Objectives To evaluate the occurrence of secondary Dengue virus (DENV) infections during the 2009 outbreak in a non-endemic area.
Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health
Objective To assess the quality of cotrimoxazole tablets produced by a Tanzanian manufacturer by a newly instituted quality assurance program.
Objectives To determine the impact of alcohol consumption on deaths and disability in Africa.
Objectives To assess the contribution of Human Norovirus to diarrheal diseases in Africa.
Objectives We adapted a rapid monitoring method to South Sudan, a new nation with one of the world’s highest maternal and child mortality rates, aiming to assess coverage of maternal, neonatal, and child health (MNCH) services at the time of independence, and introducing a monitoring and evaluation system (M&E) for equity-sensitive tracking of progress related to Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 4 and 5 at national, state, and county levels to detect local variability.
Objectives Among patients with primary and relapse visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in Eastern Sudan, we determined the proportion eligible for treatment with Sodium Stibogluconate and Paromomycin (SSG/PM) and, of these, their demographic and clinical characteristics; initial treatment outcomes including adverse side-effects requiring treatment discontinuation; treatment outcomes by six months; and risk factors associated with initial (slow responders) and late treatment failure (relapses and post kala azar dermal leishmaniasis, PKDL).
Objective To estimate the relative contribution of malaria and other potential determinants to current anaemia prevalence in Rwanda.
Objectives Two common methods used to measure indicators for health program monitoring and evaluation are the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS); each one has different strengths.
Objective To evaluate perinatal outcomes of pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in an urban sub-Saharan African setting.
Objectives To assess the risk of gentamicin toxicity and potential number of neonates exposed annually to this risk, through treatment with WHO-recommended first-line antibiotics (gentamicin with penicillin) for the 6.9 million neonates with Possible Severe Bacterial Infection (PSBI).
Objectives To identify immunodominant antigens of Toxocara canis recognized by Toxocara-infected sera as recombinant reagents for immunodiagnosis of toxocariasis..
Objective Firstly, to map out and compare all-cause and cause-specific mortality patterns by migrant background in Belgium; and secondly, to probe into explanations for the observed patterns, more specifically into the healthy-migrant, acculturation and the migration-as-rapid-health-transition theories.
Objectives To compare the incidences of catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) and impoverishment, the risk protection offered by two health financial reforms and to explore factors associated with CHE and impoverishment among patients with cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in rural Inner Mongolia, China.
Objective Data on feasibility and completion rates of isoniazid preventive therapy (IPT) in HIV infected-patient in Asia are limited.