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Ausgabe 7

Santé publique et sens commun

Ethnographie d'une campagne de vaccination de masse au Nord Mozambique

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Laurent Ruedin

The article is based on observations carried out in 1997 in the context of a poliomyelitis eradication campaign in northern Mozambique. It describes the social, cognitive and political aspects of this mass public health campaign at the local level. Ethnographic research allows us to gain insights into the interplay between factors such as lay perception of immunization, collective memory of relationships with the State and voluntarism in public service. In particular, this article seeks to demonstrate how a public policy focus on a high level of immunization coverage among vaccinators may lead to quality loss in communication with beneficiaries.

Laurent Ruedin est physicien - mathématicien (PhD, ETHZ) et ethnologue (Université de Neuchâtel). Depuis cinq ans actif au Mozambique dans la recherche ethnographique (principalement en milieu rural), il appuie différents projets notamment dans le domaine de la santé.
1.ruedin@net2000.ch
Adresse permanente: Laurent Ruedin, Société 9, CH-2013 Colombier.