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Development and delivery of evidence-based messages to reduce the risk of zoonoses in Nairobi, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Kang’ethe, Erastus
dc.contributor.author Kimani, Violet
dc.contributor.author Grace, Delia
dc.contributor.author Mitoko, Grace
dc.contributor.author McDermott, Brigid
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-08T19:38:27Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-08T19:38:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012-08
dc.identifier.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 en
dc.identifier.issn 0049-4747
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10625/50252
dc.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). en
dc.description.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. en
dc.format Text en
dc.format.extent 1 digital file (8 p. : ill.) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject PARTICIPATORY en
dc.subject RISK MITIGATION en
dc.subject ZOONOSES en
dc.subject ECOHEALTH en
dc.subject KENYA en
dc.subject URBAN DAIRY PRODUCTION en
dc.subject CRYPTOSPORIDIUM en
dc.subject ZOONOTIC DISEASES en
dc.subject FOOD BORNE DISEASE en
dc.subject PREVALENCE en
dc.subject RISK FACTORS en
dc.subject HEALTH COMMUNICATION en
dc.title Development and delivery of evidence-based messages to reduce the risk of zoonoses in Nairobi, Kenya en
dc.type Article en
idrc.project.number 103075
idrc.project.componentnumber 103075001
idrc.project.title Health Risk Analysis of Cryptosporidiosis and other Hazards in Urban Smallholder Dairy Production (Kenya) en
idrc.copyright.holder Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
idrc.dspace.access IDRC Only en
idrc.rims.adhocgroup IDRC SUPPORTED en
dc.relation.journal Tropical Animal Health and Production
idrc.noaccess Due to copyright restrictions the full text of this research output is not available in the IDRC Digital Library or by request from the IDRC Library. / Compte tenu des restrictions relatives au droit d'auteur, le texte intégral de cet extrant de recherche n'est pas accessible dans la Bibliothèque numérique du CRDI, et il n'est pas possible d'en faire la demande à la Bibliothéque du CRDI. en


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