Jim M Wilson

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From 1965 the fall in asthma mortality in Scotland has parallelled that documented for England and Wales. The high proportion of deaths in young people, and deaths at home, is similar to findings elsewhere. Mortality is higher in the more rural health areas, which are characterised by poorer access to general medical services, fewer medical consultants to(More)
Sixty-five mothers from Balai Lua, Central Lombok, Indonesia were given soap and an explanation of the faecal-oral route of diarrhoea transmission. This very simple health message was repeated and reinforced fortnightly when mothers were also asked whether any members of their family had suffered from diarrhoea over the previous 2 weeks. Children of these(More)
Fifty-seven mothers in Indonesia were involved in a face-to-face health education programme which encouraged hand-washing with soap. The intervention spanned 4 months and comprised fortnightly visits by 2 community organizers, who supplied free soap. Two years after the intervention, 79% of mothers were still using hand soap, despite the fact that they now(More)
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