Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Pygmies towards the Transmission of Ebola Viral Disease (2)

4 February, 2019

Having spent many years in Congo, and having met Akla and Baka peoples, believe the term "pygmy" is not used any more, and indeed some consider it unacceptable. It is not well defined either - most (but not all) are under 1m 50cm, but that is largely true of the San as well (and please don't call them "Bushmen"!), and yet the San are not considered "pygmies".

This is a bit of "knowlege, attitude and practice" for northerners...:-)



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HIFA profile: Chris Zielinski: As a Visiting Fellow in the Centre for Global Health, Chris leads the Partnerships in Health Information (Phi) programme at the University of Winchester. Formerly an NGO, Phi supports knowledge development and brokers healthcare information exchanges of all kinds. Chris has held senior positions in publishing and knowledge management with WHO in Brazzaville, Geneva, Cairo and New Delhi, with FAO in Rome, ILO in Geneva, and UNIDO in Vienna. Chris also spent three years in London as Chief Executive of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society. He was the founder of the ExtraMED project (Third World biomedical journals on CD-ROM), and managed the Gates Foundation-supported Health Information Resource Centres project. He served on WHO’s Ethical Review Committee, and was an originator of the African Health Observatory. Chris has been a director of the World Association of Medical Editors, UK Copyright Licensing Agency, Educational Recording Agency, and International Association of Audiovisual Writers and Directors. He has served on the boards of several NGOs and ethics groupings (information and computer ethics and bioethics). UK-based, he is also building houses in Zambia. chris AT

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