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[Importance of socio-cultural data for accessibility of health care and observance of treatment in leprosy. Example of the Zarma region in Niger].

Translated Title
L'importance des données socio-culturelles pour l'accès aux soins et l'observance des traitements dans la lèpre l'exemple du pays Zarma au Niger
Abstract

From an epidemiological point of view leprosy remains a problem of public health. Various factors influence the accessibility to health care and the observance of treatment. The study carried out in Niger shows that beyond the stigmatism associated with the disease, the most important factors concern the difference between scientific and popular etiology and semiology. In the face of such problems it is necessary, from a theoretical point of view, to make anthropological enquiries based on the theme of the different representations of this pathology, and from a practical point of view, to examine the possibility of the participation of former patients in public health teams.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Jaffré Y
Moumouni A
Year of Publication
1994
Journal
Bulletin de la Societe de pathologie exotique (1990)
Volume
87
Issue
4
Number of Pages
283-8
Date Published
1994
Language
fre
ISSN Number
0037-9085
Call Number
JAFFRE1994
Alternate Journal
Bull Soc Pathol Exot
Publication Language
fre
Regional focus