Misheck Nyirenda

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BACKGROUND Screening of children in household contact with smear-positive tuberculosis (TB) is universally recommended but seldom practiced in resource-poor settings. It has huge potential to reduce the burden of TB disease in children, particularly if streamlined to focus on those at greatest risk. AIMS To assess the prevalence of infection and disease(More)
Background: Control of blindness in children is one of the priorities of VISION 2020. Early detection of children needing eye services is essential to achieve maximum visual recovery. Even though training primary (community) Health care workers (PHC) should play an important role in early identification of children, it is not known how many of these workers(More)
SETTING Child tuberculosis (TB) contact clinic, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. DESIGN Patients registered with smear-positive pulmonary TB (PTB) were encouraged to bring childhood household contacts to the clinic for assessment and management. Data of TB cases registered over the same period were collected from the Blantyre District(More)
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