ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ethnography of Malaria in Surat District- Putting People on the Agenda

Surat District Putting People on the Agenda Lancy Lobo Purendra Prasad A NATIONAL Workshop on 'Ethnography of Malaria in Surat District' was held at the Centre for Social Studies (CSS), Surat during March 5-6, 1998. Leading health social scientists, health care activists and health bureaucrats from India and abroad participated in this workshop. The objectives of this workshop were : (a) to share the findings of three-year long study by the CSS on community perceptions of malaria and local knowledge systems regarding health; (b) to draw out clear messages for information, education and communication for mobilising people for health awareness, and training of the health personnel; (c) contribute to the development of culturally appropriate health interventions. The workshop was sponsored by the department of international development, UK, through the British Council* as part of its ongoing study on malaria control and research in Surat district for the last three years.

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