Change and continuity in the management of diarrhoeal diseases in under-five children in rural Malawi

  • AC Munthali


This paper discusses the changing perceptions about diarrhoea in under five children in western Rumphi. While young women also subscribed to the cultural ideas about the aetiology treatment and prevention of diarrhoea, they (unlike the elderly) at the same time subscribed to the biomedical diarrhoea explanatory models learnt through radio programmes on the Malawi Broadcasting Corporation, at school and during health education programmes conducted by community health workers.
Malawi Medical Journal Vol.16(2) 2005: 43-46

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