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Malaria risk behaviours, socio-cultural practices and rural livelihoods in southern Tanzania: Implications for bednet usage

February 7, 2011 - 09:05 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Christine E. Dunn, Ann Le Mare, Christina Makungu
Reference: 
Social Science & Medicine, Volume 72, Issue 3, February 2011, Pages 408-417

In particular we demonstrate the importance of the spatial and temporal dimensions of farming practices and the role of conflict over access to shared land; the impact of livelihood activities on malaria risks for school-aged children; risk behaviours during ‘special’ socio-cultural events such as funeral ceremonies; and routine, outdoor activities around dawn and dusk and the gendered nature of these practices.

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