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Health Information, Illness Beliefs and the Use of New Technologies: Evidence from Malaria Treatment in East Africa

Indrani Saran
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
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3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Dr. Indrani Saran
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Department of Population Health Sciences Research Talks

The Department of Population Health Sciences Research Talks discuss completed studies, works-in-progress, or proposals. This month's talk, "Health Information, Illness Beliefs and the Use of New Technologies: Evidence from Malaria Treatment in East Africa."features Dr. Indrani Saran of the Duke Global Health Institute.

She will show how people use new information to update their health-related beliefs. Her studies focus on improving the use of malaria diagnostics and treatment as early diagnosis and correct treatment could help reduce the ~400,000 deaths each year. She looks at types of interventions that can modify people's beliefs to encourage uptake and appropriate use of effective health tools.