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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Program Name

Kenya: Development, Health, and Society

Abstract

The objective of this study was to conduct a Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Awareness Survey that explores knowledge about STIs and attitude towards them, and thereafter, institute and implement an educational intervention in the Kibera slum, of Nairobi. The survey included 120 participants from the 12 villages of Kibera. It revealed that, of those interviewed, 34% are unable to name an STI other than HIV/AIDS and 99% are unaware of any of the syndromes associated with STIs. This demonstrated a clear need for STI Awareness and education, and thus an informative brochure on STIs was created, to be distributed during Outreach Programs and at the Tabitha Clinic in Kibera.

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Public Health

 
Related Files Sindhya ISP B (Map of Kibera).docx (234 kB)
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Sindhya ISP C (Data).xlsx (56 kB)
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