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Investigating the Health Information System Implementation Process in Senegal: Challenges & Opportunities
This thesis describes the Senegalese National Health Information System and lays out its implementation process. The main objectives of the research are: to investigate and analyse the specific...
Association of adult stature with diabetes and high blood pressure in middle-aged Mexican women
Evidence from industrialized countries, suggests that stature may be inversely associated with cardiometabolic risk factors and disease in women. However, etiology and applicability of this...
Counselling on newborn danger signs in low- and middle-income countries: a literature review
Newborn mortality is a priority public health topic. Many newborn deaths occur at household level and would be preventable if care was sought in time. Counselling caretakers about danger signs that...
Is Ferroportin Q248H polymorphism protective against clinical manifestations of Malaria during pregnancy?
Malaria remains a global health problem with the main burden in sub-Saharan Africa. Pregnant women represent a particular risk group with increased susceptibility and clinical manifestation of the...
Trauma related Mental Health Problems Among National Humanitarian Staff: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Working in humanitarian crisis situations is dangerous. National humanitarian staff in particular face the risk of primary and secondary trauma exposure, which can lead to mental disorder. Despite...
Essential information needed for a comprehensive prison health assessment
This thesis provides an analysis of prison health systems and gives a prospective methodology for prison health assessments. The thesis draws attention to the fact that prison populations worldwide...
Determining the Effectiveness of the Pneumonia Case Management using the IMCI classification among hospitalized Malawian children: a secondary data analysis
Pneumonia continues to claim the lives of children in the African region. Interventions that address this problem have been made to reduce mortalities from this disease. This study sought to find the...
Maasai Butterfat Fed Babies, A Pilot Qualitative Study of the Infant Supplemental Feeding Practices and Beliefs of the Maasai Living in the Longido District of Tanzania.
This study was undertaken to investigate the infant feeding practices and beliefs of the Maasai living in rural Northern Tanzania. The fact that butterfat is fed to the babies is common knowledge...
Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak in Isiro, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2012: Signs and Symptoms, Management and Outcomes
Data collected during the 2012 Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were analysed for clinical signs, symptoms and case fatality of EVD caused by Bundibugyo...
The impact of globalization on health care delivery : an analysis of health worker migration from Southern Africa
Southern Africa accounts for up to 33 percent of the global disease burden but relies on only 2.8 percent of the world health workforce. At the same time, the number of migrant health workers...
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