence agriculture, a historic reliance on groundnuts for export earnings, a re-export trade built up around its ocean port, low import duties, minimal administrative procedures, a fluctuating exchange rate with no exchange controls, and a significant tourism l: Banjul, 13°28′N 16°36′W / °N.

Below is the presentation entitled “A Law Ending FGM in The Gambia” delivered by Mrs Amie Sillah on the event marking International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM organized by GAMCOTRAP in collaboration with No Peace Without Justice, Gambia Government and IAC CI-AF.

It was held on 6 February at Friendship Hotel in Bakau. The Gambia genre: new releases and popular books, including Reading the Ceiling by Dayo Forster, Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley, One. The Gambia is a small State in West Africa with a land area of 10, square kilometers, varying in width between 42 kilometers near the mouth of the river to 24 kilometers further upstream and File Size: 81KB.

The music of the Gambia is closely linked musically with that of its neighbor, Senegal, which surrounds its inland frontiers its prominent musicians is Foday Musa Suso.

Mbalax is a widely known popular dance music of the Gambia and neighbouring fuses popular Western music and dance, with sabar, the traditional drumming and dance music of the Wolof and Serer people.

Despite the law the practice was very prevalent, with approximately 76 percent of girls and women between the ages of believed to have undergone FGM/C.

NGOs, including the Gambia Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, Wassu Gambia Kafo, Safe Hands for Girls, and Think Young Women, were at the.Over 85 percent of Gambians are Muslim (followers of Islam).

Christians (about 12 percent) are found mainly in the urban areas. A small percentage of the population practice traditional beliefs. In the Jola area there are still a few shrines where offerings are made to spirits believed to influence human destiny.Discover the best Gambia in Best Sellers.

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