From the efficacy of disease control tools to community effectiveness. Case studies from the biomedical and health systems research activities of the Swiss Tropical Institute in Africa.
Neither high theoretical efficacy of disease control tools, nor diagnostic accuracy, nor good compliance, nor adequate coverage can lead on its own to the final goal of community effectiveness.
There is a complex relationship between these factors.
The different steps in the process leading to effective health care in the community are discussed on the basis of biomedical and health systems research activities of the Swiss Tropical Institute.
Schistosomiasis and malaria control provide the background to problems related to the efficacy of tools.
In particular, information on the trial of a malaria vaccine candidate (SPf66) is given.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tchad, Tanzanie, Programme sanitaire, Lutte sanitaire, Communauté, Efficacité, Système santé, Homme, Stratégie, Organisation santé, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Chad, Tanzania, Sanitary program, Sanitary control, Community, Efficiency, Health system, Human, Strategy, Public health organization, Africa
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Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.