THE PHENOMENON OF NSI (POISON): ITS IMPLICATIONS ON HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM OF THE IGBO: A CASE STUDY OF IGBARIAM

AUTHOR: AJAKOR EMMANUEL IKECHUKWU

DEPARTMENT: RELIGION AND HUMAN RELATIONS

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA     

The research work Investigated the ori~in, meaning, types, functions and implications of Nsi phenomenon among the Igbo people Nsi phenomenon developed as some people chose to transform the power of herbs, which God has put at the .disposal of men, to wicked, evil purposes. The Igbo says, ‘Ajo mmadu bu ajo mmuo’ (An evil person is an evil spirit). The study made use of primary and secondary methods of data collection whereby information were collected from people through interactions, recordings, oral interviews and published works of some authors. The findings revealed that Nsi phenomenon is a reality as far as the Igbo people are concerned even though this belief cannot be explained from scientific standpoint, also, the findings revealed that wickedness, envy, strife, malice, jealousy among other things gave rise to the practice of Nsi phenomenon. Over and above this, the study revealed the efficacy of the traditional health care delivery system especially in treating ailment attributed to Nsi phenomenon.

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