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Community perceptions of a malaria vaccine in the Kintampo districts of Ghana

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, May 2013
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Title
Community perceptions of a malaria vaccine in the Kintampo districts of Ghana
Published in
Malaria Journal, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-12-156
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Lawrence G Febir, Kwaku P Asante, Dan-Bright S Dzorgbo, Kojo A Senah, Timothy S Letsa, Seth Owusu-Agyei

Abstract

Malaria remains the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in sub-Saharan Africa despite tools currently available for its control. Making malaria vaccine available for routine use will be a major hallmark, but its acceptance by community members and health professionals within the health system could pose considerable challenge as has been found with the introduction of polio vaccinations in parts of West Africa. Some of these challenges may not be expected since decisions people make are many a time driven by a complex myriad of perceptions. This paper reports knowledge and perceptions of community members in the Kintampo area of Ghana where malaria vaccine trials have been ongoing as part of the drive for the first-ever licensed malaria vaccine in the near future.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Ghana 1 <1%
Unknown 110 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 24%
Researcher 19 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 17%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Student > Postgraduate 6 5%
Other 16 14%
Unknown 15 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 28 25%
Social Sciences 27 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 7%
Psychology 5 4%
Other 15 13%
Unknown 18 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 June 2013.
All research outputs
#6,059,642
of 11,341,899 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#1,874
of 3,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#53,267
of 130,364 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#39
of 76 outputs
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