Urbanization, Dengue, and the Health Transition: Anthropological Contributions to International Health

Carl Kendall, Patricia Hudelson, Elli Leontsini, Peter Winch, Linda Lloyd, Fernando Cruz

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A host of resurgent diseases, many in newly created urban environments, challenges the assumptions underlying anthropological contributions to international public health programs. Past programs validated local knowledge about acute and well‐known disease conditions and encouraged self‐help and participatory approaches to respond to these problems. This article discusses the changing picture of health conditions in urban settings by examining local responses to one problem, dengue hemorrhagic fever, in a new program designed to test several earlier assumptions. 1991 American Anthropological Association

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-268
Number of pages12
JournalMedical anthropology quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1991


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  • Anthropology

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