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Indigenous postpartum maternal and child health care practices among the Igbo of Nigeria


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The Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor was a journal that served the international development community and all scientists who share a professional interest in indigenous knowledge systems and practices. Publication ceased in 2001. The author describes the indigenous postpartum maternal and child health care rites and observances among the Igbo of South Eastern Nigeria. Next he examines these practices against the background of the Igbo conception of health and recommends that Igbo health practices be adapted and incorporated into the primary healthcare plan


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