Affordable Access

Social and cultural aspects of malaria.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
Publication Date
Volume
32
Issue
4
Pages
727–732
Identifiers
PMID: 12041545
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper examines the impact of social and cultural factors on malaria control in rural Thailand. It contends that standard vertical malaria control programs tend to ignore local workplace and living conditions instead of recruiting traditional practices into the planning scenario for more effective control. Careful attention to these practices in the context of local economic capacity can serve to offset the common failure to take the major causative factor of poverty into account.

Statistics

Seen <100 times