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Investigation of the information provided to tourists visiting malaria endemic areas in KwaZulu-Natal

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dc.contributor.advisor Pieterse JJ, Mr en
dc.contributor.author Roberts HA en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T08:52:17Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T08:52:17Z
dc.date.created 2002 en
dc.date.submitted 2003 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/43215
dc.description.abstract Malaria is a global problem and also affects South Africa. Malaria causes one in every five childhood deaths in Africa (World Health Organisation, 1999:49). Typical advice and chemoprophylaxis recommended by health care providers to tourists visiting malaria endemic areas in KwaZulu-Natal, rating visitors' malaria knowledge and compliance with malaria advice and chemoprophylaxis is discussed. The health care providers' use and assessment of The Guidelines for the prophylaxis of malaria' and their malaria perceptions and knowledge, were also assessed. Questionnaires were completed by health care providers and visitors. Typical chemoprophylaxis recommended to a party of visitors, a two-year-old child, an adult and a pregnant woman was described. The health care providers generally followed the national malaria control strategy. The perceptions, knowledge and behaviour of general practitioners affected the tourists' anti- malarial compliance. Tourists and health care providers' proper understanding of the malaria threat did not necessarily lead to correct malaria prevention, correct recommendations and compliance of the recommendations. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Medical sciences: Health promotion en
dc.subject Public or primary health en
dc.title Investigation of the information provided to tourists visiting malaria endemic areas in KwaZulu-Natal en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MTech en


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