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    Will Mass Drug Administration Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis? Evidence From Northern Coastal Tanzania.Melissa Parker & Tim Allen - 2013 - Journal of Biosocial Science 45 (4):517-545.
    SummaryThis article documents understandings and responses to mass drug administration for the treatment and prevention of lymphatic filariasis among adults and children in northern coastal Tanzania from 2004 to 2011. Assessment of village-level distribution registers, combined with self-reported drug uptake surveys of adults, participant observation and interviews, revealed that at study sites in Pangani and Muheza districts the uptake of drugs was persistently low. The majority of people living at these highly endemic locations either did not receive or actively rejected (...)
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    The Anthropology of Public Health.Melissa Parker & Ian Harper - 2006 - Journal of Biosocial Science 38 (1):1-5.
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    Sexual Networks and the Transmission of Hiv in London.Melissa Parker, Helen Ward & Sophie Day - 1998 - Journal of Biosocial Science 30 (1):63-83.
    This paper discusses ways in which empirical research investigating sexual networks can further understanding of the transmission of HIV in London, using information from a 24-month period of participant observation and 53 open-ended, in-depth interviews with eighteen men and one woman who have direct and indirect sexual links with each other. These interviews enabled the identification of a wider sexual network between 154 participants and contacts during the year August 1994-July 1995. The linked network data help to identify pathways of (...)
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    Integrated Management of Childhood Illness: A WHO/UNICEF Initiative. Supplement No. 1 to Volume 75 of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Pp. 128. (World Health Organization, Geneva, 1997.) US $18, ISBN 92-4-068750-5. [REVIEW]Melissa Parker - 2000 - Journal of Biosocial Science 32 (3):421-432.
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    Core Groups and the Transmission of Hiv: Learning From Male Sex Workers.Melissa Parker - 2006 - Journal of Biosocial Science 38 (1):117-131.
    A growing and substantial body of research suggests that female sex workers play a disproportionately large role in the transmission of HIV in many parts of the world, and they are often referred to as core groups by epidemiologists, mathematical modellers, clinicians and policymakers. Male sex workers, by contrast, have received little attention and it is not known whether it is helpful to conceptualize them as a core group. This paper draws upon ethnographic research documenting social and sexual networks in (...)
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    HIV and Infant Feeding. (World Health Organization, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and United Nations Children's Fund, 1998.) US $14.40. [REVIEW]Melissa Parker - 2000 - Journal of Biosocial Science 32 (2):286-287.
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