Community participation and tropical disease control in resource-poor settings
Social, Economic and Behavioural Research. Special Topics No.2
By F. Espino, V. Koops, L. Manderson
This review considers the historical evolution of ideas and practices surrounding community participation, as well as current perspectives and problems associated with it. The debates surrounding community participation, its interpretation and application in tropical disease control, are examined, and knowledge gaps identified. Work conducted in tropical disease endemic countries is drawn upon in an exploration of how community participation has been implemented with respect to the control of vector-borne and other tropical diseases.