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Advancing digital methods in the fight against communicable diseases

Guillaume Chabot-Couture, Vincent Y. Seaman, Jay Wenger, Bruno Moonen and Alan Magill.

in International Health

March 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 1709 words.

Important advances are being made in the fight against communicable diseases by using new digital tools. While they can be a challenge to deploy at-scale, GPS-enabled smartphones,...

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Africa in transition: the case of malaria

Kevin Marsh.

in International Health

May 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 1166 words.

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Age-targeted HIV treatment and primary prevention as a ‘ring fence’ to efficiently interrupt the age patterns of transmission in generalized epidemic settings in South Africa

Anna Bershteyn, Daniel J. Klein and Philip A. Eckhoff.

in International Health

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 5310 words.

Background

Generalized HIV epidemics propagate to future generations according to the age patterns of transmission. We hypothesized that future generations...

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Albinism in Africa: a medical and social emergency

Murray H. Brilliant.

in International Health

July 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 1494 words.

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Antimalarial mass drug administration: ethical considerations

Phaik Yeong Cheah and Nicholas J White.

in International Health

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 3155 words.

Falciparum malaria is a major cause of death and illness in tropical countries, particularly in childhood. In endemic countries, a significant proportion of the community is infected with...

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Appointment systems are essential for improving chronic disease care in resource-poor settings: learning from experiences with HIV patients in Africa

John C. Chalker, Anita K. Wagner, Göran Tomson, Keith Johnson, Rolf Wahlström and Dennis Ross-Degnan.

in International Health

September 2013; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 1442 words.

Lessons learned from treating patients with HIV infection can inform care systems for other chronic conditions. For antiretroviral treatment, attending appointments on time correlates with...

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Approaches to individual health needs assessment

Vari Drennan and Claire Goodman.

in Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Nursing Studies; Community Medical Services. 4695 words.

Systematic assessment of need is one of the core skills of primary care and community nurses. It has the potential to substantially affect a person’s quality of life, the care that they...

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Are school-level factors associated with primary school students' experience of physical violence from school staff in Uganda?

Louise Knight, Janet Nakuti, Elizabeth Allen, Katherine R. Gannett, Dipak Naker and Karen M. Devries.

in International Health

January 2016; p ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 5696 words.

Background

The nature and structure of the school environment has the potential to shape children's health and well being. Few studies have explored the...

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Artemisinin-based combination therapy in the treatment of uncomplicated malaria: review of recent regulatory experience at the European Medicines Agency

Eric Pelfrene, Marie-Hélène Pinheiro and Marco Cavaleri.

in International Health

July 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 5520 words.

Malaria remains a major public health challenge with almost half of the world's population exposed to the risk of contracting the illness. Prompt, effective and well tolerated treatment...

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Assessment of current practices in management of childhood TB among frontline clinicians in Southern Nigeria

Joseph N. Chukwu, Kingsley N. Ukwaja, Ngozi Ekeke, Charles C. Nwafor, Anthony O. Meka, Nelson O. Madichie, Moses C. Anyim, Chidubem Ogbudebe, Julie Adegbesan, Joy Ikebudu and Daniel C. Oshi.

in International Health

July 2016; p ublished online July 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Community Medical Services. 5040 words.

Background

Poor competence of clinicians may be a critical factor responsible for the under-diagnosis of childhood TB in high-burden settings. Our objective...

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