Traditional healers participate in tuberculosis control in The Gambia.

  title={Traditional healers participate in tuberculosis control in The Gambia.},
  author={M E Harper and Philip C. Hill and Alassane Bah and Kebba Manneh and K W Mcadam and Christian Lienhardt},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  volume={8 10},
SETTING Twenty-three Gambian villages. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the feasibility of involving traditional healers in tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment in The Gambia. DESIGN Twenty-eight traditional healers were educated in the recognition of signs and symptoms of tuberculosis and indications for referral. They administered medications to confirmed cases, and were revisited after 1 year to assess knowledge retention. RESULTS Over 6 months, the traditional healers referred 66 suspects, from… CONTINUE READING
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