Inherent illnesses and attacks: an ethnographic study of interpretations of childhood Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) in Manhiça, southern Mozambique

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p556
Academic Journal
The article presents a study exploring local interpretations of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) in Manhiça, southern Mozambique, focusing on caretakers of children under five in the context of hospital care seeking. The study suggests that the syncretism involved in explanations of ARIs in the context of practical care seeking for children is to be taken into account during health promotion.


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