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Titolo:
Introducing insecticide-treated nets in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania: the relevance of local knowledge and practice for an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign
Autore:
Minja, H; Schellenberg, JA; Mukasa, O; Nathan, R; Abdulla, S; Mponda, H; Tanner, M; Lengeler, C; Obrist, B;
Indirizzi:
Univ Basel, Inst Anthropol, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland Univ Basel Basel Switzerland CH-4051 thropol, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland Swiss Trop Inst, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland Swiss Trop Inst Basel Switzerland CH-4002 st, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland Ifakara Hlth Res & Dev Ctr, Ifakara, Tanzania Ifakara Hlth Res & Dev Ctr Ifakara Tanzania Dev Ctr, Ifakara, Tanzania
Titolo Testata:
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
fascicolo: 8, volume: 6, anno: 2001,
pagine: 614 - 623
SICI:
1360-2276(200108)6:8<614:IINITK>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IMPREGNATED BED NETS; MOSQUITO NETS; SEASONAL-VARIATION; GAMBIAN CHILDREN; MALARIA; BEDNETS; MORTALITY; MORBIDITY; PROGRAM; HEALTH;
Keywords:
Tanzania; malaria; disease perceptions; local knowledge; vector control; mosquito nets;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
28
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Obrist, B Univ Basel, Inst Anthropol, Munsterpl 19, CH-4051 Basel, Switzerland Univ Basel Munsterpl 19 Basel Switzerland CH-4051 , Switzerland
Citazione:
H. Minja et al., "Introducing insecticide-treated nets in the Kilombero Valley, Tanzania: the relevance of local knowledge and practice for an Information, Education and Communication (IEC) campaign", TR MED I H, 6(8), 2001, pp. 614-623

Abstract

Since 1997 the WHO has been recommending an integrative strategy to combatmalaria including new medicines, vaccines, improvements of health care systems and insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). After successful controlled trials with ITNs in the past decade, large-scale interventions and research now focus on operational issues of distribution and financing. In developing a social marketing approach in the Kilombero Valley in south-east Tanzania in1996, a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods was employed to investigate local knowledge and practice relating to malaria. The findings show that the biomedical concept of malaria overlaps with several local illness concepts, one of which is called maleria and refers to mild malaria. Most respondents linked maleria to mosquitoes (76%) and already used mosquito nets (52%). But local understandings of severe malaria differed from the biomedical concept and were not linked to mosquitoes or malaria. A socialmarketing strategy to promote ITNs was developed on the basis of these findings, which reinforced public health messages and linked them with nets and insecticide. Although we did not directly evaluate the impact of promotional activities, the sharp rise in ownership and use of ITNs by the population (from 10 to > 50%) suggests that they contributed significantly to the success of the programme. Local knowledge and practice is highly relevant for social marketing strategies of ITN's.

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