Importance of schistosomiasis in the Isoka district of Zambia: a prerequisite for its control using community participation.

@article{Siziya1996ImportanceOS,
  title={Importance of schistosomiasis in the Isoka district of Zambia: a prerequisite for its control using community participation.},
  author={Seter Siziya and M Mushanga},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={431-5}
}
The opinion has long been held that only by treating cases individually could diseases be controlled or eradicated. This view has been adopted from time immemorial and has failed miserably in, for instance, the control of schistosomiasis. This paper presents views of the head teachers on the prominence of schistosomiasis in the Isoka district, Zambia, as a step towards their involvement in a community mediated programme for the control of schistosomiasis. Information was sought on the… CONTINUE READING