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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?

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

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 study of community-based perception of TB and DR-TB, Kara Suu, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Doris Burtscher
15/01/2015

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

Paul Grohma, Medical Anthropologist
15/12/2014

For the study of perceptions on antibiotics and antibiotic use by patients, prescribers and pharmacists in a district hospital in Afghanistan.

Maren Jeleff
01/09/2014

A medical anthropological inquiry on the perceptions of health and illness and health seeking behaviour amongst the Dinka in the Abyei Administrative Area.

Annemieke Bont
01/04/2014

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)

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

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