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The importance of water, sanitation and hygiene for lymphatic filariasis and leprosy care and inclusion
C. Garsed; R. Waite / Wateraid 2016
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) representing a significant global burden of disease morbidity. Like most NTDs, LF and leprosy are most prevalent in poor, rural and marginalised populations....
Temperature variability and occurrence of diarrhoea in children under five-years-old in Cape Town Metropolitan sub-districts
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016
Diarrhoea is among the main causes of morbidity and mortality in children within the developing world. According to the (2007) Intergovernmen al Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, there is an expected increase in the global annual...
Health impact of climate change in Bangladesh: a summary
Scientific Research Publishing 2016
Bangladesh, one of the South Asian countries , has started experiencing major public health i m- pacts of climate change due to its vulnerable geographical location. The objective of this paper is to look at the extent of climate chan...
Barriers to completing TB diagnosis in Yemen: services should respond to patients’ needs
Rachel M. Anderson de Cuevas / PLoS ONE 2014
Obtaining a diagnosis of tuberculosis (TB) is a prerequisite for accessing specific treatment, yet one third of estimated new cases are missed worldwide by National Programmes. This study investigated economic, geographical, socio-cul...
Zika virus factsheet
Hesperian Foundation 2016
This information guide reflects what is known in April 2016 about the Zika virus. It covers symptoms, pregancy issues, treatment and prevention.
Climate change complicates Dengue fever prevention in Can Tho
Institute For Social And Environmental Transition 2016
Can Tho in Vietnam is a growing city of about one million people, approximately half of whom live in the city’s peripheral rural districts. Rapid land conversion and population increase in peri-urban areas just outside th...
Never again: building resilient health systems and leaning from the Ebola crisis
Oxfam 2016
It took the threat of a global health crisis to illustrate the failings of Africa’s health systems. Resilient health systems, free at the point of use, are evidently a global public good. They are essential for the provision of u...
Picking up the pieces: Liberia’s peacebuilding efforts post-Ebola
E. Mulbah; L. Connolly; N. Gcabashe Zond / African Centre for Constructive Resolution of Disputes 2015
Liberia is at a critical juncture in terms of its ability to maintain its hard-won peace and ensure that its reconciliation and sustainable development efforts are not derailed. The West African country, with a population of 3.124 mil...
Tuberculosis and diabetes dellitus control and care: the need for a coordinated response
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) in diabetic patients and of diabetes mellitus (DM) in TB patients is an area of concern. With the Philippines being endemic for TB and compounded by an upward trend for DM, there is a need to jointl...
Enhancing and maximizing participation of private health facilities in TB control
Philippine Institute for Development Studies 2015
Although free services and drugs are available in various Directly Observed Treatment Short Course (DOTS) units, many tuberculosis (TB) patients still prefer to go to private health facilities due to proximity and better quality of se...
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A scientific diagram of the circulatory system, painted on a wall in Dubangat Momicha government-run secondary school, in Ethiopia. The mural indicates the main arteries and veins of the heart.

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