Mamadou Sanon

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OBJECTIVE To identify factors associated with decision to enrol in a community health insurance (CHI) scheme. METHODS We conducted a population-based case-control study among 15 communities offered insurance in 2004 in rural Burkina Faso. For inclusion in the study, we selected all 154 enrolled (cases) and a random sample of 393 non-enrolled (controls)(More)
BACKGROUND We describe a step-wedge cluster-randomised community-based trial which has been conducted since 2003 to accompany the implementation of a community health insurance (CHI) scheme in West Africa. The trial aims at overcoming the paucity of evidence-based information on the impact of CHI. Impact is defined in terms of changes in health service(More)
BACKGROUND Safe, effective and affordable drug combinations against falciparum malaria are urgently needed for the poor populations in malaria endemic countries. Methylene blue (MB) combined with chloroquine (CQ) has been considered as one promising new regimen. OBJECTIVES The primary objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of CQ-MB in African(More)
BACKGROUND Mastitis constitutes an important risk factor in HIV vertical transmission. Very little, however, is known on how women in sub-Saharan Africa conceptualise health problems related to breastfeeding, such as mastitis, and how they act when sick. We aimed at filling this gap in knowledge, by documenting the indigenous nosography of mastitis, health(More)
Background: This study aims to describe the community perceptions regarding an insecticide-treated bed net (ITN) programme in Burkina Faso, where communities were randomised to either ITN social marketing combined with free ITN distribution through antenatal care services (intervention A) or ITN social marketing only (intervention B). Methods: For this(More)
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