Learn More
In 2009, the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and Médecins sans Frontières Brussels-Luxembourg (MSF) began developing an outcome-oriented model for operational research training. In January 2013, The Union and MSF joined with the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) at the World Health(More)
SETTING The Black Lion Referral Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE To document indications for admission, complications and outcomes of patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) admitted between 2010 and 2013. DESIGN A descriptive retrospective study using medical files. RESULTS Of 8048 admissions, 523 (6.5%) had DM; of these, 418 medical records(More)
The words 'defaulter', 'suspect' and 'control' have been part of the language of tuberculosis (TB) services for many decades, and they continue to be used in international guidelines and in published literature. From a patient perspective, it is our opinion that these terms are at best inappropriate, coercive and disempowering, and at worst they could be(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the acceptability of a ready-to-use therapeutic food (Plumpy'nut(®) [PPN]) among 1) care givers of malnourished children and 2) community health workers (CHWs) at a nutrition rehabilitation centre in an urban slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. METHODS This was a cross-sectional semi-structured questionnaire survey conducted between April and(More)
Open-access journal publications aim to ensure that new knowledge is widely disseminated and made freely accessible in a timely manner so that it can be used to improve people's health, particularly those in low- and middle-income countries. In this paper, we briefly explain the differences between closed- and open-access journals, including the evolving(More)
SETTING The emergency department (ED) of Zewditu Memorial Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. OBJECTIVE To document the proportion, trend, characteristics and outcomes of road traffic injury (RTI) related ED admissions (⩾15 years) between 2014 and 2015. DESIGN A retrospective, cross-sectional study using routinely collected ED data. RESULTS Of 10 007 ED(More)
SETTING All children admitted to two nutritional rehabilitation centres (NRCs) during 2011-2012 in Madhya Pradesh, India. OBJECTIVE To determine 1) adherence to in-patient care and follow-up visits, 2) attainment and maintenance of target weight gain, and 3) association with the children's demographic characteristics. DESIGN A retrospective record(More)
SETTING Patients with chronic non-communicable diseases attending a primary health care centre, Lilongwe, Malawi. OBJECTIVE Using an electronic medical record monitoring system, to describe the quarterly and cumulative disease burden, management and outcomes of patients registered between March 2014 and June 2015. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. (More)
SETTING Kamrangirchar slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh. OBJECTIVE During nutritional surveys and in circumstances when it is difficult to ascertain children's age, length/height cut-offs are used as proxy for age to sample children aged 6-59 months. In a context of prevalent stunting, using data from primary health care centres where age and height parameters were(More)