Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in Two Districts of Mozambique
Malaria is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in Mozambique, with nearly three-quarters of the country’s malaria-related deaths occurring in children younger than five years. A malaria vaccine is not yet available, but planning is underway for a possible introduction, as soon as one becomes available. In an effort to inform the planning process, this study, published in Malaria Journal, explored sociocultural and health communications issues among individuals at the community level who are both responsible for decisions about vaccine use and who are likely to influence decisions about vaccine use.
Author(s): Bingham A, Gaspar F, Lancaster K, Conjera J, Collymore Y, Ba-Nguz A
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Citation: Bingham A, Gaspar F, Lancaster K, Conjera J, Collymore Y, Ba-Nguz A. Community Perceptions of Malaria and Vaccines in Two Districts of Mozambique. Malaria Journal. 2012;11:394.