Anupam Garrib

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Many countries in Africa are planning to provide highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) to millions of people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome. This will be a highly complex therapy programme. Physician-based models of care adapted from industrialized countries will not succeed in providing treatment to the majority of those who need it in(More)
BACKGROUND Since reliable health information is essential for the planning and management of health services, we investigated the functioning of the District Health Information System (DHIS) in 10 rural clinics. DESIGN AND SUBJECTS Semi-structured key informant interviews were conducted with clinic managers, supervisors and district information staff.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine child mortality rates in a rural area of South Africa with high HIV prevalence. METHODS A community-based survey was conducted between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2002 on deaths in children under the age of 15 years. Children were followed up through four monthly home visits. Cause of death was ascertained by verbal autopsy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate injury mortality rates in a rural population in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and to identify socio-demographic risk factors associated with adult injury-related deaths. METHODS The study used population-based mortality data collected by a demographic surveillance system on all resident and non-resident members of 11,000 households.(More)
There is increasing demand for health information to inform policies, priority setting, resource allocation, monitoring of the impact of health programmes, and progress towards goals. 1,2 Managing a health system requires various types of information from a variety of sources. Data collection within the health system includes disease surveillance, facility(More)
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