THE ROLES OF RADIO AND INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION IN THE ERADICATION OF GUINEA WORM IN NKALAGU COMMUNITY . A RESEARCH PROJECT MATERIAL ON MASS COMMUNICATION
Guinea worm disease is a disease that has eaten deep into the bone marrow of most developing countries especially in the rural areas of these countries, though efforts has been made and still being made it has to be treated or fought severely for it to be entirely eradicated. That is why the researcher embarked on this research to study and bring out the roles of radio and interpersonal communication in the eradication of guinea worm using Nkalagu community as a case study. The work will be divided into five chapters to allow it to be treated better. Chapter one will comprise or contain from the brief introduction of the study to the scope and limitation of the research. Chapter two will be reviewing relevant literatures on the roles of radio and interpersonal communication in the eradication of guinea worm. Chapter three will deal on the methodology and strategies that will be used in the collection of data for the research, then this data that has been collected will be carefully and clearly presented in tables and interpreted in chapter four while chapter five will give the summary, conclusion and recommendations for further study.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Guinea worm disease also known as DRACUNCULIASIS or MEDINA WORM is a very serious disease that has been a thorn in the flesh of man.
It is one of the most documented human parasites with tales of its behaviour reaching as far back as the second century B.C. This disease which has been in many places but mostly significant in Africa countries like Sudan, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia and Nigeria is only contracted when a person drinks any water that has been contaminated with the larvae or walks unprotected in infected waters.