Heather E. Lanthorn

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BACKGROUND Low rates of adherence to artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) regimens increase the risk of treatment failure and may lead to drug resistance, threatening the sustainability of current anti-malarial efforts. We assessed the impact of text message reminders on adherence to ACT regimens. METHODS Health workers at hospitals, clinics,(More)
OBJECTIVES Several cross-sectional studies have reported on the prevalence of diabetes in India. However, there are virtually no longitudinal population-based studies on the incidence of diabetes from India. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of diabetes and prediabetes in an urban south Indian population. METHODS The Chennai Urban(More)
OBJECTIVE The Prevention Awareness Counselling Evaluation (PACE) Diabetes Project is a large scale community based project carried out to increase awareness of diabetes and its complications in Chennai city (population: 4.7 million) through 1) public education 2) media campaigns 3) general practitioner training 4) blood sugar screening and 5) community(More)
On Nov 15, the Board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria announced its verdict on the question of whether to “expand, accelerate, terminate or suspend” the Aff ordable Medicines Facility— malaria (AMFm): AMFm would be “integrated” into the existing grant proposal process. This strategy, at face value, is no diff erent from what the(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To determine the effectiveness of a large scale multipronged diabetes awareness program provided through community involvement in Chennai. MATERIAL AND METHODS Mass awareness and free screening camps were conducted between 2004-2007 at various locations of Chennai as part of the Prevention, Awareness, Counselling and Evaluation [PACE](More)
As per the World Health Organization's global noncommunicable disease (NCD) strategy, data on health perceptions and behaviours are critical to designing and tailoring interventions to slow rising NCD prevalence and the toll on public health and economic well-being. Intervention planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation require understanding the(More)
Objectives: Several cross-sectional studies have reported on the prevalence of diabetes in India. However, there are virtually no longitudinal population-based studies on the incidence of diabetes from India. The aim of the study was to determine the incidence of diabetes and prediabetes in an urban south Indian population. Methods: The Chennai Urban(More)
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