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- DocumentPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2017The World Health Organization recognises 17 major parasitic and related infections as the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite recent gains in the understanding of the nature and prevalence of NTDs, as well as successes in recent scaled-up preventive chemotherapy strategies and other health interventions, the NTDs continue to rank among the world’s greatest global health problems.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2015The 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 jointly address this tandem disease interaction.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 1995This paper deals with the epidemiological trends and incidence of selected leading diseases in the country. Mortality rates and morbidity rates are investigated. It also offers recommendations for future policies and programs.Document
Tuberculosis and diabetes mellitus control and care: a rapid situational analysis for planning a coordinated program responsePhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the leading killers among bacterial diseases worldwide. In the Philippines, the prevalence of culture-positive TB is estimated to be 5 per 1000 and that for sputum smear-positive pulmonary TB is 2 per 1000 based on the 2007 National Prevalence Survey.DocumentCentre for Development Studies, Kerala, India, 2009This paper examines the levels, patterns, and determinants of morbidity in Kerala. This study is based on a community survey conducted in 2004, in three districts of the state namely Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram and Kannur. The survey covers 3320 households having 17071 individuals in all age groups. Reported morbidity was captured for a period of fifteen days prior to the data of survey.Document
Avoiding 40% of the premature deaths in each country, 2010-30: review of national mortality trends to help quantify the UN Sustainable Development Goal for healthThe Lancet, 2015The UN will formulate ambitious Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, including one for health. Feasible goals with some quantifiable, measurable targets can influence governments.Document
Building capacity for public and population health research in Africa: the consortium for advanced research training in Africa (CARTA) modelAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010Globally, sub-Saharan Africa bears the greatest burden of disease. Strengthened research capacity to understand the social determinants of health among different African populations is key to addressing the drivers of poor health and developing interventions to improve health outcomes and health systems in the region.Document
The burden of disease profile of residents of Nairobi's slums: results from a Demographic Surveillance SystemAfrican Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2008With increasing urbanisation in sub-Saharan Africa and poor economic performance, the growth of slums is unavoidable. About 71% of urban residents in Kenya live in slums. Slums are characteristically unplanned, under served by social services, and their residents are largely underemployed and poor.DocumentInstitute of Development Studies UK, 2014This thematic review examines the literature focuses on a range of health challenges faced in particular by women and girls living in low-income urban settlements in expanding cities in Kenya and South Africa.DocumentCommunity Eye Health Journal, 2009In Egypt women are not using eye care services as frequently as men, especially in rural areas. Therefore women in Egypt are more likely than men to suffer from low vision or blindness from avoidable causes. This article in Community Eye Health Journal considers how women can be reached within the community and their level of access to eye health services improved.