Involvement of a community in schistosomiasis control : a Kenyan experience.
This paper illustrates how connmunity participation was achieved in a study that was carried out between 1983-1988 whose general objective was to reduce the transmission of schistosomiasis in a rice irrigation scheme in Kenya.
A community of 1,119 people was mobilized through health education, to effect changes in behaviour regarding water contact, water use and faecal disposal.
Health education, alternative water sources, latrines and mass chemotherapy with praziquantel were the shistosomiasis control strategies utilized in this study.
Mots-clés Pascal : Schistosomiase, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Kenya, Irrigation, Rizière, Communauté, Prévention, Programme sanitaire, Homme, Epidémiologie, Trématodose, Helminthiase, Parasitose, Infection, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Schistosomiasis, Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, Kenya, Irrigation, Paddy field, Community, Prevention, Sanitary program, Human, Epidemiology, Trematod disease, Helminthiasis, Parasitosis, Infection, Trematoda, Plathelmintha, Helmintha, Invertebrata, Africa
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Cote : 94-0111834
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 199406.