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Colombian Pacific

Community perception of malaria in a vulnerable municipality in the Colombian Pacific

September 22, 2020 - 10:23 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Carol Yovanna Rosero, Gloria Isabel Jaramillo, Franco Andrés Montenegro, César García, Arelis Alexandra Coral
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:343, 21 September 2020

Malaria primarily affects populations living in poor socioeconomic conditions, with limited access to basic services, deteriorating environmental conditions, and barriers to accessing health services. Control programmes are designed without participation from the communities involved, ignoring local knowledge and sociopolitical and cultural dynamics surrounding their main health problems, which implies imposing decontextualized control measures that reduce coverage and the impact of interventions. The objective of this study was to determine the community perception of malaria in the municipality of Olaya Herrera in the Colombian Pacific.

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