Mahamodou Traoré

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OBJECTIVES To describe health seeking behaviour of female sex workers in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. METHODS A population based survey among a representative sample of 500 female sex workers and six focus group discussions. RESULTS The sites of first encounter for care for the last STI episode included a public hospital or health centre (28%), a private(More)
A baseline survey was done in 1980 in the Sélingué dam area, before the dam was completed, for the surveillance of man-man diseases. Five years later, a follow-up survey was done to measure the impact of the dam on prevalence and intensity of schistosomiasis, by comparing epidemiological and demographic characteristics of different population groups in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the quality of sexually transmitted infections (STI) care in health care facilities in Abidjan attended by female sex workers. METHODS A cross-sectional study was conducted in June 2000 in the 29 health care facilities and 10 pharmacies, which were reported as points of first encounter for STI care by female sex workers in a previous(More)
Women in many countries are often denied vital family planning services if they are not menstruating when they present at clinics, for fear that they might be pregnant. A simple checklist based on criteria approved by the World Health Organization has been developed to help providers rule out pregnancy among such clients, but its use is not yet widespread.(More)
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