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http://hdl.handle.net/10071/11993
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Title: The introduction of rapid diagnostic test for malaria in Mozambique: local appropriation and complementary therapeutics
Authors: Sequeira, A. R.
Keywords: Malaria
Rapid diagnostic test
Mozambique
Discourses
Biomedical technology
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: The African Studies Association of Australasia and the Pacific.
Abstract: In 2008 Mozambique’s Ministry of Health (MoH), with the technical and financial support of transnational and international organisations such as United Nations (UN) agencies, USAID (United States Agency for International Development) and INGOs (International Non-Governmental Organisations), amongst others, introduced the Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) for malaria to be implemented across the country. This new biomedical technology impacted not just clinical practice, where health workers had to draw blood to be able to diagnose malaria (parasitological confirmation), but interacted with local worldviews and therapeutic practices in ways that needed to be incorporated into therapeutic interventions, notwithstanding patients’ overall acceptance of the reliability of RDTs.
Peer reviewed: yes
URI: http://afsaap.org.au/assets/vol36no1june2015_sequeira_114-128.pdf
https://ciencia.iscte-iul.pt/public/pub/id/30247
http://hdl.handle.net/10071/11993
ISSN: 1447-8420
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at: http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=161719687965649;res=IELIND
Appears in Collections:CEI-RI - Artigos em revista científica internacional com arbitragem científica

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