Un travailleur MSF aide un enfant qui a perdu une jambe à se tenir debout

Disabilities and Medicine. A survey of the Amman surgical reconstruction project 2012

Portrait de Marc Le Pape
Le Pape

Marc Le Pape has been a researcher at the CNRS and then at the EHESS. He is currently a member of the scientific committee of the CRASH. Formerly with the CNRS, Marc Le Pape is currently a researcher at the l'Ehess (Centre d'études africaines). He has carried out research in Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Central Africa. His recent studies have focused on the Great Lakes region in Africa. He has co-directed several publications: Côte d'Ivoire, l'année terrible 1999-2000 (2003), Crises extrêmes (2006) et dans le cadre de MSF : Une guerre contre les civils. Réflexions sur les pratiques humanitaires au Congo-Brazzaville, 1998-2000 (2001) and Génocide et crimes de masse. L'expérience rwandaise de MSF 1982-1997 (2016). 


Suzanne Bradol graduated in Sociology (Cairo University, Khartoum Branch, Sudan). She has worked for MSF-Crash as an interpreter, a translator and a research assistant. 

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Our survey bears something of a resemblance to a study carried out by Vanja Kovacic in Homa Bay, Kenya, in which she investigated patients' disease coping mechanisms and their "dependence on medical institutions" (V. Kovacic and J. Amondi, "Social navigation and HIV/AIDS", in "AIDS: a new pandemic leading to new medical and political practices", Cahiers du Crash, 2011, p. 81). In Amman, we also studied this "dependence" and its practical effects on long-term treatment, both from the patients' standpoint and from that of MSF's project teams.

To cite this content :
Marc Le Pape, Suzanne Bradol, Disabilities and Medicine. A survey of the Amman surgical reconstruction project 2012, 2 octobre 2013, URL : https://msf-crash.org/en/medicine-and-public-health/disabilities-and-medicine-survey-amman-surgical-reconstruction-project

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