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Magnitude and risk factors of non-communicable diseases among people living with HIV in Tanzania: a cross sectional study from Mbeya and Dar es Salaam regions
BackgroundHIV and Non communicable diseases (NCDs) are major problem of public health importance in developing countries. This study was conducted to explore and establish information on theExpand
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Trends in chloroquine resistance marker, Pfcrt-K76T mutation ten years after chloroquine withdrawal in Tanzania
BackgroundPlasmodium falciparum resistance to anti-malarial drugs remains a major obstacle to the control of malaria. In 2001 Tanzania replaced chloroquine (CQ) with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP)Expand
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High levels of sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine resistance Pfdhfr-Pfdhps quintuple mutations: a cross sectional survey of six regions in Tanzania
BackgroundIn 2006, the first-line anti-malarial drug treatment in Tanzania was changed from sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) to artemether-lumefantrine (ALu), an artemisinin-based combination (ACT),Expand
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Surveillance of artemether-lumefantrine associated Plasmodium falciparum multidrug resistance protein-1 gene polymorphisms in Tanzania
BackgroundResistance to anti-malarials is a major public health problem worldwide. After deployment of artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) there have been reports of reduced sensitivity toExpand
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Clients' satisfaction with services for prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Dodoma Rural district.
OBJECTIVE The study was conducted to assess clients' satisfaction with PMTCT services on privacy, waiting time and counselling in PMTCT of HIV /AIDS in Dodoma Rural district. METHODS A crossExpand
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Esperanza Window Traps for the collection of anthropophilic blackflies (Diptera: Simuliidae) in Uganda and Tanzania
There is an increasing need to evaluate the impact of chemotherapeutic and vector-based interventions as onchocerciasis affected countries work towards eliminating the disease. The Esperanza WindowExpand
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Prevalence and Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome among Individuals Living with HIV and Receiving Antiretroviral Treatment in Tanzania
Aim: To estimate the prevalence and risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) among HIV positive patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Tanzania. Study Design: A cross sectional study wasExpand
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The blackfly vectors and transmission of Onchocerca volvulus in Mahenge, south eastern Tanzania.
The Mahenge Mountains onchocerciasis focus in south eastern Tanzania was historically one of the most heavily infected areas in the country. The vectors of Onchocerca volvulus are mainly SimuliumExpand
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Onchocerciasis situation in the Tukuyu focus of southwest Tanzania after ten years of ivermectin mass treatment.
A purposive cross-sectional epidemiological study was conducted in the Tukuyu Onchocerciasis focus in south-western Tanzania in 2004, ten years after launching the ivermectin mass treatmentExpand
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Investigations into the isolation of the Tukuyu focus of onchocerciasis (Tanzania) from S. damnosum s.l. vector re-invasion.
As part of the feasibility study for an onchocerciasis vector elimination project we investigated the isolation of the Tukuyu focus in Tanzania from possible vector re-invasion. This was achieved byExpand
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