Faith: Friend or Foe? The Rise of Faith Healing in Tanzania and Its Impact on Community Understanding of HIV

Anu Ramachandran1 Faith healing is the treatment of illness through religious belief or prayer rather than through modern biomedical prac-tice (Hall, 2010). It is a well-established global phenomenon whose effect on global health initiatives in developing countries remains largely unknown. Though often dismissed by health organizations, the emergence and prevalence of faith healers in areas

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