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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 4 Seasonal disease incidence in the Sanaag region of Somaliland

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 4 Seasonal disease incidence in the Sanaag region of Somaliland David Hadrill and Haroon group of interested herders, based on the local Introduction calendar (Figure 1). The calendar provided the following information: Participatory research methods were used with · An indication of the different types of herders in the Sanaag region of Somaliland to disease that are prevalent in the Sanaag; build up a detailed picture of their lifestyle. · The diseases which the herders consider to This research was initiated by ActionAid and be important or less important. Up to three designed and supported by VetAid as part of a stones were placed on the calendar to pastoral development programme. indicate the importance of each disease; and, Seasonal disease calendar · The seasonal incidence of individual diseases. One of the techniques used by the project management team was to draw a seasonal disease calendar with a village elder and a 1 Source: RRA Notes (1994), Issue 20, pp.52­53, IIED London PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Figure 1. Seasonal calendar: disease incidence 2 Source: RRA Notes (1994), Issue 20, pp.52­53, IIED London PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 Conclusions The project team members were able to use ...

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