Sellin Bertrand

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact on schistosomiasis of biennial treatment with praziquantel (PZQ) among school-age children in Burkina Faso, the first country that achieved full national coverage with treatment of more than 90% of the school-age population. METHODS A cohort of 1727 schoolchildren (6-14 years old) was monitored at yearly intervals through(More)
Livestock farming is an essential activity in many rural areas, where it contributes to the maintenance of soil fertility and farmland biodiversity, as well as to a set of social public goods including food security, rural vitality and culture. However, livestock sustainability assessments tend to focus primarily on environmental and economic dimensions;(More)
The authors, general practitioners graduate at the Tropical Medicine Institute (Le Pharo-Marseille-France), report on their surgical activities for 22 months in the isolated medical post of Kaedi (Mauritania). They put emphasis on the necessity of a multidisciplinary teaching and training before any posting in this type of hospital, not important enough to(More)
Emergencies can result from the effects of unpredictable natural forces or from the cruelty of conflicts. The affected population is often left vulnerable to increased health risks. The victims' exposure to these risks can be reduced by timely public health interventions. Often, one of the first basic mitigations is the provision of water for essential(More)
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