Examples of Traditional Therapies

Ethnic group/religious belief

Chick to prick the childs mouth to make him talk”.

Make the child drink foutou water4

Purification bath in the rivers

Prayer for deliverance in the camps or at the pastors house”.

Akan and Krou/Christian or animist

Nassidji5 used for the childs bath

Incense6 to exorcise the place where the child sleeps

Wearing white silver jewelry to the child

Prayer and Koranic recitation at the marabout7 or imam

Mandé and Gour/muslim or animist