Bio-media Citizenship and Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka
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What is it about?
I examine the crucial role of the biomedical industry, epidemiological and biomedical research, and the media in forming attitudes to and the understanding of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) in Sri Lanka.
Why is it important?
Local conceptions of CKDu have been shaped by the circulation in the media of epidemiological research findings pertaining to the disease, biomedical interventions in the management of the disease in hospitals and clinics, community programs involving mass blood surveys and the testing of well water, and local food and health education programs carried out through village health committees. This process of circulation I identify as bio-media citizenship.
The following have contributed to this page: Professor M.W. Amarasiri de Silva