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Health and Livelihoods in Rural Angola

By Laura Habgood
ISBN: 9780855984113
An account of an Oxfam project with a dual aim: to find out more about how rural communities use health services and to involve communities in the research. The author evaluates the limitations as well as the advantages of participatory research methods.



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  • Synopsis
    An account of an Oxfam project with a dual aim: to find out more about how rural communities use health services and to involve communities in the research. The author evaluates the limitations as well as the advantages of participatory research methods.
  • Table of Contents
    Abbreviations/Glossary
    Preface

    Introduction
    Map of Ganda Municipality

    Part one: Methodology
    Background
    Study design and organisation
    Study area, sample, and sources
    Methods and tools
    Analysis and interpretation
    External and internal factors influencing the methodology
    Influences on findings

    Part Two: Findings and dicussion
    History of Ganda
    Social structures
    Health-service providers
    Sociocultural factors
    Health beliefs
    Health-related behaviours
    Why do people make the choices they do?
    Health needs

    Part Three: conclusions and recommendations
    Health-related behaviour and the use of health services within the sociocultural context of Ganda
    Preventive health priorities of the communities and their most vulnerable members
    The development of appropriate methodological tools and health-status indicators
    Recommendations to Oxfam concerning programme direction and initiatives in Benguela Province
    General recommendations for working in communities

    Appendices
    Population survey
    Participatory methods and tools used
    Example of a drawing used as a dicussion starter by research assistants
    Causes of malnutrition-interview guide and diagram
    Map of Ganda district
    Health service providers in Ganda
    Research-project schedule based on intermediate objectives
    Notes
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Laura Habgood
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 70
    Format Paperback / softback