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A door-to-door survey was used to determine the prevalence of epilepsy among 4500 people within the Pikine Health District (population 480,000) Senegal. Prevalence was 14.2/1000, and 23.4% of all people with epilepsy had never received appropriate treatment. Figures for the prevalence had increased since a previous survey in 1989. In parallel a study of(More)
This paper presents an overview of the development of Community Health Insurance (CHI) in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2003, nearly 600 CHI initiatives were registered in a dozen countries of francophone West Africa alone. At regional level, coordination networks have been created in Africa with the aim to support and monitor the developments of this innovative(More)
Guinea is one of the poorest countries in the world, as is reflected in its health indicators (Eckert 2002). According to the Demographic and Health Survey III (DNS/Macro 2006), Guinea's maternal mortality ratio is 980 for 100,000 live births, and it has a neonatal mortality rate of 39 for 1,000 live births. In 1997, the government of Guinea, in(More)
Community case management of malaria (CCMm) and seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) are anti-malarial interventions that can lead to substantial reduction in malaria burden acting in synergy. However, little is known about the social acceptability of these interventions. A study was undertaken to assess whether combining the interventions would be an(More)
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