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Cultural Strategies for Health and Well-being

  • Marjorie Mayo

Abstract

Health and well-being are central to notions of development. The United Nations Human Development Report defined human development as ‘a process of enlarging people’s choices by empowering them to achieve their potential to lead a long healthy life’ as well as ‘to acquire knowledge and to have access to resources and opportunities for a decent standard of living’ (UNDP, HDR: 1990). Human Development indicators such as access to safe water to drink, food, shelter, peace and security and livelihoods that enable people to raise healthy children are as key to life expectancy — itself a key indicator of Human Development — as access to health services themselves.

Keywords

Sexual Health Community Development Community Participation Role Play Cultural Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marjorie Mayo
    • 1
  1. 1.Goldsmiths CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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