The aim of this paper is to analyse obstacles to optimal STD care in an urban setting in Zambia.
Eighty-two health professionals answered a questionnaire with closed and open-ended questions.
More than 50% were not satisfied with their working conditions, due to heavy workload, lack of equipment/drugs, poor salary, and lack of continuing education.
Negative opinions about STD patients were common.
Treatment and preventive activities were considered important but most respondents found patient compliance poor-especially for partner notification.
To improve the quality of STD care, training in STD management should be combined with improved working conditions.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Soin, Traitement, Qualité, Epidémiologie, Evaluation, Homme, Zambie, Afrique, Zone urbaine, Système santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Care, Treatment, Quality, Epidemiology, Evaluation, Human, Zambia, Africa, Urban area, Health system
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0231750
Code Inist : 002B02H. Création : 11/09/1998.