Author Archives: Tropical Med and Intl Health

Good clinical outcomes from a seven years holistic program of fistula repair in Guinea

Objectives Female genital fistula remains a public health concern in developing countries.

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Improvement in mortality and retention among adult HIV infected patients in the first 12 months…

Objective To determine mortality and retention in ART programmes in Tanzania, between 2010 and 2013.

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The health system burden of chronic disease care: an estimation of provider costs of selected…

Objective To explore the chronic disease services in Uganda: their level of utilisation, the total service costs, and unit costs per visit.

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Knowledge and practice of primary eye care among primary health care workers in northern…

Objective to assess knowledge and practice of primary eye care among primary health care workers known as community health extension workers in Funtua district of Nigeria.

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Community Effectiveness of Copepods for Dengue Vector Control: Systematic Review*

Objective Vector control remains the only available method for primary prevention of dengue.

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Risk of infection and disease with Mycobacterium tuberculosis among children identified through…

Objective To identify characteristics of the child contact, index case or environment that are associated with infection or tuberculosis in child contacts in an urban community in Indonesia.

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Adverse Drug Reaction reports for cardiometabolic drugs from sub-Saharan Africa: A study in…

Objective Identifying key features of cardiometabolic ADR reports in sub Saharan Africa (SSA) compared with reports from the rest of the world (RoW).

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Contemporary and emerging strategies for eliminating human African trypanosomiasis due to…

Objectives To review current and emerging tools for Gambiense HAT control and elimination, and propose strategies that integrate these tools with epidemiological evidence.

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Association between recent internal travel and malaria in Ugandan highland and highland fringe…

Objective To examine the association between travel (recency of travel, transmission intensity at destination compared to origin and duration of travel) and confirmed malaria in Uganda.

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High prevalence of common respiratory viruses and no evidence of Middle East Respiratory…

Objective The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) emerged in 2012 on the Arabian Peninsula and has caused severe respiratory disease with more than 800 laboratory-confirmed cases.

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Challenges to delivery of isoniazid preventive therapy in a cohort of children exposed to…

Objectives To evaluate the number and geographic location of children aged <5 years exposed to sputum smear-positive tuberculosis in Timor-Leste, to determine the proportion evaluated for IPT, and to review the programmatic challenges present in delivering IPT to this cohort.

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Household-Level Risk Factors for Influenza among Young Children in Dhaka, Bangladesh: A…

Objectives To identify household-level factors associated with influenza among young children in a crowded community in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Mass vaccination of dogs, control of canine populations and post-exposure vaccination -…

Rabies is an unmitigated tragedy, particularly affecting children in some of the world’s poorest tropical nations.

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Factors associated with delivery outside a health facility: cross-sectional study in rural…

Objective To identify factors associated with delivery outside a health facility in rural Malawi.

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