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Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening and Associated Factors among Women in Rural Uganda: A Cross Sectional Study
TLDR
The prevalence of cervical cancer screening is very low in rural Uganda and interventions to increase uptake should be implemented so as to improve access to the service in rural areas. Expand
Women’s knowledge and attitudes towards cervical cancer prevention: a cross sectional study in Eastern Uganda
TLDR
Although general knowledge about cervical cancer prevention was relatively high among women, and attitudes mostly encouraging, specific knowledge about screening was low and there is need for more education campaigns to bridge identified knowledge gaps, and scale up of cervical cancer screening services to all women to increase service uptake. Expand
The impact of an mHealth monitoring system on health care utilization by mothers and children: an evaluation using routine health information in Rwanda
TLDR
It is found that the implementation of the RapidSMS system combined with additional support including training, supervision and equipment provision increased the use of maternal and child health services, which suggests that mHealth programmes alone may be insufficient to improve theUse of health services. Expand
Assessing the perspectives of users and beneficiaries of a community health worker mHealth tracking system for mothers and children in Rwanda
TLDR
Perceptions of healthcare officials and beneficiaries regarding RapidSMS Rwanda suggest that an mHealth program can be well accepted by both policymakers, health providers, and the community and significant technical challenges have likely reduced its impact. Expand
Improvement of hand hygiene compliance among health professional staff of Neonatology Department in Nyamata Hospital
Purpose The purpose of this study is to improve the hand hygiene compliance in a hospital in Rwanda. Hand hygiene is a fundamental routine practice that can greatly reduce risk ofExpand
Before and after implementation of group antenatal care in Rwanda: a qualitative study of women’s experiences
TLDR
If the model requires the addition of human resources at the health center, intensive reminder communications, and large-scale community outreach to benefit the largest number of pregnant and postnatal mothers, those additional resources required must be factored into any future decision to scale a group care model. Expand
Postnatal care in Rwanda: facilitators and barriers to postnatal care attendance and recommendations to improve participation
Background Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rates of neonatal mortality in the world with an estimated 1.2 million deaths within the first 28 days of life. Postnatal care (PNC) can contribute toExpand
Model fidelity of group antenatal and postnatal care: a process analysis of the first implementation of this innovative service model by the Preterm Birth Initiative-Rwanda
TLDR
This process analysis aimed to understand the degree of fidelity with which the group antenatal care model was implemented during the trial period in Rwanda and recommended both the continued participation of expert observers at new and existing group care sites and ongoing self-assessment by group care facilitators. Expand
Creating a Cleaner Informing System to Increase the Percentage of Clean Beds in the Post Cesarean Ward at Nyagatare Hospital, Rwanda
Hospital beds are one of the most frequently used non-invasive equipment in the clinical area and have a high risk of transmitting hospital acquired infections. However, they are usually not cleanedExpand