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Health-seeking behaviour for childhood malaria: household dynamics in rural Senegal.
The results suggest that health education campaigns should focus on an early involvement of fathers in health care-giving and also on the strengthening of the autonomy of mothers, and Mothers' empowerment should give women more autonomy in their child's treatment choice. Expand
Perceived malaria in the population of an urban setting: a skipped reality in Dakar, Senegal
The frequent perceptions of the occurrence of malaria in the population were confirmed at the HF by the high presumptive diagnosis of health professionals and increase the risk of an emergence of anti-malarial resistance. Expand
Asymptomatic Carriage of Plasmodium in Urban Dakar: The Risk of Malaria Should Not Be Underestimated
Parasite prevalence in Dakar area seemed to be higher than the rate found by microscopy, and PCR may be the best tool for measuring plasmodium prevalence in the context of low transmission. Expand
IgG responses to the gSG6-P1 salivary peptide for evaluating human exposure to Anopheles bites in urban areas of Dakar region, Sénégal
Specific human IgG responses to gSG6-P1 peptide biomarker represent, at the population and individual levels, a credible new alternative tool to assess accurately the heterogeneity of exposure level to Anopheles bites and malaria risk in low urban transmission areas. Expand
Adherence and effectiveness of drug combination in curative treatment among children suffering uncomplicated malaria in rural Senegal.
Despite the good efficacy of the drugs, adherence to the therapeutic scheme was poor and strategies to promote patient adherence would improve drug performance and thus might help to prevent the rapid emergence of drug resistance. Expand
Antimalarial drug use in general populations of tropical Africa
Antimalarial drug pressure varied considerably from one site to another, and was significantly higher in areas with intermediate malaria transmission level and in the most accessible sites. Expand
[Knowledge and practice among health workers from the Thiès region with regard to new malaria treatment policies].
The conclusion of this study was that it brought to the forefront the need to put specific emphasis on population information and awareness campaigns as well as that of ensuring that caregivers receive thorough training to secure the successful and sustainable implementation and maintenance of the new policy. Expand
The influence of environmental factors on childhood fever during the rainy season in an African city: a multilevel approach in Dakar, Senegal
Abstract In African growing cities, vector-borne diseases (such as malaria and dengue) contribute to a large burden of childhood morbidity and mortality. During the peak of transmission,Expand
Use of health care among the urban poor in Africa: Does the neighbourhood have an impact?
The results showed's like many West African cities, self-medication is a common practice among all households in Dakar, especially the poorest, and the non-use of health services is positively associated with individual characteristics such as education level, the level of social network and thelevel of health literacy of the mother / guardian of the sick child. Expand