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Building on traditional medicinal plant knowledge and home-based health care efforts in rural Malawi : Utilisation des connaissances traditionnelles sur les plantes medicinales et traitement a domicile en milieu rural au Malawi (French)

Malawi remains one of the world's least developed countries, with more than 65 percent of its population of over 11 million below the poverty line. As in most countries in the region, biomedical health facilities and services are in very short supply, especially in the rural communities of Malawi-about 85 percent of its population. The HIV/AIDS epidemic has exacerbated the already strained scarce resources available within the national health delivery system. In the absence of adequate biomedical health services, most rural Malawians continue to rely on traditional, largely plant-derived treatments for their primary health care needs.

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  • Document Date

    2004/10/01

  • Document Type

    Brief

  • Report Number

    31262

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    Malawi,

  • Region

    Africa,

  • Disclosure Date

    2005/12/14

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Utilisation des connaissances traditionnelles sur les plantes medicinales et traitement a domicile en milieu rural au Malawi

  • Keywords

    bilharzia, biomedicine, boreholes, cerebral malaria, community health, diarrhoea, families, Gender, Health Care, health education, health facilities, health information, health practices, health problems, health services, herbal remedies, Herbalism, HIV/, HIV/ AIDS, HIV/ AIDS prevention, illnesses, Indigenous Knowledge, intervention, malaria, malaria prevention, medicines, NGOs, parents, partnership, reproductive health, research methods, respiratory tract infections, symptoms, therapy, traditional birth attendants, traditional medicine, treatment

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Building on traditional medicinal plant knowledge and home-based health care efforts in rural Malawi : Utilisation des connaissances traditionnelles sur les plantes medicinales et traitement a domicile en milieu rural au Malawi (French). Indigenous Knowledge (IK) Notes ; no 72 Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/617031468045015797/Utilisation-des-connaissances-traditionnelles-sur-les-plantes-medicinales-et-traitement-a-domicile-en-milieu-rural-au-Malawi