We are proposing Knowledge, Attitudes and practices (KAP) Survey on ebola prevention in Zambia. This shall give an input to the country existing sensitization programme on prevention of ebola in the country.
Foster chileshe memorial clinic proposes a KAP survey which will be carried out in some constituencies in Zambia. The aim of using this approach is to unveil the usefulness and value of KAP as regard to getting the right approach to any community based problem. Our ultimate goal of quantitative method of data collection is to quantify and measure a phenomenon through the use of questionnaires and statistical processing .Zambia's experience with epidemics shows that adequate preparations modelled around preventive measures are more effective. This was exemplified in the outbreak of cholera in Zambia. Our review in the outbreak of ebola in wast Africa has offered valid lessons There is need for well- designed preventive programs
Some of the questionaires intend to use to carry out the survey are:
local communities assessing information on ebola prevention at foster chileshe memorial clinic
1. Do you know the symptoms of ebola?
2. Do you think ebola is a deadly disease ?
3.. Do you participate in dead body washing?
4.If you have a contact with someone suffering ebola what do you do?
(seek medical assistance,seek traditional help, do nothing?)
5. Do you think the government is doing much in disseminating information in ebola prevention in zambia.?
6. Do you think you have been deprived of an important information concerning your health as a result of your disability?
Some of the questions raised can be hypotetically summarized as follows:(1)The government ongoing sensitiztion awareness campaign is uneven.
(2) The government ongoing sensitiztion campaign on ebola is not rooted.
(3) Knowledge,attitude, and practices on ebola prevention amongst the disadvantaged and illiterates are poor