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The MSF heavy metal poisoning project in Zamfara state has faced persistent challenges specifically in Abare village. The main research question was if there are ´specific cultural reasons for the (…) challenges in Abare, and if yes, (how) can we address them in the coming year, in order to achieve better results (discharge from program as per protocol) for the children in the program?” 3 The three problems the anthropologist was asked to focus on: - Why do patients ´default´?

by Annemieke Bont
24/06/2015

Anthropological report and collection of scientific articles used in this report and recommended for further reading

Paul Grohma, Medical Anthropologist
15/12/2014

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)

Annemieke Bont, Medical Anthropologist
01/10/2013

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