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Physical Illness among Psychiatric Patients: a Cross Sectional Study in Banda Aceh Psychiatric Hospital, Indonesia
The prevalence of physical illness among psychiatric patients is high. The people with a mental problem die approximately 20 years younger due to their physical illness (Koranyi & Potoczny 1992), and...
Provider-related factors influencing IUD insertion by trained midwives in Cambodia
Since 2005, training in IUD (intra-uterine device) insertion has been provided to 557 midwives in 283 health centers (HCs) with the support of the German Development Bank KfW in all Cambodian...
An Interrupted Time-Series Study to Determine Whether Health Centre Intrapartum Care Contributes to Stillbirth, Maternal and Neonatal Mortality Reduction in Leyte Gulf and Golden Harvest Inter-Local Health Zones in Leyte Province, the Philippines
The MDGs are expected to achieve in 2 years and many studies were carried out for the purpose. The recent studies showed the significance of stillbirths to the MDG4&5 indicators owing to its...
A critical analysis of HIV/AIDS policy development in South Africa from 1990-2012 How do South African policies reflect respective WHO recommendations? Using availability of antiretroviral treatment (ART) and ART coverage as an indicator of improvement
South Africa lies in the epicentre of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and carries one sixth of the worldwide HIV/AIDS burden, equaling 5.6 million infected South Africans in 2011. Since the emergence of...
“It is me who eats, to nourish him”: A mixed methods study of breastfeeding in post-earthquake Haiti
In Haiti, initiation of breastfeeding is high, but early mixed feeding is the norm. In a situation of crisis, mothers´ worries about insufficiency of breast milk, disruption of social networks and...
Delay in visceral leishmaniasis reporting as an obstacle to timely response actions: Comparison of VL reporting systems in Nepal and India
For the elimination of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) in the Indian subcontinent it is essential to evaluate and fully understand today’s actual burden of the disease in endemic countries such as Nepal...
PAPUCO - the Pan African Pulmonary hypertension Cohort study: Preliminary data analysis after one year of recruitment
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) and consecutive right heart failure (RHF) is a "not-so-rare" form of heart disease of multiple aetiologies in Africa. PH is a devastating, progressive disease, with...
Overcoming barriers to access vesico-vaginal fistula repair. A qualitative study from Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania.
In the Kilimanjaro Region in northern Tanzania, the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) is the major referral hospital. It provides fistula surgery free of charge and has capacity to scale up...
Could HIV self-testing increase HIV counselling and testing uptake among South African youth? - A literature review on acceptability of HIV self-testing
The author performed a literature review on acceptability of HST among at-risk groups and included studies, in which HST has been provided to study participants and an acceptability rate has been...
Sociocultural, Infrastructural and Political Determinants surrounding Severe Maternal Morbidity: The case of Severe Acute Maternal Morbidity and Obstetric Fistula in Kasese district, Western Uganda
This study is to explore the underlying sociocultural, infrastructural and political factors contributing to severe maternal morbidity in Western Uganda by understanding the experiences of...
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