Parasitic infestations are a public health problem in marginal communities, which can be combated with the contribution of professional knowledge that generates changes in human behavior that would help to prevent them. As an objective, it was proposed to determine the university social projection as an axis for the prevention of parasitic infestations in marginal communities of Peru. The study was descriptive-cross-sectional in the period February-August 2022, with a sample of 11 community promoters and 164 households from three communities in the Huánuco Province of Peru. As a data collection instrument, a pre-test and post-test was applied after the training on parasitic infestations. The data was stored in Microsfot Excel and processed through the statistical package to know frequencies (%) and confidence intervals. As a result, 36.36% of the promoters were 41-45 years old, 45.45% had higher education and 27.27% were housewives, 17.07% of the caregiver mothers were 31-35 years old, 75 00% were high school graduates and 32.32% were housewives, 63.64% of the promoters' capacities knew about pediculosis and 54.55% showed competence to promote deworming of animals, while the mothers who were caregivers 67, 07% in the prevention of it and 64.02% combed the girls' hair before taking them to school, in the post-test the changes were significant, raising the %. In conclusion, it is necessary to continue working on the application of health education programs, modifying human behaviors and habits to prevent parasitic infestation diseases.
|Translated title of the contribution||University social projection as an axis for the prevention of parasitic infestations in marginal communities of Peru|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Boletin de Malariologia y Salud Ambiental|
|State||Indexed - Jan 2023|
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