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

Maren Jeleff

This report provides an analysis of the subjective experience of Kala Azar and its treatments based on an observational seven-week study in Bihar, India. Methods of data collection include qualitative interviews and observations. The analysis of data is inspired by a qualitative content analysis and grounded theory.

This study was conducted by Maren Jeleff on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.

The perception of malnutrition and health-seeking-behaviour of the Maithili in Biraul Block, Darbhanga District, Bihar State, India

Doris Burtscher, Social and Medical Anthropologist