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Experimental chemotherapy with Allium sativum (Liliaceae) methanolic extract in rodents infected with Leishmania major and Leishmania donovani.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Several plant products have been tested and found to possess antileishmanial activity. The present study was undertaken to establish whether methanolic extract of AlliumExpand
Prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission.
Recent gains in child survival rates are threatened by the AIDS epidemic. Each year approximately 600 000 infants most of them in Sub-Saharan Africa are born with or become HIV-positive as a resultExpand
A review of Leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa
Abstract The review presents the epidemiology of leishmaniasis in the Eastern Africa region. We searched PUB MED and MEDLINE with several key words-namely, “leishmaniasis”;“cutaneous”, “diffuseExpand
Factors Influencing the Utilization of Voluntary Counselling and Testing Services among University Students in Kenya
Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) is recognized as a critical component of effective HIV prevention initiative and has therefore been promoted nationally and within universities in Kenya. UponExpand
Effects of long-lasting insecticidal nets and zooprophylaxis on mosquito feeding behaviour and density in Mwea, central Kenya.
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Zooprophylaxis is a strategy that can control malaria by attracting mosquitoes to domestic animals that act as dead-end hosts. The objective of this study was to establish theExpand
Leishmaniasis in northern and western Africa: a review
Leishmaniasis, one of the highly neglected diseases is currently a significant health problem in northern Africa with a rising concern in western Africa because of co-infection with the HumanExpand
Factors associated with the motivation of community drug distributors in the lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Programme in Kenya
Annual mass drug administration (MDA) is the main strategy for elimination of lymphatic flariasis (LF), globally. In Kenya, community drug distributors (CDDs) are used to deliver drugs to householdExpand
The potential of the extracts of Tagetes minuta Linnaeus (Asteraceae), Acalypha fruticosa Forssk (Euphorbiaceae) and Tarchonanthus camphoratus L. (Compositae) against Phlebotomus duboscqi Neveu
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Harmful effects of synthetic chemical insecticides including vector resistance, environmental pollution and health hazards have necessitated the current significance in theExpand
Comparative Analysis of the Effectiveness of Sand Fly Traps with Different Baits
Sand flies are small haematophagous insects that transmit Leishmania parasites. Infection with Leishmania parasites results in diseases known as leishmaniases which can be grouped into three mainExpand
In vitro antileishmanial activity and phytochemical analysis of Carissa edulis against Leishmania major
Background: However, there is need to carry out scientific studies in order to confirm the medicinal properties of many plants used traditionally. Carissa edulis Forskk. (Gentiales: Apocynaceae) usedExpand