We are currently calling for papers and panels as part of a thematic stream, ‘New moral economies of care and welfare in Africa: a return to the universal?’ which will be running from 8-10 September at the African Studies Association of the UK annual conference in Cardiff, UK. The stream is hosted by the ERC-Funded project, ‘Universal Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa’.
deadline for submissions is 22nd March, and the conference and panel stream
website are here, showing individual panels and convenors: http://www.asauk.net/asauk-2020/thematic-streams-asauk2020/new-moral-economies-of-care-and-welfare-in-africa-a-return-to-the-universal/.
Please you can submit your paper here: HTTPS://WWW.CONFERENCE-SERVICE.COM/ASAUK2020/ACCESS.HTML
sessions open for papers (from all relevant fields) include:
roundtable: ‘The universal and the public good – care and welfare in Africa’
‘Generations of health and welfare in Africa: moral economy, history and the
present’ (Convened by Holly Ashford and David Bannister)
‘Beyond mobile money: Digital technologies, economic life and the public good
in Africa’ (Convened by Tom Neumark)
‘Healthcare, citizenship and the state: new figurations of obligation,
solidarity and inequality in Africa’ (Convened by Jacinta Victoria Muinde, Ruth
Prince and Jamie Wintrup)
‘(Re)Distribution and Universalism: the moral economy of social protection and
cash transfers’ (Convened by Liz Fouksman)
information, please contact the stream organisers Ruth Prince ([email protected]),
Jacinta Victoria Muinde ([email protected])
and David Bannister ([email protected]).
Health Coverage and the Public Good in Africa: an anthropological and historical
Anthropological Institute Conference 2020
Ruth Prince (University of Oslo) and Jacinta
Victoria Muinde (University of Oslo) wish to share the call for papers for the
panel “Universal Health Coverage, health insurance and the market:
universality, solidarity and care?” (Panel 14) for the RAI Conference-
MED2020 :Mobilising Methods in Medical Anthropologyconference. The
event will be held at The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 3
to 4 September 2020.
The call for papers is now open and closes on 12
April 2020. Proposals should consist of a paper title, a short abstract of
<300 characters and an abstract of 250 words. Please papers can be submitted
can via the online form found on each panel page (https://nomadit.co.uk/conference/med2020#9286). Please
see below details for our panel.
Panel 14: Universal Health Coverage, health
insurance and the market: universality, solidarity and care?
Convenors: Ruth Prince (University of Oslo) and
Jacinta Victoria Muinde (University of Oslo)
The Universal Health Coverage agenda is redefining
global health, as it foregrounds a language of universality, the right to
health care and demands for equity and social justice. Under the umbrella of
financial protection and increasing access to quality health care, attempts to
expand health insurance have become a cornerstone of UHC policies. In much of
the Global South, insurance schemes have been limited to people in formal
employment. Extending coverage means including people in the informal economy
whose incomes are precarious. As digital and mobile technologies crowd into
this field, insurance is emerging as field of experimentation, often combining
a language of solidarity and a language of market innovation. This panel seeks
to explore, ethnographically, these claims about solidarity and the market, and
care, which surround the expansion of and experiments with health insurance
Under the umbrella of
Universal Health Coverage, health insurance is emerging as field of
experimentation, often combining a language of solidarity and a language of
market innovation. This panel seeks to explore, ethnographically, claims about
solidarity, the market, and care, which surround the expansion of and
experiments with health insurance worldwide.
For further information or any
questions please don’t hesitate to contact us: Ruth Prince ([email protected]) and Jacinta
Victoria Muinde ([email protected] )