Objectives We analysed the extent of planned, mistimed and unwanted pregnancies and how they predict optimal use of prenatal (timing and number of antenatal) care services in 30 African countries.
Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health
Objectives To investigate the proportion of malaria infection in febrile children consulting a pediatric hospital in Brazzaville, to determine the prevalence of submicroscopic malaria infection, to characterize Plasmodium falciparum infection and compare the prevalence of uncomplicated P.
Objective To assess the impact of mandatory offer of generic substitution, introduced in South Africa in May 2003, on private sector sales of generic and originator medicines for chronic diseases.
Background Malaria elicits inflammatory responses, which, if not well regulated, may exert detrimental effects.
The new interferon-free direct-acting antiviral (DAAs) treatment combinations have with the potential to provide a cure for Hepatitis C Virus patients and stop the pandemic, but their high prices keep treatment out of reach for most patients in Low- and Middle-Income countries, and the access strategies voluntarily put in place by some pharmaceutical companies remain insufficient to provide treatment to all those in need.
This paper describes the processes and procedures involved in planning, conducting and reporting monitoring activities for large clinical trials of investigational medicinal products, focusing on those conducted in resource-limited settings.
Objective To estimate the independent and combined risks of infant and child mortality associated with maternal smoking and use of solid fuel in sub-Saharan Africa.
Objective To synthesise the evidence on pregnancy and childbirth after repair of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa and to identify the existing knowledge gaps.
Objective Healers provide support for acute and chronic illnesses in rural Mozambique, such as socially acceptable traditional vaccinations (subcutaneous cuts in the skin to rub herbs directly into the bloody lesion).
Objective Tropical highland malaria intensifies and shifts to higher altitudes during exceptionally warm years.
Objective To present a systematic review of methods for measuring domestic water use in settings where water meters cannot be used.
Objectives In 2010, the WHO issued 77 priority research questions (PRQs) to address HIV-associated TB.
Objectives To identify and review strategies of providing care for children living with chronic health conditions in low- and middle-income countries.