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For the study of perceptions on antibiotics and antibiotic use by patients, prescribers and pharmacists in a district hospital in Afghanistan.

Maren Jeleff
01/09/2014

The following research questions were proposed in the TOR for the literature review:

In the Dinka population (specifically the tribes form the northern part of S Sudan):

  • What is considered a disease (or an illness or a sickness)?
  • What is the meaning of a disease?
  • What should be done against a disease (or to solve a disease, or the cure a disease)?
  • What are thy doing actually in case of disease (health seeking behaviour)

These questions could be stratified according to:

Annemieke Bont, Medical Anthropologist
01/10/2013

Literature review for an anthropological study of patients’ perception of and experience with Kala Azar and its treatment in Bihar, India

Maren Jeleff
01/08/2013

Overcome barriers to access PMTCT services in Homa Bay District, Kenya. This study explored barriers that prevent local communities of Homa bay area to fully uptake the PMTCT services. The most critical ones are: i.) poor quality of provision of these services, ii) poor perceived benefits of the ANC among communities, and iii.) poor community awareness on preventive methods of mother-to-child-transmission of HIV.

Vanja Kovacic, Mphil Medical Anthropology
01/12/2010

Overcome barriers to access to HIV/AIDS care in Homa Bay District The main focus of this phase was to gain an insight into the motivating factors that enable patients to take HIV test early (before they get seriously sick) and compare their health-seeking behavior to the patients that access HIV care with progressed HIV-related symptoms.

Vanja Kovacic, Mphil Medical Anthropology
01/09/2010

Overcome barriers to access to HIV/AIDS care in Homa Bay District The main focus of this phase was to gain an insight into the “patients’ health seeking behaviour” (steps that patients make when their health starts to deteriorate due to HIV related infections and reasons for their choice). In addition this report provides a broader communication with the community and their views on the effects of HIV/AIDS on their lives and potential improvements of the control programs in Homa Bay.

Vanja Kovacic, Mphil Medical Anthropology
01/06/2010