Author: Florence Bernault
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Florence Bernault is currently teaching African History at Sciences Po, Paris, after serving twenty years in the History Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her books include Colonial Transactions: Imaginaries and Histories in Gabon (2019), A History of Prison and Confinement in Africa (editor, 2003), and Démocraties ambigües en Afrique Centrale: Congo-Brazzaville, Gabon 1940-1965 (1996).
The history of endemic diseases epidemics and pandemics in Africa shows that the continent has had a long experience of biomedicine