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AIM   This article describes a cooperative initiative between an HIV-clinic and non-government organization network providing lost-to-follow-up tracing and delayed appointment follow-up of patients on antiretroviral treatment. BACKGROUND   Loss-to-follow-up among patients on antiretroviral treatment is a major challenge in resource-constrained settings. A(More)
INTRODUCTION There is anecdotal evidence that health messages interpreted from waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) research are inconsistent, such as comparing the health effects of one WTS session with that of 100 cigarettes. This study aimed to identify key health themes about WTS discussed by online news media, and how numerical cigarette-waterpipe(More)
Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a southeast Asian country, with a long history of military dictatorship, human rights violations, and poor health indicators. The health situation is particularly dire among pregnant women in the ethnic minorities of the eastern provinces (Kachin, Shan, Mon, Karen and Karenni regions). This integrative review investigates the(More)
A cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the prevalence and species of camel mange mite infestation in Raya-Azebo district, Northern part of Ethiopia. Accordingly, Three hundred and eighty-four camels were examined and mange mite infestation was detected on 64 of camels. Only Sarcoptes scabiei var. cameli was identified as the only mite species(More)
This work presents proposed methodsfor short term power load forecasting (STPLF) for the governorate of Baghdad using two different models of Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs). The two models used in this work are the multi-layer perceptron (MLP) model trained with Levenberg-Marquardt Back Propagation (BP) algorithm and Radial Basis Function (RBF) neural(More)
Many public health messages benchmark the harms of waterpipe tobacco against those of cigarettes, usually using numerical magnitudes of risk. This approach, although well intentioned, could be perceived as alarmist, damaging scientific credibility, and giving an unintended impression that one tobacco product is less harmful than the other. This commentary(More)
Mental illnesses constitute a major burden of disease in Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders (hereafter Aboriginal Australians), who are also overrepresented in the prison system. A legacy of colonization compounds such prevalence, and is further exacerbated by the persistence of racial discrimination and insensitivity across many sectors,(More)
Financial health of many organizations now-a-days is being affected by investment in software and their cost estimation. Therefore, to provide effective cost estimation models are the most complex activity in software engineering fields. Cost estimation for a software project is vital for all its stakeholders. The cost of a project is a function of many(More)