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Title: Development and delivery of evidence-based messages to reduce the risk of zoonoses in Nairobi, Kenya
Authors: Kang’ethe, Erastus
Kimani, Violet
Grace, Delia
Mitoko, Grace
McDermott, Brigid
Keywords: PARTICIPATORY
RISK MITIGATION
ZOONOSES
ECOHEALTH
KENYA
URBAN DAIRY PRODUCTION
CRYPTOSPORIDIUM
ZOONOTIC DISEASE
FOOD-BORNE DISEASE
PREVALENCE
RISK FACTORS
HEALTH COMMUNICATION
Date: 16-Aug-2012
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Kang’ethe, E., Kimani, V., Grace, D., Mitoko, G., McDermott, B., et al. (2012). Development and delivery of evidence-based messages to reduce the risk of zoonoses in Nairobi, Kenya. Tropical Animal Health and Production, SI.doi:10.1007/s11250-012-0205-2
Abstract: This paper describes a trans-disciplinary process of co-generating and disseminating evidence-based messages for reducing the risk from cryptosporidiosis and other zoonoses in an urban community in Nairobi. Research findings about disease prevalence, risk factors and observed risky and risk-mitigating practices were analysed by a team comprising researchers, community members and local policy- and decision-makers. Using participatory planning, multiple strategies were developed for disseminating key information. We identified five vulnerable groups at higher risk of exposure to cryptosporidiosis and other cattle zoonoses with similar transmission pathways (women, children, elderly people, immunosuppressed people and male farm workers). For each group, targeted messages were developed. Good practices already in use, as were also practices as practices to improve environmental conditions. These messages were disseminated through printed material, in a workshop, through community campaigners and also an edutainment soap opera episode broadcast on Kenyan television. In conclusion, a participatory and trans-disciplinary process can help transform the findings of research into messages that are targeted, attractive and understandable.
Description: This paper is part of a special supplement on assessing and managing urban zoonoses and food-borne disease in two African cities (Nairobi, Kenya and Ibadan, Nigeria).
ISSN: 0049-4747
Project Number: 103075
Project Title: Health Risk Analysis of Cryptosporidiosis and other Hazards in Urban Smallholder Dairy Production (Kenya)
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