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Disabilities and Medicine. A survey of the Amman surgical reconstruction project 2012

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Le Pape

Marc Le Pape has carried out research in Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire and Central Africa. His recent studies have focused on the Great Lakes region in Africa. He has co-directed several publications: Côte d'Ivoire, l'année terrible 1999-2000 (2003), Crises extrêmes (2006) et dans le cadre de MSF : Une guerre contre les civils. Réflexions sur les pratiques humanitaires au Congo-Brazzaville, 1998-2000 (2001). Formerly with the CNRS, Marc Le Pape is currently a researcher at the l'Ehess (Centre d'études africaines).


Suzanne Bradol graduated in Sociology (Cairo University, Khartoum Branch, Sudan). She has worked for MSF-Crash as an interpreter, a translator and a research assistant. 

Our survey bears something of a resemblance to a study carried out by Vanja Kovacic in Homa Bay, Kenya, in which she investigated patients' disease coping mechanisms and their "dependence on medical institutions" (V. Kovacic and J. Amondi, "Social navigation and HIV/AIDS", in "AIDS: a new pandemic leading to new medical and political practices", Cahiers du Crash, 2011, p. 81). In Amman, we also studied this "dependence" and its practical effects on long-term treatment, both from the patients' standpoint and from that of MSF's project teams.