Applying medical anthropology in the control of infectious disease.

@article{Manderson1998ApplyingMA,
  title={Applying medical anthropology in the control of infectious disease.},
  author={Lenore Manderson},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={1998},
  volume={3 12},
  pages={1020-7}
}
  • Lenore Manderson
  • Published 1998 in
    Tropical medicine & international health : TM…
This paper focuses on two roles of anthropology in the control of infectious disease. The first is in identifying and describing concerns and understandings of disease, including local knowledge of cause and treatment relevant to disease control. The second is in translating these local concerns into appropriate health interventions, for example, by providing information to be incorporated in education and communication strategies for disease control. Problems arise in control programmes with… CONTINUE READING

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