Further Resources on Health

Miller’s work on global health focuses on the role of traditional medicine in east African cultures and on his eight years of project development work in global HIV/AIDS prevention and education. Miller also researched and published on Chinese traditional healing.

Mokgobi, M G. “Understanding traditional African healing” African journal for physical health education, recreation, and dance vol. 20,Suppl 2 (2014): 24-34.

Miller and Richard Rockwell edited an early collection of papers entitled AIDS in Africa: The Social and Policy Impact (Edwin Mellen Press, 1988). With some 30 authors, the book is important in understanding the early analytical responses to HIV/AIDS. Most of the authors were African Studies specialists in public health or public policy. A number of contemporaneous reviews pointed out the importance of the issues raised by the authors as an early warning of the pandemic which subsequently spread through Africa.

Miller’s Additional Publications:
“Losing the Struggle against AIDS: Policy Issues in Africa’s Urban and Rural Dilemma.” 

The World Health Organization Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014–2023 was developed and launched in response to the World Health Assembly resolution on traditional medicine (WHA62.13). The strategy aims to support WHO member states in developing proactive policies and implementing action plans that will strengthen the role traditional medicine plays in keeping populations healthy.


See the Miller print archives at Michigan State University and the Smithsonian Institution for more material on this topic. See also the Guide to the Norman Miller Archive.