The control of schistosomiasis in Brazil: an ethnoepidemiological study of the effectiveness of a community mobilization program for health education.

@article{Ucha2000TheCO,
  title={The control of schistosomiasis in Brazil: an ethnoepidemiological study of the effectiveness of a community mobilization program for health education.},
  author={Elizabeth Uch{\^o}a and Sandhi M Barreto and Jos{\'e}lia Oliveira Ara{\'u}jo Firmo and Henrique Leonardo Guerra and Fabiano Geraldo Pimenta and Maria Fernanda Furtado de Lima e Costa},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 10},
  pages={1529-41}
}
This study combined anthropological and epidemiological approaches to assess the effectiveness of community mobilization for health education, developed as part of the Brazilian program for the control of schistosomiasis. The study was carried out in two villages in the state of Minas Gerais, SE Brazil, exposed to the same established schistosomiaisis control strategies. Residents of one village were also exposed to the community mobilization for health education (study area) while those from… CONTINUE READING

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