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Group-based citizenship in the acceptance of indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria control in Mozambique

April 15, 2010 - 14:45 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Catherine M. Montgomery, Khátia Munguambe, Robert Pool
Reference: 
Social Science & Medicine, Volume 70, Issue 10, May 2010, Pages 1648-1655

Analysis revealed IRS to be broadly acceptable despite very low levels of perceived efficacy and duration of effect. In contrast to previous studies which have linked acceptance to a reduction in mosquitoes, nuisance biting and malaria, we found people's compliance with the programme to be founded on a sense of group-based citizenship.

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