Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Roles and responsibilities in newborn care in four African sites

Objectives To explore roles and responsibilities in newborn care in the intra- and post-partum period in Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia.

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Uptake of community-based, self-collected HPV testing vs. visual inspection with acetic acid…

Objectives To compare two cervical cancer screening methods: community-based self-collection of high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) testing, and visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA).

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Trends in stroke admissions to a Tanzanian hospital over four decades: A retrospective audit

Aims The aim of this study was to record stroke admissions to a tertiary referral hospital in Tanzania over four decades.

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Household Coping Strategies for Delivery and Related Health Care Cost: Findings from Rural…

Objectives This paper aims to measure the economic costs of maternal complication and to understand household coping strategies for financing maternal health care cost.

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Schistosoma mansoni and HIV infection in a Ugandan population with high HIV and helminth…

Objectives Recent reports suggest that Schistosoma infection may increase the risk of acquiring Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

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Cost per patient of treatment for rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis in a community-based…

Objectives The high cost of rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) treatment hinders treatment access.

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Control of cutaneous leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania major in Southeastern Morocco

Objective The incidence of cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) caused by Leishmania major has increased in Morocco over the last decade, prompting the Ministry of Health to take inter-sectoral response measures including vector and reservoir control.

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The role of point of care tests in antibiotic stewardship for urinary tract infections in a…

Objective Published literature from resource limited settings is infrequent, although urinary tract infections (UTI) are a common cause of outpatient presentation and antibiotic use.

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Dengue severity: a key determinant of underreporting

Underreporting is a major concern in surveillance of dengue.

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Medication Adherence Clubs: a potential solution to managing large numbers of stable patients…

Objectives To assess the care of hypertension, diabetes mellitus and/or HIV patients enrolled into Medication Adherence Clubs (MACs).

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Traditional vs. Non-Traditional Healing for Minor and Major Morbidities in India: Uses, Cost…

Objectives To examine the cost and quality of care of traditional healing for short term morbidities and major morbidities in India and to compare them with the non-traditional healing.

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Efficacy and community effectiveness of larvivorous fish for dengue vector control

Objective To evaluate the efficacy and community effectiveness of larvivorous fish for the control of dengue vectors and dengue transmission, when used as single agent or in combination with other vector control methods.

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Tuberculosis infection control measures in diabetes clinics in China: a rapid assessment of ten…

Objective To assess tuberculosis infection control measures in diabetes mellitus (DM) clinics in China.

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National TB prevalence surveys in Asia, 1990−2012: An overview of results and lessons learned

Objective and Methods In many countries, national TB prevalence surveys are the only way to reliably measure the burden of TB disease and monitor trends.

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