Jaran Eriksen

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Two years after the introduction of provider-initiated, opt-out HIV counselling and testing during antenatal care (ANC) in Uganda, HIV testing uptake is still low. This study was carried out to explore pregnant women's experiences of, and views on, the policies for opt-out, and couple HIV testing, and to understand how the policy implementation could be(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the diffusion of the change of first line antimalarial drug from chloroquine (CQ) to sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP) at household level in a rural district of Tanzania less than a year after the policy implementation. METHODS Caretakers in 729 households were interviewed on knowledge of the new policy, home stocking of antimalarials,(More)
OBJECTIVE To study case management of malaria in children under 5 years of age at primary health care facilities in Kibaha district, Tanzania and to evaluate the accuracy of self-reported mothers'/guardians' information on chloroquine use in children. METHOD A random sample of 652 mothers/guardians with sick children under 5 years of age attending 10(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the quality of malaria case management of underfives at health facilities in a rural district, 2 years after the Tanzanian malaria treatment policy change in 2001. METHODS Consultations of 117 sick underfives by 12 health workers at 8 health facilities in Mkuranga District, Tanzania were observed using checklists for history taking,(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the correlation between CYP3A5 genotype and quinine 3-hydroxylation in black Tanzanian and Swedish Caucasians as well as to investigate the interethnic differences in CYP3A activity between the two populations. METHODS Tanzanian (n=144) and Swedish (n=136) healthy study participants were given a single oral 250 mg dose of quinine(More)
BACKGROUND While there is a need for good quality care for patients with serious reversible disease in all countries in the world, Emergency and Critical Care tends to be one of the weakest parts of health systems in low-income countries. We assessed the structure and availability of resources for Emergency and Critical Care in Tanzania in order to identify(More)
BACKGROUND In July 2008 a case of smear-positive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in a white UK-born nursery teacher was notified in London. The case had been symptomatic for 9 months while working in the nursery. The outbreak is described and the protective effect of BCG vaccination against latent Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection as measured by an(More)
BACKGROUND Malaria infections are a major public health problem in Africa and prompt treatment is one way of controlling the disease and saving lives. METHODS This cluster-randomised controlled community intervention conducted in 2003-2005 aimed at improving early malaria case management in under five children. Health workers were trained to train(More)
According to the World Health Organisation, a country's morphine consumption is an important indicator of progress in cancer pain relief. Due to its very high opioid consumption, Denmark is often pointed out as a country worthy of imitation. The aim of the present study was to analyse Danish opioid consumption in order to elucidate the usage pattern and to(More)
OBJECTIVES To present the 'Wise List' (a formulary of essential medicines for primary and specialised care in Stockholm Healthcare Region) and assess adherence to the recommendations over a 15-year period. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of all prescription data in the Stockholm Healthcare Region between 2000 and 2015 in relation to the Wise List(More)