Afework Hailemariam

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We assessed malaria infection in relation to age, altitude, rainfall, socio-economic factors and coverage of control measures in a representative sample of 11437 people in Amhara, Oromia and SNNP regions of Ethiopia in December 2006-January 2007. Surveys were conducted in 224 randomly selected clusters of 25 households (overall sample of 27884 people in(More)
We assessed the clinical and parasitological efficacy of six-dose regimen of artemether-lumefantrine (AL) (Coartem) for treating uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria three years after its introduction into Ethiopia. A total of 102 patients (mean age: 15.7 years; age range: 1-50 years) were enrolled in the study and followed-up for 28 days based on WHO(More)
Ethiopia is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, endemic for many neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The Ministry of Health is successfully controlling onchocerciasis through community-directed treatment with ivermectin and has implemented health system changes that would allow extension of integrated NTD control to(More)
BACKGROUND The estimate of the number of people chewing Khat globally ranges from 5 to 10 million people. Its use may result in a variety of effects due to the different compounds in it with effects on the gastro-intestinal system and nervous system being the principal ones. AIM To assess the prevalence, factors, and effects of Khat chewing among students(More)
Robert D. Newman, Afework Hailemariam, Daddi Jimma, Abera Degifie, Daniel Kebede, Aafje E. C. Rietveld, Bernard L. Nahlen, John W. Barnwell, Richard W. Steketee, and Monica E. Parise Malaria Epidemiology and Biology and Diagnostics Branches, Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, and Epidemic Intelligence Service,(More)
This analysis of household size in Ethiopia during 1965-84 indicates that conditions did not have the same effect on rural and urban areas at the regional level. Household size fluctuated during the study period. Analysis of variance of household size in 1964 and 1984 among urban and rural areas indicates that overall variation in household size was(More)
It is argued that some of the determinants of high fertility in Ethiopia are early marriage and childbearing, the level of sterility, infant and child mortality, low contraceptive knowledge, the high economic value of children for subsistence agriculture, and the low status of women. The statistical analysis of fertility determinants in Ethiopia is limited(More)
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