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Research: Perceptions and practices of the Konso community (South-west Ethiopia) relating to malaria: implications for control

October 17, 2012 - 13:46 -- Bart G.J. Knols
Author(s): 
Geme Urge Dori, Wakgari Deressa, Fulvio Esposito, Annette Habluetzel
Reference: 
MWJ 2012, 3, 9

Using a structured questionnaire, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews, this study aimed to gain deeper insight on how the Konso community in Ethiopia perceives malaria and manages the disease. Although knowledge about malaria was above average it surfaced that the use of herbal home remedies is widespread. It is argued that this practice warrants further investigation to validate the efficacy and safety of plant preparations that are employed.

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