Social and epidemiological aspects of guinea worm control.
Dracunculiasis prevention should be simple: in a population at risk, everyone may be protected by the filtration of drinking water.
The research described in this paper allowed the authors to follow the acceptance of new information by villagers in nine localities in Mali.
Two strategies were studied: safe water supply (bore-hole or cement lined wells) plus health education on the one hand, and health education alone (based on filtration) on the other.
Safe water supply is undoubtedly an effective strategy whereas the success of the health education intervention is uncertain.
Mots-clés Pascal : Draconculose, Filariose, Nématodose, Helminthiase, Infection, Approvisionnement eau, Comportement, Traitement eau, Epidémiologie, Prévention, Education sanitaire, Attitude, Homme, Filtration eau, Eau potable, Eradication, Programme sanitaire, Mali, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Dracunculosis, Filariosis, Nematod disease, Helminthiasis, Infection, Water supply, Behavior, Water treatment, Epidemiology, Prevention, Health education, Attitude, Human, Water filtration, Drinking water, Eradication, Sanitary program, Mali, Africa
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