SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016





African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare

Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, 6 September 2016


9: 00    Registration

9:15    Welcome

9:20    Keynote Address

Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa

Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.

10:15   Panel 1

Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association

Medical Practices in World War I Africa

 Dr Tony Jewell

Colonial Medicine in East Africa in War and Peace 1910-1932

1:00     Coffee Break

11:15   Panel 2

Dr Hannah Louise Clark, Trinity College, University of Oxford

‘The General practitioners of the Aurès’: a microhistory of medicine and surgery in early twentieth-century Algeria

Marcia Tiede, Area Studies Cataloguer (Africana): Northwestern University

Indigenous Care in Mali, Examples from the Cahiers Ponty

Korklu A Laryea, University of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa

Aawon Amewuda Kartey (1895-2010): A life of an ‘aborted Christian faith’ and traditional medicinal practice

12:45   Film

Asha Ahmed Mwilu, Independent filmmaker from Nairobi, will introduce her documentary about traditional and western medicine in Kenya.

1.10     Lunch

1.50    SCOLMA AGM

2.15    Panel 3

Benjamin Bronnert Walker, Wellcome Trust doctoral student in the Department of History, University of York

The Conductors: Faith Healing, International Health and Medical Mission in Post-Colonial Ghana, 1957-1982

Sophie Smith, Adam Matthew

Animal attacks, dysentery epidemics and childbirth: Creating a digital archive of medical missionary experiences in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dr Elinor Rooks, University of Leeds

Ebola Zombies and Vampire Scientists: Public Responses and Disease Control in Ebola and Sleeping Sickness

3.45     Tea Break

4.00     Panel 4

Erick V. A. Gbodossou, MD President PROMETRA International Dakar, Senegal

Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH Vice President PROMETRA International Atlanta, GA USA

The PROMETRA International Journey: Traditional Medicine In Africa

Anselm Adodo and Jamie Hitchen, Africa Research Institute

Traditional Medicine as an alternative health care delivery system in Africa: An example from Nigeria

Dr Alistair G. Tough, University of Glasgow

Audit culture, overseas donors and medical record keeping.  Some comments based on Tanzanian experience.

5:30     Conclusion

Gathering for drinks at local pub

SCOLMA thanks the following for support for the conference: Adam Matthew, Taylor and Francis, Alison Richard Building

To book a place please contact Sarah Rhodes –

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016: African Medicine Matters