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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 14 A note on the use of disease problem ranking with relation to socio-economic well-being: an example from Sierra Leone

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 14 A note on the use of disease problem ranking with relation to socio-economic well-being: an example from Sierra Leone Alice Welbourn An RRA training exercise was conducted by and worse-off women are shown below (see ActionAid staff in a village in Kambia Figure 1). District, Sierra Leone in October 1991. The exercise was conducted with separate groups Whilst the better-off women mentioned four of old men, young men and women in the illnesses, with measles considered as the worst village. Female ActionAid staff worked with problem, the worse-off women interviewed in the women - who commented that they had the same village mentioned six illnesses. never been consulted before. Male ActionAid These included eye infections which were also staff, particularly the older ones, worked with considered as their worst problem. Better-off the old men; and a second group of male women had not mentioned eye problems at all. ActionAid staff worked with the young men. Such a diagram does not of course provide Four half-days were spent conducting conclusive evidence of the connection between intensive fieldwork with the community. On eye problems and poverty for these women. the second day of the fieldwork ...

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