Marthe Everard

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BACKGROUND The quality of medicines available in some less-developed countries is inadequate in terms of content of active ingredient. Reasons for the poor quality of drugs include widespread counterfeiting of medicines in less-developed countries, excessive decomposition of active ingredient as a result of high temperature and humidity, and poor quality(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess life-saving and disability-preventing surgical services (including emergency, trauma, obstetrics, anaesthesia) of health facilities in Somalia and to assist in the planning of strategies for strengthening surgical care systems. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING Health facilities in all 3 administrative zones of Somalia;(More)
BACKGROUND Epidemiological and other studies suggest that a diet rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids (derived from fish oil) may have beneficial anti-inflammatory effects for chronic conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF). OBJECTIVES To determine whether there is evidence that omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation reduces morbidity and(More)
INTRODUCTION Child Health Days (CHDs) are increasingly used by countries to periodically deliver multiple maternal and child health interventions as time-limited events, particularly to populations not reached by routine health services. In countries with a weak health infrastructure, this strategy could be used to reach many underserved populations with an(More)
Objective: To develop an indicator-based tool for systematic assessment and reporting of good pharmacy practice (GPP). Method: The tool comprises of a) a set of indicators, b) an indicator and survey manual, c) a data collection sheet, and d) Microsoft Excel based data collection and analysis tool. We developed a set of 34 pharmacy practice (PP) indicators(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify and synthesize evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of FE NO for asthma in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS Systematic searches (nine key biomedical databases and trial registers) were carried out on November 2014. Records were included if they recruited patients with the symptoms of asthma; used a single set of inclusion criteria;(More)