Screening and Treatment Programs in Practice

Samiha El Katsha

in Gender, Behavior, and Health

Published by American University in Cairo Press

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9789774247286
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781617970245 | DOI:
Screening and Treatment Programs in Practice

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Residents viewed schistosomiasis as a disease best diagnosed and treated through the biomedical system, and largely through public facilities under the aegis of the MOH Schistosomiasis Control Program. Many doctors and nurses who practice at MOH facilities provide private services to local residents later in the day and in the evening. When it came to seeking treatment for the disease, more people attended public health facilities than private services for schistosomiasis treatment. Immunizations for childhood diseases and tetanus immunizations for women were usually available two days a week. The custodians in each of the two health units kept the place clean and tidy and fetched and carried for the doctors and nurses. When physicians or nurses saw patients they were usually too rushed to answer patients' questions or provide guidance on prevention.

Keywords: biomedical system; immunizations; health units; physician; prevention

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Subjects: International Relations

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