Stanley M Midzi

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The Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) strategy was developed by the Africa Regional Office (AFRO) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and proposed for adoption by member states in 1998. The goal was to build WHO/AFRO countries' capacity to detect, report and effectively respond to priority infectious diseases. This evaluation focuses on(More)
In 2008-2009, Zimbabwe experienced an unprecedented cholera outbreak with more than 4,000 deaths. More than 60% of deaths occurred at the community level. We conducted descriptive and case-control studies to describe community deaths. Cases were in cholera patients who died outside health facilities. Two surviving cholera patients were matched by age, time(More)
Financial Disclosures: Dr Lyketsos reported having received grant support from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute on Aging, the Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore, the Weinberg Foundation, Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Eisai, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Lilly, Ortho-McNeil, Bristol-Myers, and Novartis; having served as a consultant(More)
OBJECTIVES To characterize the nature and extent of the outbreak; to determine the risk factors associated with contracting shigellosis; and to institute disease control and preventive measures. DESIGN Case control study. SETTING Nyaure Ward, Goromonzi District, Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe. SUBJECTS 52 cases and 52 controls. A case was defined(More)
This paper details the phenotypic, genotypic, and antibiotic sensitivity patterns of 88 Vibrio cholerae strains from Zimbabwe. Of the 88 strains, 83 were classified as "altered El Tor" and 5 as "hybrid El Tor" strains. All of the strains were susceptible to tetracycline, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, and azithromycin by disc diffusion, but susceptibility to(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the acceptability of insecticide treated mosquito nets (ITNs) among community members in Zimbabwe for the implementation of effective malaria intervention using ITNs. DESIGN A cross sectional study and longitudinal study were carried out using questionnaires, which were administered by health workers from rural health centres. (More)
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