HUMAN BEHA VIOUR AND SCHMTOSOMIASIS

Abstract

ABSTRACT: This paper critically examines the relationship between human behavior and schistosomiasis transmission and control. It argues that human behavior must be studied not only at the individual but also at the family, community and national levels, and that socioeconomic, cultural, political and environmental factors must be considered in health education programs. The qualitative model developed by Dunn is modified and examples from Ethiopia and other African countries are used to indicate the great variety of human behaviours relevant to schistosomiasis transmission, spread and control. [Ethiop. i. Health Dev. 1993;7(2):55-61]
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