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Population coverage of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) in Africa falls well below the Abuja target of 60% while coverage levels achieved during vaccination campaigns in the same populations typically exceed 90%. Household (HH) cost of ITNs is an important barrier to their uptake. We investigated the coverage, equity and cost of linking distribution of free(More)
Care of the acutely ill patient requires rapid acquisition, recording and communications of data. In the modern hospital it is not unusual for a patient to be connected to several monitoring and recording devices simultaneously. Each of these devices is typically made by a different manufacturer who may specialize in one sort of measurement, for example,(More)
BACKGROUND We designed a study to assess the association of oral contraceptive use and the development of breast cancer for women in the following groups: (1) ever oral contraceptive users, (2) long-term oral contraceptive users, and (3) oral contraceptive users before a first full-term pregnancy. METHODS A MEDLINE search of studies published in English(More)
Mechanical ventilators are designed to generate alarms when patients become disconnected or experience other critical ventilator events. However, these alarms can blend in with other accustomed sounds of the intensive care unit. Ventilator alarms that go unnoticed for extended periods of time often result in permanent patient harm or death. We developed a(More)
Care of the acutely ill patient requires rapid acquisition, recording and communications of data. In the modern hospital it is not unusual for a patient to be connected to several monitoring and recording devices simultaneously. Each of these devices is typically made by a different manufacturer who may specialize in one sort of measurement, for example,(More)
Malaria transmission rates and risks can be greatly reduced by vector control, mitigating high malaria incidence and prevalence rates. Methods and strategies for malaria vector control (MVC) have been well documented by WHO, although its implementation varies widely. Technical guidelines for MVC strategies and materials are readily available, but the status(More)
The alarms generated by mechanical ventilators when patients become disconnected can blend in with other typical sounds of the intensive care unit. Ventilator alarms that go unnoticed for extended periods of time often result in permanent patient harm or death. We developed a unit-wide system to monitor ventilator disconnection alarms. When a disconnection(More)