Knowledge and practices for preventing severe malaria in Yemen: the importance of gender in planning policy.

@article{AlTaiar2009KnowledgeAP,
  title={Knowledge and practices for preventing severe malaria in Yemen: the importance of gender in planning policy.},
  author={Abdullah Al-Taiar and C. Ray Chandler and Samira Al Eryani and Christopher J M Whitty},
  journal={Health policy and planning},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={428-37}
}
OBJECTIVE In Yemen, morbidity and mortality due to malaria is high. We explored malaria-related treatment seeking, prevention practices and knowledge of transmission amongst parents in order to inform health education strategies. Yemen is culturally very distinct from most malaria-endemic countries. We aimed to identify beliefs which may be barriers to malaria prevention and treatment, and hypothesized that household gender relationships might impact on practice. METHODS Focus group… CONTINUE READING

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