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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)
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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