Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Response to the letter to the editor: Baraheed et al., No evidence of MERS-CoV in Ghanaian…

Barasheed et al.

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Evidence on feasibility and effective use of mHealth strategies by frontline health workers in…

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Objectives Given the large scale adoption and deployment of mobile phones by health services and frontline health workers (FHW), we aimed to review and synthesize the evidence on the feasibility and effectiveness of mobile-based services on healthcare delivery.

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Quality of life of Nepali patients with ear disease before and after corrective surgery

Objectives Hearing impairment is a significant burden in the developing world.

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Surgery in low-income countries during crisis: experience at Mdecins Sans Frontires facilities…

The global burden of trauma and surgical conditions fall disproportionately on low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).1, 2 Inopportunely, developing countries are least equipped to provide essential surgical care.3 Consequently, LMICs have a significant burden of unmet surgical needs.4 When these fragile health systems are disrupted by conflict, a natural disaster or an epidemic the volume and quality of surgical care decreases even further.

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Effectiveness of Insecticide-treated and Untreated Nets to Prevent Malaria in India

Objectives India is the most malaria-endemic country in South-East Asia, resulting in a high socio-economic burden.

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Building awareness to health insurance among the target population of community-based health…

Objective To evaluate an insurance awareness campaign carried out before the launch of three community-based health insurance (CBHI) schemes in rural India, answering the questions: Has the awareness campaign been successful in enhancing participants’ understanding of health insurance?

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Who is left behind on the road to universal facility delivery? A cross-sectional multilevel…

Objectives To examine factors associated with home delivery among women in Pwani Region, Tanzania, which has experienced a rapid rise in facility delivery coverage.

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in sub-Saharan Africa: Systematic Review and Meta-Regression on…

Objective s-We systematically reviewed publications on prevalence and risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the 47 countries of sub-Saharan Africa.

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Differences in malaria care{hyphen}seeking and dispensing outcomes for adults and children…

Objectives To characterize the differences in care{hyphen}seeking behavior and dispensing outcomes between adults and children purchasing drugs for malaria at retail shops in Nigeria.

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Screening of patients with Diabetes Mellitus for Tuberculosis in Community Health Settings in…

Objective To assess the feasibility and results of screening DM patients for TB in routine community health services in China.

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Service delivery interventions to improve adolescents’ linkage, retention and adherence to…

Objectives Adolescents living with HIV face substantial difficulties in accessing HIV care services and have worse treatment outcomes than other age groups.

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Combining malaria control with house electrification: Adherence to recommended behaviours for…

Objective To investigate community adherence to recommended behaviours for proper deployment of solar-powered mosquito trapping systems (SMoTS) after 3-10 weeks use.

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No evidence of MERS-CoV in Ghanaian Hajj pilgrims: cautious interpretation is needed

The study by Annan et al.

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Efforts to reduce the disparity between permanent residents and temporary migrants: Stop TB…

Objectives Eight of 17 districts of Shanghai have offered transportation and living allowances subsidies to tuberculosis (TB) patients among the migrant population.

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