##The focus of this research is on health seeking behaviour in Katutura, an African township in Namibia just outside Windhoek. This publication will focus on a model for the hierarchy of resort between Western and traditional medicine. Sub-themes will evaluate ethnic differences in illness etiology, and factors which influence urban patients´ traditional health care utilisation.## LeBeau pleads for research in urban settings instead of the hitherto favored rural ones, and she utilizes both qualitative (participant observation, key informant interviews) and quantitative (sampling, data analysis) data. She discusses the influence of culture on health and illness, the background of traditional and western medicine in Southern Africa, traditional medicine in Namibia and in Katutura, health seeking behavior, social and spiritual explanations of illnesses, witchcraft, and illnesses having indeterminate causes. The book includes the various questionnaires, seven case histories, and 33 topical/specific illness case studies.
Keywords: health seeking behavior, traditional medicine (Namibia), western medicine in Namibia, witchcraft in Namibia, illness in Namibia, participant observation, medical anthropology, qualitative and quantitative approach, quantitative approach, informants, culture and illness