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A systematic review of factors that shape implementation of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis in sub-Saharan Africa
BackgroundUnderstanding factors surrounding the implementation process of mass drug administration for lymphatic filariasis (MDA for LF) elimination programmes is critical for successfulExpand
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Uptake of intermittent preventive treatment for malaria during pregnancy with Sulphadoxine-Pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) among postpartum women in Zomba District, Malawi: a cross-sectional study
BackgroundMalaria in pregnancy causes adverse birth outcomes. Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is recommended as aExpand
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Treatment-seeking behaviour for childhood fever among caretakers of Chivuna and Magoye rural communities of Mazabuka District, Zambia: a longitudinal study
BackgroundTreatment-seeking for childhood fever among caretakers in most rural parts of African region is still a major challenge. The aim of this study was to determine the treatment seekingExpand
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Genomic research in Zambia: confronting the ethics, policy and regulatory frontiers in the 21st Century
Genomic research has the potential to increase knowledge in health sciences, but the process has to ensure the safety, integrity and well-being of research participants. A legal framework for theExpand
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Survival of people on antiretroviral treatment in Zambia: a retrospective cohort analysis of HIV clients on ART
Introduction Provision of free anti-retroviral therapy in Zambia started in June 2004. There were only 15,000 people on treatment as at December that year, mainly due to lack of access. This numberExpand
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The Prevalence of Tuberculosis in Zambia: Results from the First National TB Prevalence Survey, 2013–2014
Background Tuberculosis in Zambia is a major public health problem, however the country does not have reliable baseline data on the TB prevalence for impact measurement; therefore it was among theExpand
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Safety of Daily Co-Trimoxazole in Pregnancy in an Area of Changing Malaria Epidemiology: A Phase 3b Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial
Introduction Antibiotic therapy during pregnancy may be beneficial and impacts positively on the reduction of adverse pregnancy outcomes. No studies have been done so far on the effects of dailyExpand
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Missed opportunities for screening child contacts of smear-positive tuberculosis in Zambia, a high-prevalence setting.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether contact screening recommendations for child household contacts of adult smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) cases were implemented in Lusaka, Zambia. METHODS AExpand
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A survey to assess the extent of public-private mix DOTS in the management of tuberculosis in Zambia
Background Involving all relevant healthcare providers in tuberculosis (TB) management through public-private mix (PPM) approaches is a vital element in the World Health Organization's (WHO) Stop TBExpand
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Towards a framework for analyzing determinants of performance of community health workers in malaria prevention and control: a systematic review
BackgroundCommunity health workers (CHWs) are an important human resource in improving coverage of and success to interventions aimed at reducing malaria incidence. Evidence suggests that theExpand
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