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An analysis of current practices and future priorities The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the World Health Organization concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation(More)
Vanuatu, an archipelago country in Western Pacific harbouring low Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria transmission, has been implementing a malaria case management policy, recommending parasitological testing of patients with fever and anti-malarial treatment for test-positive only patients. A health facility survey to evaluate the health(More)
Report of 11 cases of rheumatoid arthritis observed in Malagasy. Frequently, a single joint is concerned at the on-set period and this may raise some questions to differetiate rheumatic fever, gout and osteo-articular tuberculosis, as these three diseases are of high and almost equivalent frequency in the country. Clinical, biological and radiological(More)
BACKGROUND As part of efforts to eliminate malaria, Vanuatu has piloted the implementation of enhanced malaria surveillance and response strategies since 2011. This involves passive case detection (PCD) in health facilities, proactive case detection (Pro-ACD) and reactive case detection (Re-ACD) in communities using malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs).(More)
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