Appropriating "malaria": local responses to malaria treatment and prevention in Abidjan, Cote d'lvoire

Stefanie Granado, Lenore Manderson, Brigit Obrist, Marcel Tanner

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Although the labeling of malaria-related symptoms as palu has wide currency, preventive measures such as bed nets, as advocated by public health authorities, have not been accepted readily or evenly. Drawing on theoretical understandings of the introduction, transfer, and appropriation of concepts and material objects, we examine the processes of localization in relation to malaria in Abidjan, and in doing so, highlight the challenges for health professionals seeking to scale-up public health interventions
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102 - 121
Number of pages20
JournalMedical Anthropology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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