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Health-Seeking Behaviours in Sofala and Manica in Relation to Cyclone Idai Response

Rapid review question: What are the health-seeking and nutritional practices of the affected populations? How do they frame, understand and engage in prevention of cholera/AWD, malaria, measles/rubella (or vaccine preventable diseases); infant and child feeding and other relevant diseases? What do these entail in terms of behaviour change communication and community engagement? This review is […]

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Considérations Clés : Evolution des Comportements & des Pratiques en Matière de Recours aux Services de Santé dans le Grand Nord de la Province du Nord-Kivu, en RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations clés relatives aux évolutions des comportements et des pratiques en matière de recours aux services de santé dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue dans le Grand Nord de la province du Nord-Kivu, en RDC, en septembre 2018. D’autres enquêtes participatives doivent être menées auprès des populations […]

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Key Considerations: Changing Behaviours & Care-Seeking Practices in the Grand Nord, North Kivu, DRC

This brief summarises key considerations concerning changes in behaviour and care-seeking practices in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in the Grand Nord of North Kivu, DRC, September 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been prioritised. This brief […]

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Considérations Clés: Comportements en Matière de Santé dans la Province de l’Équateur, RDC

Cette note stratégique résume les considérations socioculturelles clés inhérentes aux croyances et aux comportements en matière desanté dans le contexte de la flambée épidémique d’Ébola survenue dans la province de l’Équateur, en RDC, en juin 2018. Une analyse plus complète devrait être faite avec la population affectée, mais en raison de la transmission qui se […]

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Key Considerations: Health-Seeking Behaviours in Équateur Province, DRC

This brief summarises key socio-cultural considerations concerning health beliefs and health-seeking behaviour in the context of the outbreak of Ebola in Équateur Province, the DRC, June 2018. Further participatory enquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations and immediate recommendations related to community engagement have been prioritised. This brief is based on […]

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Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) Study to Investigate the Health System of Circonscription Socio-Sanitaire (CSS) Ignié Ngabé, Department of Pool, Republic of Congo

It is important to understand a population’s health behaviours and their underlying determinants such as knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to health, when we seek to deliver appropriate health care services that may increase health service utilization and ultimately population health. Access and utilization of health services is difficult to define, being a multi-dimensional process that in […]

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Health Seeking Behaviour Among Suspected Cases of Cholera in Cameroonian Health Districts in Lake Chad Basin

Cholera outbreaks are recurrent in Cameroon and despite the efforts put together during epidemics, they are always associated with a high case fatality. Inadequate demand for health care is one of the major factors that might be responsible for the high case fatality. This study was conducted to describe the health seeking behaviour of suspected […]

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Costs for Households and Community Perception of Meningitis Epidemics in Burkina Faso

Bacterial meningitis in the African meningitis belt remains 1 of the most serious threats to health. The perceptions regarding meningitis in local populations and the cost of illness for households are not well described. We conducted an anthropologic and economic study in Burkina Faso, in the heart of the meningitis belt. Respondents reported combining traditional […]

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Knowledge of, Attitudes toward, and Preventive Practices relating to Cholera and Oral Cholera Vaccine among Urban High-Risk Groups: Findings of a Cross-Sectional Study in Dhaka, Bangladesh

In endemic countries such as Bangladesh, consequences of cholera place an enormous financial and social burden on patients and their families. Cholera vaccines not only provide health benefits to susceptible  populations but also have effects on the earning capabilities and financial stability of the family. Community-based research and evaluations are necessary to understand perceptions about and […]

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Camel Milk, Amoxicillin, and a Prayer: Medical Pluralism and Medical Humanitarian Aid in the Somali Region of Ethiopia

This paper details how exposure to new clinics, diagnostic technologies, and pharmaceuticals during humanitarian relief operations in the Somali Region of Ethiopia shaped local pluralistic health systems and altered the ways in which residents subsequently conceived of and treated illness and disease. Despite rising demand for pharmaceuticals and diagnostic technologies among Somalis in Ethiopia, local […]

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