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Combining long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual spraying for malaria prevention in Ethiopia: study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trialBioMed Central, 2016Background: Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) are the main malaria prevention interventions in Ethiopia. There is conflicting evidence that the combined application of both interventions is better than either LLINs or IRS used alone.DocumentProgram on the Global Demography of Aging at Harvard University, 2016India, one of the world’s two population superpowers, is undergoing unprecedented demographic changes. Increasing longevity and falling fertility have resulted in a dramatic increase in the population of adults aged 60 and up, in both absolute and relative terms.Document
Association between malaria and malnutrition among children aged under-five years in Adami Tulu District, south-central Ethiopia: a case-control studyBMC Public Health, 2016Background: Malaria and malnutrition are the major causes of morbidity and mortality in under-five children in developing countries such as Ethiopia. Malnutrition is the associated cause for about half of the deaths that occur among under-five children in developing countries.DocumentBMC Public Health, 2016Background. Pesticide exposure is an important public health concern in Ethiopia, but there is limited information on pesticide intoxications. Residents may have an increased risk of pesticide exposure through proximity of their homes to farms using pesticides. Also the pesticide exposure might be related to employment at these farms.Document
Spatial variations in child undernutrition in Ethiopia: Implications for intervention strategies (PhD theses)University of Bergen, 2016Background: Ethiopia is one of the countries with the highest burden of undernutrition, with rates of stunting and underweight as high as 40% and 25%, respectively. National efforts are underway for an accelerated reduction of undernutrition by the year 2030.DocumentUniversity of Durham, 2015Young people account for 30% of the population in South Africa, with just under 15 million young people aged 10 – 24 years.Document
Out of the reach of children? Young people’s health-seeking agency in Africa’s newly-emerging therapeutic landscapesUniversity of Durham, 2011The dominant view within Western biomedicine is that children are vulnerable and in need of adult protection, while medicines are powerful, dangerous and should be controlled by experts, however, a growing literature suggests that children and adolescents (in both Western and developing-country contexts) often take active roles in health-seeking.DocumentDepartment for International Development, UK, 2014Since 2010, the NICK study has sought to help two project countries, Chile and Kenya, reduce urban malnutrition in young children by facilitating intersectoral actions to change the social determinants. In urban Kenya chronic stunting is an endemic problem jeopardizing children’s physical and mental development.DocumentLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 2012Teenage childbearing and attainment at school in South Africa are investigated using nationally-representative data from the National Income Dynamics Study. The analysis focuses on the outcomes by 2010 of a panel of 673 childless young women aged 15–18 in 2008.Document
A community-driven approach to reducing teenage pregnancy in Sierra Leone: midline evaluation briefSave the Children Fund, 2014Preliminary evidence from a 2009 global evidence review suggested that community-based child protection mechanisms are likely to be more effective and sustainable if they are linked with formal aspects of the child protection system.