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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

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.
01/08/2013