Social Welfare and Traditional Healing in Limpopo, South Africa

Quantitative household survey data will be triangulated with new anthropological qualitative research in a mixed-methods study of poverty/wealth, health, and traditional healers.Jeanine Braithwaite(Professor of Public Policy)and her students of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy (FBSLPP) will undertake the quantitative analysis, and UVa's Medical School will lead on biomedical aspects, while Univen will undertake the qualitative research including interviewing traditionally religious people and traditional practitioners. Together, implications for public policy for health and South Africa's social grants (welfare system) will be developed.