Malaria, from natural to supernatural: a qualitative study of mothers' reactions to fever (Dienga, Gabon).

@article{Pilkington2004MalariaFN,
  title={Malaria, from natural to supernatural: a qualitative study of mothers' reactions to fever (Dienga, Gabon).},
  author={Hugo Pilkington and Justice Mayombo and Nicolas Aubouy and Philippe Deloron},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2004},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={826-30}
}
OBJECTIVE Decision making for health care at the household level is a crucial factor for malaria management and control among young children. This study sought to determine exactly how mothers reacted when faced with fever in a child. DESIGN Qualitative study based on in depth semistructured interviews of mothers and free form discussion with traditional healers (Nganga). SETTING Village of Dienga, a rural area of Gabon (Central Africa). PARTICIPANTS 12 mothers and three traditional… CONTINUE READING
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