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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 90, No. 2, 1995, pp. 229-234
Bioline Code: oc95046
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 90, No. 2, 1995, pp. 229-234

 en Health Education, Public Information and Communication in Schistosomiasis Control in Brazil: a Brief Retrospective and Perspectives
Virginia T Schall

Abstract

In recent years, the strategy for the control of
schistosomiasis has placed increased emphasis on the role of
health education, public information, and communication.
This should, not only bring about specific changes in behavior
aiming at disease prevention, but also stimulate participation
of the community in health programs. Beyond this, it is
desirable that both community members and researchers should
seek better life conditions through a transformative social
action. The present paper adresses these concerns; first, by
critically  reviewing some health education programs that
were developed  in Brazil, and, secondly, by analyzing and
suggesting ways to improve this area.

Keywords
schistosomiasis - health education - information - communication

 
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