Mihiretu Alemayehu

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Leishmaniasis is a vector-borne disease affecting millions of people worldwide. The disease is caused by different species of Leishmania, and it is manifested by three major clinical forms namely cutaneous, muco-cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis. This review is aimed to address briefly the parasite, the vector and the reservoir aspects in transmission of(More)
INTRODUCTION Millions of women have little health care decision making autonomy in many cultures and tribes. African women are often perceived to have little participation in health care decisions. However, little has been investigated to identify factors contributing to decision making autonomy. Hence, it is important to obtain information on the(More)
Background: Nutritional status of women is particularly important, because it is through women and their offspring that the pernicious effects of malnutrition are propagated to future generations. The extra calories and nutrients required to support breastfeeding makes lactating mothers among groups with special nutritional needs. Nevertheless, many African(More)
Anemia is the most common nutritional deficiency disorder affecting one third of the global population. Lactating mothers are more susceptible because of maternal iron depletion during lactation, blood loss during childbirth and inadequate nutrient intake. Morbidity associated with chronic anemia extends to loss of productivity from impaired work capacity,(More)
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