Health education in the control of schistosomiasis
Other TitlesL' Education pour la santé dans la lutte contre la schistosomiase
La Educación sanitaria en la lucha contra la esquistosomiasis
AbstractGives health workers and educators a collection of model stories, illustrations, case studies, and questions for discussion that can be used to help people understand their role in the cause and prevention of schistosomiasis. Intended to form the basis of training and planning sessions in the field, the manual draws its authority from the recent development of simple, safe, and inexpensive technologies that lend themselves to community participation in the control of schistosomiasis. Although emphasis is placed on the consequences of water use practices and indiscriminate urination and defecation, the manual also offers advice on ways to persuade people to take advantage of screening services and to comply with medical treatment. The main part of the manual presents model training material organized to complement the three main strategies for control: improved water and sanitation facilities, screening and treatment programmes, and snail control measures. For each strategy, readers are first given a framework for diagnosis of the problem and appropriate action. Lists are used to indicate the types of risk behaviour, suggested reasons for such behaviour, and the various educational strategies that can be used to improve behaviour. This general framework is followed by a case study, which describes a hypothetical situation and shows how and why certain health education strategies were chosen. Each section concludes with a sample full-colour teaching poster accompanied by a set of questions intended to test understanding and stimulate discussion. A final chapter assembles basic facts and practical information about the disease itself, the parasite, modern diagnostic tests and their cost, and the three new drugs that have made treatment safe and effective
World Health Organization. (1990). Health education in the control of schistosomiasis. Geneva : World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/39567
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