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Filovirus haemorrhagic fever : a comparison between supportive treatment regims provided in Western medical settings and resource-poor outbreak settings in sub-Saharan Africa
Marburg and Ebola viruses cause severe haemorrhagic fever with a case fatality rate reaching 90%. Usually outbreaks occur in sub-Saharan countries, but occasionally import cases to Western countries...
Participatory appraisal of the illness experiences and health needs of families affected by sickle cell disorders in Benin
Participatory appraisal of the illness experiences and health needs of families affected by Sickle cell Disorders in binin: Qualitative interview study.
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in Manila, Philippines: effect of treatment interruptions on treatment outcomes: factors leading to treatment interruptions and default
Adherence to and completion of the full course of MDR-TB treatment under direct observation are important to enhance successful treatment outcomes as well as to avoid amplification and spread of...
Quality assessment of the safe motherhood programme in rural Tanzania : the case of Rufiji District
The reduction of maternal mortality ratio by three quarter by 2015 is formulated in the fifth millennium development Goal. In spite of the safe motherhood initiative that goal shows the least...
An evaluation of the community-based health promotion programme of the Swiss Red Cross in Shigatse (Tibet)
In November 2006, the Swiss Red Cross (SRC) conducted a survey on the health knowledge,attitudes and practice (KAP) among village women in The Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet/China. The aim of the survey...
The determinants of satisfaction for quality of services offered at selected TB dots units in an urban setting in the Philippines
The Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) Units were established in the Philippines in the mid-1990ís as a strategy towards tuberculosis control and eventual elimination. However, despite...
Knowledge, perceptions of and attitudes towards cardiovascular disease risk factors among multi-ethnic urban Malaysians
The objective of this study is to understand patients' health beliefs, knowledge and perception of -in particular modifiable- cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to help in the planning of CVD...
Promotion of point-of-use water treatment at primary school level by use of flocculant disinfectant
According to KDHS 2008, less than 45% Kenyan households use at least 1 water treatment method for their drinking water. Preferred water treatment methods by many households is boiling in 29%...
HIV/AIDS vulnerability in most at risk populations in Sylhet City, Bangladesh
Bangladesh is still assessed a low prevalence country for HIV/AIDS with the potential of a rapid spread of the disease as the infection rate is rising rapidly among IDU, implicating the danger of an...
What are the bottlenecks of access to highly active antiretroviral therapy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? : the example of Kisantu, a semi-rural health zone in Bas-Congo province
Despite the availability of large funds and considerable efforts to improve access to HAART (Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy), coverage of treatment with HAART remains low in DRC. We identified...
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