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This report provides an analysis of women’s sexual and reproductive health, their perception of and access to maternal health care services in Khost province, Afghanistan. MSF-OCB is focusing on women with direct obstetric complications to achieve a reduction in sexual and reproductive health related mortality and morbidity among the population of Khost province.

This study was conducted by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
29/06/2016

Since Kyrgyzstan is one of the 27 high multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) burden countries listed by the WHO, MSF started a drug-resistant tuberculosis project in Kara Suu District in 2012. A qualitative study was undertaken to understand the perception of TB and DR-TB in order to improve the effectiveness and acceptance of the MSF intervention and to support advocacy strategies for an ambulatory model of care.

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This article was written by Doris Burtscher on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
02/06/2016

This report provides an analysis of the perception of antibiotics and antibiotic use in a district hospital in Kabul. The major findings will help to answer the following questions: how do patients, caretakers, doctors and pharmacists perceive antibiotics and antibiotic use? What do they know about medication in general and antibiotics specifically? For which illnesses do they take them and how do they use them? How do they recognise access to health care? Why do they come to Ahmad Shah Baba hospital?

Doris Burtscher and Rafael van den Bergh
08/07/2015

Anthropological study of community-based perception of TB and DR-TB, Kara Suu, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Doris Burtscher
15/01/2015

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

At a time when the history of our AIDS missions is compelling us to formulate new goals, it seemed appropriate to assemble these historical and anthropological studies of our past experiences. This cahier includes: AIDS: A New Pandemic Leading to New Medical and Political Practices - AIDS: from initiating treatment to fostering patient loyalty - Cultural stereotypes and the health seeking behavior of HIV/AIDS patients in Homa Bay, Kenya - “Social Navigation” and HIV/AIDS.

Joan Amondi, Jean-Hervé Bradol, Vanja Kovacic, Elisabeth Szumilin
01/12/2011

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

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