Law, knowledges and the making of ‘modern healthcare’: regulating traditional and alternative medicines in contemporary contexts


  • Dr Emilie Cloatre

    University of Kent

Project summary

This project is a socio-legal exploration of the regulation of traditional and alternative medicines in Europe and Africa - two regions where policy conversations on the topic are particularly intense and varied.

The project's key goals are to: critically assess the effects of contrasting regulatory frameworks; consider how regulation can address the challenges raised by traditional and alternative medicines in a fair, effective and sustainable manner; create dialogues across academia and policy on relevant experiences, strategies and ways forward. The project will focus on case studies in: Western Europe (France and England), West Africa (Ghana and Senegal), and the Western Indian Ocean (Mauritius and Reunion).