Perceptions of malaria: implications for control

This week Dori et al. published an interesting study about perceptions of malaria in the Konso community in Ethiopia:


Using a structured questionnaire, focus group discussions and in-depth interviews, this study aimed to gain deeper insight on how the Konso community in Ethiopia perceives malaria and manages the disease. Although knowledge about malaria was above average it surfaced that the use of herbal home remedies is widespread. It is argued that this practice warrants further investigation to validate the efficacy and safety of plant preparations that are employed.


The MW-journal was new to me. It is as open access journal which does not charge the authors (or the readers) for publishing articles. It will be interesting to see if the community embraces this journal, and if it is a threat to Malaria Journal.