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Respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among cement factory workers.
OBJECTIVES This study assessed chronic respiratory symptoms and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among workers exposed to cement dust at a Tanzanian cement factory. METHODS A total ofExpand
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Knowledge of computer vision syndrome among computer users in the workplace in Abuja, Nigeria
Quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the level of knowledge and extent of computer vision syndrome (CVS) among computer users at the Securities and ExchangeExpand
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Dust exposure during small-scale mining in Tanzania: a pilot study.
Small-scale mining in developing countries is generally labour-intensive and carried out with low levels of mechanization. In the Mererani area in the northern part of Tanzania, there are about 15000Expand
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High prevalence of respiratory symptoms among workers in the development section of a manually operated coal mine in a developing country: A cross sectional study
BackgroundFew studies of miners have been carried out in African countries; most are from South Africa, where the working conditions are assumed to be better than in the rest of Africa. SeveralExpand
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Cement Dust Exposure and Ventilatory Function Impairment: An Exposure–Response Study
We investigated cumulative total cement dust exposure and ventilatory function impairment at a Portland cement factory in Tanzania. All 126 production workers were exposed. The control groupExpand
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Asthma prevalence, knowledge, and perceptions among secondary school pupils in rural and urban coastal districts in Tanzania
BackgroundAsthma is a common chronic disease of childhood that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of asthma among secondary school pupils inExpand
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Advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus Disease in Botswana Following Successful Antiretroviral Therapy Rollout: Incidence of and Temporal Trends in Cryptococcal Meningitis
Background Botswana has a well-developed antiretroviral therapy (ART) program that serves as a regional model. With wide ART availability, the burden of advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)Expand
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Assessment of prescribing practices at the primary healthcare facilities in Botswana with an emphasis on antibiotics: Findings and implications
Inappropriate drug prescribing has increased especially in developing countries where systems for monitoring medicine use are not well developed. This increases the rate of antimicrobial resistance.Expand
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Global health leadership training in resource-limited settings: a collaborative approach by academic institutions and local health care programs in Uganda
IntroductionDue to a limited health workforce, many health care providers in Africa must take on health leadership roles with minimal formal training in leadership. Hence, the need to equip healthExpand
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"Global networks, alliances and consortia" in global health education-the case for south-to-south partnerships.
As President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) delegates its operations on the African continent to local providers, close attention should be given to appropriate capacity building andExpand
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