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Changing landscapes, changing practice: negotiating access to sleeping sickness services in a post-conflict society

Abstract:

For several decades, control programmes for human African trypanosomiasis (HAT, or sleeping sickness) in South Sudan have been delivered almost entirely as humanitarian interventions: large, well-organised, externally-funded but short-term programmes with a strategic focus on active screening. When attempts to hand over these programmes to local partners fail, resident populations must actively seek and negotiate access to tests at hospitals via passive screening. However, little is known abo...

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Published
Peer review status:
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Palmer, JJ More by this author
Checchi, F More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Tropical Medicine
Publisher:
Elsevier Ltd. Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Science and Medicine Journal website
Volume:
120
Pages:
396-404
Publication date:
2014-03-15
Acceptance date:
2014-03-13
DOI:
EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:b92043cf-2b0a-47f2-8761-ed689b9eeb24
Source identifiers:
491431
Local pid:
pubs:491431
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