Preliminary assessment of the computer-based Taenia solium educational program ‘The Vicious Worm’ on knowledge uptake in primary school students in rural areas in eastern Zambia

Helminth Taenia solium is endemic in Zambia, causing human and pig diseases with high health, social and economic burdens

Abstract

The zoonotic helminth Taenia solium is endemic in Zambia, causing human (taeniasis and (neuro)cysticercosis) and pig (porcine cysticercosis) diseases with high health, social and economic burdens. We aimed to evaluate the impact of a health educational program intended to lead to powerful and cumulative improvements in knowledge, attitudes and practices that decrease parasite transmission and disease occurrence.

This is an output from the ‘Global Alliance For Livestock Veterinary Medicines (GALVmed): Phase 2 – Protecting Livestock and Saving Human Lives’ programme

Citation

Hobbs, E. C., Mwape, K. E., Van Damme, I., Berkvens, D., Zulu, G., Mambwe, M., Chembensofu, M., Phiri, I. K., Masuku, M., Bottieau, E., Devleesschauwer, B., Speybroeck, N., Colston, A., Dorny, P., Willingham, A. L. and Gabriël, S. (2018), Preliminary assessment of the computer-based Taenia solium educational program ‘The Vicious Worm’ on knowledge uptake in primary school students in rural areas in eastern Zambia. Trop Med Int Health, 23: 306–314. https://doi.org/10.1111/tmi.13029

Preliminary assessment of the computer-based Taenia solium educational program ‘The Vicious Worm’ on knowledge uptake in primary school students in rural areas in eastern Zambia

Published 15 March 2018