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The use of community volunteers is expected to improve access to accurate diagnosis and timely treatment of malaria, using rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT). However, empirical data from the field are still limited. The aim of this study was to assess whether training village volunteers on the use of Paracheck-Pf®(More)
This study describes the use of a blood test, antimalarials and their determinants among 446 subjects with febrile illness in remote villages of Bago Division, Myanmar in 2006 after five months initialization of a rapid diagnostic test (RDT) and artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) programme. A structured questionnaire was used in a cross-sectional(More)
This study was to determine the relationship between a commonly used social stratification indicator, net equivalent income, and self-rated health, long-term disability, visual acuity status, death rate, birth rate, unsafe delivery and school enrollment in a rural area of Myanmar. Data were collected from 3,558 respondents in 805 households of all ages.(More)
BACKGROUND The present study describes sexual risk behaviours including penile oil injection and implantation among migrant Myanmar fishermen in Thailand, and their determinants. METHODS A cross-sectional survey among 639 Myanmar fishermen in Ranong, Thailand was conducted in 1999 following in-depth interviews. RESULTS Prevalence of penile oil(More)
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