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Health care workers' perceptions of point-of-care testing in a low-income country-A qualitative study in Southwestern Uganda.


BACKGROUND: Point-of-care (POC) tests have become increasingly available and more widely used in recent years.

Auteurs: Rasti R Nanjebe D Karlström J Muchunguzi C Mwanga-Amumpaire J Gantelius J Mårtensson A Rivas L Galban F Reuterswärd P Andersson Svahn H Alvesson HM Boum Y Alfvén T
Référence de l'article: PloS one 2017 ; 12(7); e0182005. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182005. Epub 2017 07 27

The gender, social and cultural influences on the management and use of unconditional cash transfers in Niger: a qualitative study.


OBJECTIVE: The current qualitative study aimed to identify gender, social and cultural influences on the management and use of unconditional cash transfers as part of a prospective intervention study in Niger.

Auteurs: Scott J Marquer C Berthe F Ategbo EA Grais RF Langendorf C
Référence de l'article: Public health nutrition 2017 Jun ; 20(9); 1657-1665. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017000337. Epub 2017 03 06
Cash transfer Food insecurity Gender Malnutrition Niger Nutrition intervention

Improved Neonatal Mortality at a District Hospital in Aweil, South Sudan.


Neonatal deaths comprise a growing proportion of global under-five mortality. However, data from the highest-burden areas is sparse.

Auteurs: Thomson J Schaefer M Caminoa B Kahindi D Hurtado N
Référence de l'article: Journal of tropical pediatrics 2017 06 01; 63(3); 189-195. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmw071. Epub 2017 12 20
South Sudan. developing countries neonatal mortality newborn

Estimating the number of secondary Ebola cases resulting from an unsafe burial and risk factors for transmission during the West Africa Ebola epidemic.


BACKGROUND: Safely burying Ebola infected individuals is acknowledged to be important for controlling Ebola epidemics and was a major component of the 2013-2016 West Africa Ebola response.

Auteurs: Tiffany A Dalziel BD Kagume Njenge H Johnson G Nugba Ballah R James D Wone A Bedford J McClelland A
Référence de l'article: PLoS neglected tropical diseases 2017 Jun ; 11(6); e0005491. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0005491. Epub 2017 06 22

The impact of control strategies and behavioural changes on the elimination of Ebola from Lofa County, Liberia.


The Ebola epidemic in West Africa was stopped by an enormous concerted effort of local communities and national and international organizations.

Auteurs: Funk S Ciglenecki I Tiffany A Gignoux E Camacho A Eggo RM Kucharski AJ Edmunds WJ Bolongei J Azuma P Clement P Alpha TS Sterk E Telfer B Engel G Parker LA Suzuki M Heijenberg N Reeder B
Référence de l'article: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 2017 May 26; 372(1721); Array. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2016.0302. Epub 2017 12 18
behavioural changes community engagement infectious disease dynamics interventions isolation mathematical model

Intermittent preventive treatment for malaria among children in a refugee camp in Northern Uganda: lessons learned.


Northern Uganda hosts a large population of refugees from South Sudan, and malaria is one of the major health problems in the area.

Auteurs: Coldiron ME Lasry E Bouhenia M Das D Okui P Nyehangane D Mwanga J Langendorf C Elder G Salumu L Grais RF
Référence de l'article: Malaria journal 2017 05 23; 16(1); 218. doi: 10.1186/s12936-017-1869-x. Epub 2017 05 23
Anti-malarials Artemisinin Malaria Quinolines Refugee South Sudan Uganda

Estimating HIV Incidence Using a Cross-Sectional Survey: Comparison of Three Approaches in a Hyperendemic Setting, Ndhiwa Subcounty, Kenya, 2012.


OBJECTIVES: Estimating HIV incidence is critical for identifying groups at risk for HIV infection, planning and targeting interventions, and evaluating these interventions over time.

Auteurs: Blaizot S Kim AA Zeh C Riche B Maman D De Cock KM Etard JF Ecochard R
Référence de l'article: AIDS research and human retroviruses 2017 05 ; 33(5); 472-481. doi: 10.1089/AID.2016.0123. Epub 2016 12 13
Africa HIV/AIDS epidemic incidence incidence assay incidence estimation statistical model
Auteurs: Ciglenecki I Azman AS Rumunu J Cabrol JC Luquero FJ
Référence de l'article: The Lancet. Infectious diseases 2017 05 ; 17(5); 480-481. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(17)30184-6. Epub 2018 09 14

Outpatient treatment of severe acute malnutrition: response to treatment with a reduced schedule of therapeutic food distribution.


Community-based management of severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has been shown to be safe and cost-effective, but program coverage remains low.

Auteurs: Isanaka S Kodish SR Berthé F Alley I Nackers F Hanson KE Grais RF
Référence de l'article: The American journal of clinical nutrition 2017 05 ; 105(5); 1191-1197. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.148064. Epub 2017 04 12
CMAM RUTF SAM community-based management of acute malnutrition household utilization ready-to-use therapeutic food severe acute malnutrition treatment response

Improving the Specificity of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Diagnosis in High-Transmission Settings with a Two-Step Rapid Diagnostic Test and Microscopy Algorithm.


Poor specificity may negatively impact rapid diagnostic test (RDT)-based diagnostic strategies for malaria.

Auteurs: Murungi M Fulton T Reyes R Matte M Ntaro M Mulogo E Nyehangane D Juliano JJ Siedner MJ Boum Y Boyce RM
Référence de l'article: Journal of clinical microbiology 2017 05 ; 55(5); 1540-1549. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00130-17. Epub 2017 03 08
Plasmodium falciparum antigen specificity diagnostics epidemiology malaria rapid tests