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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? How do they perceive this health care facility and how do they see health personnel and their performance? What is the antibiotic seeking behaviour like? Who and what influences a decision? And how is antibiotic resistance driven?

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

This anthropological report informs on the following themes: - HIV/AIDS activities of local stakeholders (district administration, NGOs, communities, support groups) and assess their ability for decentralizing / taking over some parts of MSF’s activities (as information sharing, drug & condom distribution, tracing and peer counselling) - the role of the IEC team and report their challenges as well as their potential for enhancing its health promotion activities.

Paul GROHMA
01/06/2012

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