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This article describes the initial period (1994–2001) of an ongoing action research project to develop health information systems to support district management in South Africa. The reconstruction of the health sector in postapartheid South Africa striving for equity in health service delivery and building of a decentralized structure based on health(More)
Four patients with severe malabsorption syndrome precipitated by gastric surgery are described. The clinical features were diarrhea, steatorrhea, and a dramatic weight loss promptly following surgery. Laboratory determinations were consistent with malabsorption syndrome. Small intestinal mucosal biopsy demonstrated villous atrophy and inflammatory cell(More)
BACKGROUND Due to intensified measles immunization efforts, measles mortality has decreased substantially worldwide, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated a 92% decrease in measles-related deaths in the WHO AFRO region for the period 2000-2008. Recently, the AFRO region established a measles pre-elimination(More)