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  1. The impact of health education to promote cloth filters on dracunculiasis prevalence in the Northern Region, Ghana.

    Article - En anglais

    This paper describes a health education intervention which was conducted during the 1990 dry season in 3 study villages in the Northern Region of Ghana, to reduce dracunculiasis prevalence in that area by promoting the use of cloth filters for drinking water and avoidance of water contact by sufferers.

    The impact of the intervention in reducing dracunculiasis prevalence was examined by comparing the period prevalence of infection in 1990 and 1991.

    The findings demonstrate that the intervention had a measurable but limited impact on dracunculiasis prevalence.

    Face-to-face health education was successful in persuading 56% of households to buy filters.

    Ownership of at least one filter for every 10 people in the household was associated with a reduction of at least 20% in the risk of dracunculiasis.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Dracunculose, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Education sanitaire, Filtre, Eau potable, Utilisation, Homme, Ghana, Afrique, Evaluation, Milieu rural

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dracunculosis, Filariosis, Nematode disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Prevention, Sanitary program, Health education, Filter, Drinking water, Use, Human, Ghana, Africa, Evaluation, Rural environment

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0458141

    Code Inist : 002B05E03B4B. Création : 10/04/1997.