Gender, Behavior and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt
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Mullin, J. (1). Gender, Behavior and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt. Al-Raida Journal, 97-98. https://doi.org/10.32380/alrj.v0i0.195

Abstract

In Gender, Behavior and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt, Samiha El Katsha and Susan Watts examine schistosomiasis (commonly known as bilharzia) in two semi-rural villages in the Nile Delta, employing gender analysis in order to better understand human behaviors that lead to infection, transmission, and prevention. It is one study among a very select few that examines the socio-behavioral and gendered aspects of schistosomiasis, a parasitic disease found predominantly in tropical and sub-tropical countries that infected over two hundred million people world-wide during the mid-1990s while three times that amount were estimated to be at-risk (p. 1). This multi-disciplined and multi-faceted study, conducted between 1991-1996, explores individual and social behaviors while also examining the complex interactions between gender, behavior, biomedicine, the environment, agriculture, and economic factors that relate to schistosomiasis.

https://doi.org/10.32380/alrj.v0i0.195
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