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Measurement of trends in childhood malaria mortality in Africa: an assessment of progress toward targets based on verbal autopsy.
Reduction of deaths associated with malaria in children is a primary goal of malaria control programmes in Africa, but there has been little discussion about how changes in mortality will beExpand
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Initial evidence of reduction of malaria cases and deaths in Rwanda and Ethiopia due to rapid scale-up of malaria prevention and treatment
BackgroundAn increasing number of malaria-endemic African countries are rapidly scaling up malaria prevention and treatment. To have an initial estimate of the impact of these efforts, time trends inExpand
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Pediatric mortality in Africa: plasmodium falciparum malaria as a cause or risk?
The disability adjusted life year (DALY) approach of defining cause-specific health burdens is becoming the benchmark for international disease control prioritization. For malaria, this categoricalExpand
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The burden of malaria mortality among African children in the year 2000.
BACKGROUND Although malaria is a leading cause of child deaths, few well-documented estimates of its direct and indirect burden exist. Our objective was to estimate the number of deaths directlyExpand
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Determinants of the impact of sexually transmitted infection treatment on prevention of HIV infection: a synthesis of evidence from the Mwanza, Rakai, and Masaka intervention trials.
Community-randomized trials in Mwanza, Tanzania, and Rakai and Masaka, Uganda, suggested that population characteristics were an important determinant of the impact of sexually transmitted infectionExpand
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Expanding ART for Treatment and Prevention of HIV in South Africa: Estimated Cost and Cost-Effectiveness 2011-2050
Background Antiretroviral Treatment (ART) significantly reduces HIV transmission. We conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis of the impact of expanded ART in South Africa. Methods We model a bestExpand
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Model-based evaluation of single-round mass treatment of sexually transmitted diseases for HIV control in a rural African population
Objectives:To compare the impact of single-round mass treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STD), sustained syndromic treatment and their combination on the incidence of HIV in rural Africa.Expand
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Impact of malaria control on childhood anaemia in Africa – a quantitative review
Objective  To review the impact of malaria control on haemoglobin (Hb) distributions and anaemia prevalences in children under 5 in malaria‐endemic Africa.
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Can Population Differences Explain the Contrasting Results of the Mwanza, Rakai, and Masaka HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease Intervention Trials?: A Modeling Study
Objective:To determine whether population differences can explain the contrasting impacts on HIV observed in the Mwanza trial of sexually transmitted disease (STD) syndromic treatment (ST), the RakaiExpand
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