Dukpa Wangchuk

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BACKGROUND A World Health Organization (WHO) package of essential noncommunicable (PEN) disease interventions was piloted in two districts of Bhutan by non-physician health workers. They conducted risk assessment among patients aged over 40 years who visited the outpatient department of health institutions. Blood glucose was also measured among those who(More)
SETTING All hospitals and health centres under the National Tuberculosis Control Programme (NTCP) in Bhutan. OBJECTIVE To describe the number and proportion of childhood tuberculosis (TB) cases registered under the NTCP in 2010, their demographic and clinical characteristics and any associations with treatment outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study(More)
SETTING All tuberculosis (TB) registration sites in Bhutan. DESIGN Cross-sectional study involving a retrospective review of TB registers and TB treatment cards. OBJECTIVES To determine: 1) the number and proportion of all TB cases registered as extra-pulmonary TB (EPTB) from 2001 to 2010, 2) the age and sex of the patients and the categories and types(More)
children are at higher risk of developing TB after infection and of developing severe forms of TB.9,10,13 Treatment outcomes vary. In one study from Malawi, treatment outcomes among children with TB were found to be poor,14 while studies from India showed high treatment success rates among children.15,16 Although there are no representative data on the(More)
SETTING Two free-standing urban human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) testing and counselling (HCT) centres in Bhutan offering services to the general population and targeting the most at-risk populations (MARPs). OBJECTIVES To assess the trend in testing for HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis in both the general population and MARPs, and to determine if(More)
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