Attitudes and Perceptions of a Musical Intervention "Iculo Ngenyoka" for Snakebite Awareness in Swaziland: A Qualitative Study
In Eswatini, rural populations experience unnecessary snakebite inflicted injuries and deaths. Children are at the highest risk because of their small size and curious nature. This qualitative study explores the current knowledge and attitudes about snakebite, and the perceptions of a musical intervention, titled Iculo Ngenyoka (“Snake Song” in Zulu), as an educational tool aimed to raise awareness about snakes in the Lubombo region, Eswatini.
Semi-structured interviews with 56 community members, parent/guardian/key informant (n=11), and children aged 7-17 years old (n=45) were conducted between May-June 2018. Participants were selected from four communities within the Lubombo region. Data were analyzed using a framework analysis approach.
Mentored by Matthew Lewin