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Among 1913 women in Karnataka State, South India, 37.74% had married a relative (a consanguineous union), 60.79% were non-consanguineously married, and 1.46% did not know whether they had married a relative. Mean number of living offspring for consanguineously married women who had completed their reproduction was 3.89, and for the non-consanguineous 4.07.(More)
This study examines the core components of children's basic security and well-being in order to examine issues central to improving child protection in Rwanda. Sources of data included 15 focus groups with adults, 7 focus groups with children ages 10-17, and 11 key informant interviews with child protection stakeholders, including representatives from(More)
The 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone was the worst in history with over 28,000 cases and 11,000 deaths. Here we examine the psychosocial consequences of the epidemic. Ebola is a traumatic illness both in terms of symptom severity and mortality rates. Those affected are likely to experience psychological effects due to the(More)
PURPOSE Mental disorders are among the largest contributors to the global burden of disease. Since the cessation of the Sierra Leonean civil war in 2002, there have been few mental health resources available for war-affected youth. Co-occurring psychological problems are commonly reported by youth in the post-conflict setting, suggesting a need for(More)
BACKGROUND Mental health advocacy groups are an effective way of pushing the mental health agenda and putting pressure on national governments to observe the right to health; however, there is limited research that highlights best practices for such groups in low-resource settings. In an effort to improve the scaling up of mental health in Sierra Leone,(More)
OBJECTIVE To measure the benefits to household caregivers of a psychotherapeutic intervention for adolescents and young adults living in a war-affected area. METHODS Between July 2012 and July 2013, we carried out a randomized controlled trial of the Youth Readiness Intervention--a cognitive-behavioural intervention for war-affected young people who(More)
Setting: Sixty-eight primary health facilities, Koinadugu District, rural Sierra Leone. Objectives: Sierra Leone, a country with one of the highest burdens of malaria, was severely affected by the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak. In under-five children, we compared trends in the completeness of malaria reports sent to the district office during the(More)
Setting: The 82 public health facilities of rural Kailahun District, Sierra Leone. Objective: The 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak in Sierra Leone led the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and stakeholders to set minimum standards of staffing (medical/non-medical) for a basic package of essential health services (BPEHS). No district-level information(More)
BACKGROUND One billion children live in war-affected regions of the world. We conducted the first cost-effectiveness analysis of an intervention for war-affected youth in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as a broader cost analysis. METHODS The Youth Readiness Intervention (YRI) is a behavioural treatment for reducing functional impairment associated with(More)
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