Saúde e Sociedade
Print version ISSN 0104-1290
SANTOS, Acácio Sidinei Almeida. Notes on solidarity and orphans in the Akan-Agni Morofoé Society of Ivory Coast (Western Africa). Saude soc. [online]. 2006, vol.15, n.3, pp. 40-56. ISSN 0104-1290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-12902006000300005.
The purpose of this article is to analyze the possible relations between the family code in Ivory Coast, implanted in 1964, the orphan phenomenon and the community solidarity crises lived by part of Akan-Agni Morofoé society. Some important facts that happened after the 1964 laws, that ignored traditional institutions, also ignored millenaries costumier rights that are the basis of a social, economic and political equilibrium. The analysis, based on reality data of two villages, highlights the conflicts and controversies originated by the adoption of the occident inspired family code, fact maximized by the growth of HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Keywords : Solidarity; Orphan; Akan-agni Morofoé; Ivory Coast; HIV/AIDS.