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Title:Primary school children's knowledge of health and illness in the Gambia: its implication for teaching children about disease
Author:Zvandasara, P.
Year:1987
Periodical:Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
Volume:33
Issue:2
Pages:110-112
Language:English
Geographic term:Gambia
Subjects:health education
primary education
Link:http://tropej.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/33/2/110
Abstract:A questionnaire study among primary five pupils (12-13 years) at ten randomly selected primary schools in the Gambia demonstrated that school pupils will understand basic concepts about diseases and illnesses if they are taught at school. The results lead the author to suggest that the following subjects should be included in the primary 5 or 6 health education curriculum: diarrhoea (causes and prevention); immunization (its importance and disease prevention by immunization); nutrition (food in relation to its function in the promotion of growth, of strength, and as a vitamin source); and disabilities (causes and prevention; polio as a cause of lameness). Bibliogr.
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