Yohane M Z Nyasulu

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Surveys for lymphatic filariasis were carried out for the first time in Lower Shire (Nsanje and Chikawawa Districts) of southern Malawi, in April-June 2000. There were 3 phases. In phase I, questionnaire surveys in 48 randomly selected villages indicated that chronic manifestations of lymphatic filariasis ('swollen scrotum' and 'swollen legs') were common(More)
A national knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) survey was conducted in March-April 1992 to examine malaria illness and the people's response to illness and malaria prevention. Fifty-one households in each of 30 randomly selected communities were sampled and information was recorded from 1,531 households and 7,025 individuals. The population is(More)
The emergence and spread across sub-Saharan Africa of Plasmodium falciparum resistant to the inexpensive antimalarials chloroquine and sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine has worsened the health and hampered the socio-economic development of affected countries, a situation that calls for urgent review of malaria treatment policies in these countries. The Roll Back(More)
History obtained from parents and carers is an important, and often the only, source of information for health workers treating children for malaria, but its validity has not been well evaluated. At 2 hospitals in Malawi, we obtained malaria treatment histories from mothers of 973 ill children reported to have had fever as part of the illness. Urine samples(More)
OBJECTIVE Whether oral lesions were associated with human immunodeficiency virus-type 1 (HIV-1) status in a cohort of pregnant Malawian women was studied. STUDY DESIGN Six hundred thirty-eight women participated in a randomized prospective study at 3 prenatal clinics in a rural area of southern Malawi. Oral examinations, followed by collection of oral(More)
A malaria knowledge, attitudes and practices survey was conducted in Malawi during April and May, 1992, to provide policy makers and program managers with information needed to design or improve malaria control programs, to establish epidemiologic and behavioral baselines, and to identify indicators for monitoring program effectiveness. Using cluster-sample(More)
OBJECTIVE to evaluate the effectiveness of continuing training for traditional birth attendants (TBAs) on their reproductive knowledge and performance. SETTING Mzuzu Central Hospital in the northern region of Malawi. PARTICIPANTS AND ANALYSIS: a total of 81 TBAs trained during 2004 and 2006 in Mzuzu, Malawi received continuing training courses. Their(More)
Information on women's use of antenatal clinic (ANC) service, including malaria prevention and treatment during pregnancy, was collected during a national malaria knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey in Malawi. Among 1531 households, 809 (53%) included a woman who had carried a pregnancy past the second trimester within the past 5 years. Of these, 756(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to validate the combined use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Google Earth for measuring the accessibility of health care facilities for pregnant women in northern Malawi. METHODS We used GPS and Google Earth to identify 5 major health care facilities in Mzuzu (Malawi) and the homes of 79 traditional(More)
Following data analysis and the presentation of the summary report to Ministry of Health officials, a group of Ministry of Health staff examined results for implications for national policy development, those elements which were relevant to 1) health education messages; 2) the development of programmatic indicators; 3) constraints on the use of services and(More)