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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

In this report the findings of a research done in Tajikistan between 22nd February and 27th April 2012 are presented. The first part of the research was done in the city of Dushanbe and its surroundings, the second part of the research took place in the rural southern region Khatlon. As MSF was not working in this region at the time, part of the research was facilitated by the national NGO Ghamghori and the local Red Crescent.

by Annemieke Bont
01/08/2012

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