Barriers to access to visceral leishmaniasis diagnosis and care among seasonal mobile workers in Western Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: A qualitative study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619318
Title:
Barriers to access to visceral leishmaniasis diagnosis and care among seasonal mobile workers in Western Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: A qualitative study
Authors:
Coulborn, RM; Gebrehiwot, TG; Schneider, M; Gerstl, S; Adera, C; Herrero, M; Porten, K; den Boer, M; Ritmeijer, K; Alvar, J; Hassen, A; Mulugeta, A
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Abstract:
Ethiopia bears a high burden of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Early access to VL diagnosis and care improves clinical prognosis and reduces transmission from infected humans; however, significant obstacles exist. The approximate 250,000 seasonal mobile workers (MW) employed annually in northwestern Ethiopia may be particularly disadvantaged and at risk of VL acquisition and death. Our study aimed to assess barriers, and recommend interventions to increase access, to VL diagnosis and care among MWs.
Publisher:
PLoS
Issue Date:
8-Nov-2018
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/619318
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pntd.0006778
PubMed ID:
30408042
Submitted date:
2018-12-03
Language:
en
ISSN:
1935-2735
Appears in Collections:
Leishmaniasis/Kala Azar

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCoulborn, RMen
dc.contributor.authorGebrehiwot, TGen
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Men
dc.contributor.authorGerstl, Sen
dc.contributor.authorAdera, Cen
dc.contributor.authorHerrero, Men
dc.contributor.authorPorten, Ken
dc.contributor.authorden Boer, Men
dc.contributor.authorRitmeijer, Ken
dc.contributor.authorAlvar, Jen
dc.contributor.authorHassen, Aen
dc.contributor.authorMulugeta, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-06T15:16:14Z-
dc.date.available2018-12-06T15:16:14Z-
dc.date.issued2018-11-08-
dc.date.submitted2018-12-03-
dc.identifier.citationBarriers to access to visceral leishmaniasis diagnosis and care among seasonal mobile workers in Western Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: A qualitative study. 2018, 12 (11):e0006778 PLoS Negl Trop Disen
dc.identifier.issn1935-2735-
dc.identifier.pmid30408042-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pntd.0006778-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/619318-
dc.description.abstractEthiopia bears a high burden of visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Early access to VL diagnosis and care improves clinical prognosis and reduces transmission from infected humans; however, significant obstacles exist. The approximate 250,000 seasonal mobile workers (MW) employed annually in northwestern Ethiopia may be particularly disadvantaged and at risk of VL acquisition and death. Our study aimed to assess barriers, and recommend interventions to increase access, to VL diagnosis and care among MWs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherPLoSen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen
dc.titleBarriers to access to visceral leishmaniasis diagnosis and care among seasonal mobile workers in Western Tigray, Northern Ethiopia: A qualitative studyen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen
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