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dc.contributorEl Katsha, S.EN
dc.contributorLabeeb, S.EN
dc.contributorWatts, S.EN
dc.contributorYounis, A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T07:47:55Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T07:47:55Z
dc.date.issued2006EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1206/12_6_2006_758_767.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117149
dc.description758-767EN
dc.description.abstractThe roles and practices of informal health care providers were studied in 2 Egyptian villages, focusing on practices which might be associated with the bloodborne transmission of hepatitis C virus [‎HCV]‎. In the study areas, many people resorted to male providers for injections, dentistry, wound treatment and male circumcision. Traditional birth attendants oversaw > 50% of all births. "Injectionists", barbers and staff at pharmacies performed services that may be associated with HCV transmission. These providers knew little about HCV, but were willing to learn. As villagers trust these providers and visit them even if primary health care facilities are accessible, efforts should be made to upgrade their practices in order to reduce the transmission of HCVEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectHepatitis CEN
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, PracticeEN
dc.subjectRisk AssessmentEN
dc.subjectHealth EducationEN
dc.subject.meshCommunity Health AidesEN
dc.titleInformal health providers and the transmission of hepatitis C virus: pilot study in two Egyptian villagesEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 12 (‎6)‎, 758-767, 2006


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