Community perceptions, attitude, practices and treatment seeking behaviour for schistosomiasis in L. Victoria islands in Uganda

@inproceedings{Kabatereine2014CommunityPA,
  title={Community perceptions, attitude, practices and treatment seeking behaviour for schistosomiasis in L. Victoria islands in Uganda},
  author={Narcis B. Kabatereine and Fiona M. Fleming and Wangechi Thuo and Benjamin Tinkitina and Edridah M. Tukahebwa and Alan Fenwick},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2014}
}
Over 200,000 people, most of them infected with Schistosoma mansoni inhabit 150 islands in Lake Victoria in Uganda. Although a programme to control the disease has been ongoing since 2003, its implementation in islands is inadequate due to high transport costs on water. In 2011 and 2012, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases (GNNTD) through Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) provided financial support to ease treatment delivery on the islands and over the period, therapeutic… CONTINUE READING

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