Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Measuring domestic water use: a systematic review of methodologies that measure unmetered water…

Objective To present a systematic review of methods for measuring domestic water use in settings where water meters cannot be used.

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Scoping review: Strategies of providing care for children with chronic health conditions in…

Objectives To identify and review strategies of providing care for children living with chronic health conditions in low- and middle-income countries.

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Systematic Review of Evidence on the Effectiveness of Safe Child Feces Disposal Interventions

Objectives To review and synthesize the available evidence on the effectiveness of interventions targeting unsafe child feces disposal in reducing this behavior and improving child health in low- and middle-income countries.

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Minimising invasiveness in diagnostics: developing a rapid urine-based monoclonal antibody…

Objective To generate monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) for developing a rapid malaria diagnostic urine-based assay (RUBDA), using Plasmodium-infected human urinary antigens.

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Human Cytomegalovirus prevalence and distribution of Glycoprotein B, O genotypes among…

Objectives Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is an important pathogen causing morbidity and mortality in children.

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Rotavirus vaccines contribute towards universal health coverage in a mixed public-private…

Objectives To evaluate rotavirus vaccination in Malaysia from the household’s perspective.

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Cost of Microbial Larviciding for Malaria Control in Rural Tanzania

Objective Microbial larviciding may be a potential supplement to conventional malaria vector control measures, but scant information on its relative implementation costs and effectiveness, especially in rural areas, are an impediment to expanding its uptake.

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Association between hepatitis B infection and elevated liver stiffness among HIV-infected…

Objective To describe the liver disease epidemiology among HIV-infected individuals in Zambia.

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Risk of Self-Reported Symptoms or Diagnosis of Active Tuberculosis in Relationship to Low Body…

Objective Globally, tuberculosis prevalence has declined, but its risk factors have varied across place and time – low body mass index (BMI) has persisted while diabetes has increased.

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Enteric fever In India: current scenario and future directions

Enteric fever is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical areas worldwide.

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HIV prevention and care seeking behaviour among female sex workers in four cities in India,…

Objective To identify gaps in the use of HIV prevention and care services and commodities for female sex workers, we conducted a baseline cross-sectional survey in 4 cities, in the context of an implementation research project aiming to improve use of sexual and reproductive health services.

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Effectiveness of demand generation interventions on use of modern contraceptives in low- and…

Objectives To synthesize evidence on the implementation, costs, and cost-effectiveness of demand generation interventions and their effectiveness in improving uptake of modern contraception methods.

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Doing well while fighting river blindness: the alignment of a corporate drug donation program…

Objective Using the example of Merck’s donations of ivermectin, to show how tax incentives and non-profit collaborators can make corporate largesse consistent with obligations to maximize returns to shareholders.

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Lingual palpation for porcine cysticercosis: a rapid epidemiological tool for estimating…

Objective To assess the association between the prevalence of tongue cyst positive and antigen positive pigs across different settings in Africa, to evaluate whether examining pigs for cysts could be used as a rapid surveillance tool for identifying geographical areas with a higher probability of high transmission of cysticercosis.

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