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This paper aims at contributing to the debate about the digital divide. We first focus on what to us constitutes the root problem: the typical approaches to the development of people through and by the use of information and communication technologies (ICT). In contrast to governmental, political and technological attempts that focus almost exclusively on(More)
A simple health promotion message administered by village midwives raised bednet usage to over 60% in trial hamlets in north Shan State, Myanmar. Treatment of the nets in the study villages produced a reduction in malaria cases. Most villagers were prepared to buy their nets at market prices and were willing to pay for the cost of re-treatment of nets, but(More)
On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the death of Albert Kuntz (1879--1957), it is fitting that his great accomplishments be remembered. Present knowledge of the autonomic nervous system has been acquired and recorded over a long period of time. The contributions have been made by many investigators, from the crude observations of the early(More)
Transmission of forest-related malaria was observed entomologically and epidemiologically for 2 transmission seasons in 1990 and 1991 in 5 villages of Mae Sariang district, Mae Hong Son Province, north-west Thailand. The entomological study included collections of mosquitos and determination of infection rate by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in(More)
  • R H Webber
  • 1977
In a situation where filariasis and malaria are transmitted by the same vector, as seen here in the Solomon Islands, the Malaria Eradication Programme aimed at controlling the vector, was found to have an effect on both diseases. In an area of Choiseul island first surveyed by the author in 1970, three follow-up surveys were conducted--in 1974, 1975 and(More)
The real burden of lymphatic filariasis in most endemic areas remains unknown even thought it is a major public health problem in many tropical countries, particularly in sub-saharan African. The nocturnal periodicity of the parasite requires parasitological examinations to be done at night. The aim of this study was to develop and validate rapid(More)
Data for planning disease control programs in most developing countries is often not available because they are usually expensive to gather. This study explored the potential use of peripheral health staff and community key informants in gathering community-level data about lymphatic filariasis. Agreement between findings of health workers and those of(More)