Megan A Mercer

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Global efforts to prevent further spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are faced with tremendous obstacles, and limited understanding of the cultural and social context of HIV and AIDS is an important factor hindering prevention efforts to date. Examples from the authors' experience in providing technical support to 7 nongovernmental projects(More)
This article describes the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)in AIDS prevention worldwide, highlights successful NGO projects, assesses NGO strengths and weaknesses, and provides recommendations for supporting the work of NGOs. While NGOs vary in their scope, all share a dedication to a set of social values that guides their organizational(More)
A survey was conducted to ascertain the risk of tuberculosis (TB) among migrant farm workers on the Delmarva peninsula. Relevant histories were obtained from 842 migrants; a total of 709 skin tests were completed, and 239 sputum specimens were examined for acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and culture. No cases of infectious tuberculosis were ascertained by history(More)
The Johns Hopkins University HAPA Support Program (HSP) provided technical assistance to Save the Children (SC), a U.S.-based nongovernmental organization, to conduct a survey of knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and practices (KABP) related to AIDS among rural Zimbabweans. The objectives of the HSP technical assistance were to field test a rapid KABP survey(More)
This article reviews the literature on the environmental effects of anti-personnel land mines globally. Land mines represent an immediate environmental health problem. Between 60 and 70 million land mines are currently in place in over 70 countries. Designed to kill or main humans, including civilians, they injure an estimated 1, 200 persons and kill(More)
Emergency departments around Australia use a range of software to capture data on patients' reason for encounter, presenting problem and diagnosis. The data collected are mainly based on descriptions and codes of the International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, Australian modification (ICD-10-AM), with each emergency department having a tailored(More)
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