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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

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.