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Community-based Approaches to Schistosomiasis Control

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.003.0012
Community-based Approaches to Schistosomiasis Control

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Local people's awareness and concern about schistosomiasis posses to meet the community's need. Health promotion is a useful concept which brings together the various strands involved in schistosomiasis control in the community setting. Women and men have different roles in meeting these needs, as each brings particular skills and knowledge to the resolution of specific problems. It was not surprising that no material on schistosomiasis was available at the al-Salamuniya Rural Health Unit for the use of the staff or for public distribution, although there were posters on the walls relevant to current child and maternal health programs. Appropriate to the schistosomiasis situation at that time (but not to the 1990s when S. mansoni had become the dominant form of schistosomiasis locally) they focused on S. haematobium.

Keywords: health promotion; knowledge; resolution; schistosomiasis control; health programs

Chapter.  7105 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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