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dc.contributor.authorBukachi, Salome
dc.contributor.authorMburu, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorBett, Bernard
dc.coverage.spatialKenyaen
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-16T09:17:32Z
dc.date.available2020-06-16T09:17:32Z
dc.date.issued2020-06-16
dc.identifier.citationBukachi, S.A.; Mburu, C.M. and Bett, B.K. (2020) Understanding Sociocultural Dynamics to Enhance Control of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Epidemics in Kenya, SSHAP Case Study Issue 11, UNICEF, IDS and Anthrologica.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/20.500.12413/15420
dc.description.abstractDuring a Rift Valley Fever (RVF) outbreak in 2006–07, Somali pastoralists in northeastern Kenya experienced high livestock mortality and abortions, especially amongst flocks of sheep, resulting in the loss of approximately 75 per cent of livestock. Members of the community also reported livestock bleeding from the nose and other body orifices. A month later, communities were alarmed when family members and friends started falling ill from an ‘unknown illness’. North-eastern Kenya was one of the major hotspots of RVF in 2006–07 and most of the 400 human cases and 90 deaths occurred in this region. This SSHAP Case Study highlights how anthropological assessments can contribute to greater understanding and trust between communities and responders, and thereby improve the response to an epidemic.en
dc.description.sponsorshipUNICEFen
dc.description.sponsorshipUSAIDen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSSHAPen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSHAP Case Studies;Issue 11
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.titleUnderstanding Sociocultural Dynamics to Enhance control of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) Epidemics in Kenyaen
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holderSSHAPen
dc.identifier.externalurihttps://www.socialscienceinaction.org/en
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