Jane E. Begala

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A 4-month prospective medical records review was done to investigate the occurrence of central venous catheter-related infections. Nineteen percent of the patients developed a catheter-related infection, either local infection at the insertion site (8.9%) or septicemia (10.0%). There were 7.5 catheter-related infections per 1000 catheter-use days. The(More)
Objectives: To measure levels and types of effort for national maternal and neonatal health programs in 55 developing countries, in 2002, as a replication of a 1999 study. Methods: Thirteen components of program effort were covered, based on 81 items in questionnaires completed by 10–25 expert respondents in each country. Results: With 100% representing(More)
Except for the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, we lack data on HIV/AIDS financial flows. LAC strategic planners have the database they need to plan for future requirements, to set priorities between prevention, care, and treatment, and to focus resources on the poor and key groups that can change the direction of this mounting crisis. Proponents(More)
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