Salman A Wali

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BACKGROUND Increasing collaboration between industrialised and developing countries in human research studies has led to concerns regarding the potential exploitation of resource deprived countries. This study, commissioned by the former National Bioethics Advisory Commission of the United States, surveyed developing country researchers about their concerns(More)
INTRODUCTION Informed consent has been recognized as an important component of research protocols and procedures of disclosure and consent in collaborative research have been criticized, as they may not be in keeping with cultural norms of developing countries. This study, which is part of a larger project funded by the United States National Bioethics(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the burden of neonatal mortality in two developing regions. DESIGN Review of secondary data collated through literature review. SETTING Community and facility based studies and national health surveys. POPULATION Neonatal (<28 days) population of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. METHODS Data on neonatal mortality were gathered(More)
The study focuses on children less than 5 years old and explores the epidemiological profile and correlates of drowning as a challenge to child survival in Bangladesh. Two data sources from Bangladesh, a cohort of 8,070 children followed for 2 years in a rural area and a nation-wide survey conducted in 1996-97 have been used. In addition, a systematic(More)
BACKGROUND Childhood injuries are a growing global concern, one that falls disproportionately on developing countries where public health systems are least prepared to address this problem. AIM This study assesses the impact of childhood injuries in the developing region of South Asia in order to set forth an agenda for improving child health in that(More)
INTRODUCTION In developing countries, finding valid and reliable data is a great challenge. The Federal Bureau of Statistics in Pakistan maintains a surveillance system that records vital events. Results are reported as the Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS). METHODS The adjusted mortality data from PDS-1997 was used to estimate the burden of premature(More)
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