Asaph Turinde Kabali

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OBJECTIVES To document peoples' perceptions of the benefits of taking ivermectin, as an important predictor of sustained compliance with long-term ivermectin treatment, and to identify the socio-demographic correlates of perceived benefits of ivermectin treatment. METHODS Multisite study in Cameroon, DRC, Nigeria and Uganda. A structured questionnaire was(More)
Despite increased access and ownership, barriers to insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) use persist. While barriers within the home have been well documented, the challenges to net use when sleeping away from home remain relatively unexplored. This study examines common situations in which people sleep away from home and the barriers to ITN use in those(More)
Despite growing interest at national and international levels to use community-directed interventions (CDI) for delivery of health interventions in Africa, inadequate information on its acceptability and effectiveness remains. This study aimed to examine community perceptions on CDI strategy and its effectiveness for integrated delivery of health(More)
Access to insecticide-treated bed nets has increased substantially in recent years, but ownership and use remain well below 100% in many malaria endemic areas. Understanding decision-making around net allocation in households with too few nets is essential to ensuring protection of the most vulnerable. This study explores household net allocation(More)
Forms of onchocerciasis-related stigmatisation, following over 10 years of implementation of community directed treatment with ivermectin (CDTI), were documented through a survey conducted between September and November 2009 to look at perceived changes in stigma over the past 7-10 years. We documented people's perceptions towards stigma before and after(More)
Although the depiction of a child leading a blind man is the most enduring image of onchocerciasis in Africa, research activities have hardly involved children. This paper aims at giving voice to children through drawings and their interpretation. The study was conducted in 2009 in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria and Uganda. Children(More)
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