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Health Sector Financing for Reducing Maternal and Infant Mortality Ratios in Tanzania: Implications for nation-wide coverage of CEmONC

[PDF] Deograsias P. Mushi*, Godwin D. Mjema*, Isaac Mkilania** *Associate Senior Economist, Department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam and EcomResearch Group ** Research Fellow, EcomResearch Group Ltd. Introduction Tanzania is one of few developing countries which have managed to reduce maternal and newborn mortality rates significantly in the past ten years in line with the […]

Improving the screening and treatment of hypertension in people living with HIV: An evidence-based policy brief by Malawi’s Knowledge Translation Platform

[PDF] Collins Mitambo1, Shiraz Khan2, Beatrice L. Matanje-Mwagomba3, Chiyembekezo Kachimanga4, Emily Wroe4–6, Dalitso Segula7, Alemayehu Amberbir8,10, Daniela Garone10, Peter R.A. Malik9,10, Austrida Gondwe10, Josh Berman10 1Department of Research, Malawi Ministry of Health and Public Health Institute of Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi. 2University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi. 3Clinical Services Department, Malawi Ministry of Health, Lilongwe, Malawi. 4Abwenzi […]

Prescription pattern of antihypertensive medications and blood pressure control among hypertensive outpatients at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City, Nigeria

[PDF] Oluseyi Adejumo1, Enajite Okaka2, Ikponmwosa Iyawe2 1. Kidney Care Centre, University of Medical Sciences, Ondo, Nigeria 2. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Nigeria Correspondence:Dr Oluseyi Adejumo (ceeward2010@yahoo.com) Abstract Background The prevalence of hypertension and attendant cardiovascular disease burden is increasing globally. Auditing antihypertensive prescriptions and assessing patients with […]

Intra-abdominal fat: Comparison of CT fat segmentation and bioimpedance spectroscopy

Peter Finch College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Email: peter@finchpj.co.uk                                                                                  Abstract Introduction Intra-abdominal fat is an important factor in determining the metabolic syndrome/ insulin resistance, and thus the risk of diabetes and ischaemic heart disease. Methods This is a preliminary study of multifrequency bioimpedance spectroscopy of the mid abdomen as a measure of intra-abdominal fat, […]

Exposure to biomass smoke as a risk factor for oesophageal and gastric cancer in low-income populations: A systematic review

Violet Kayamba1,4, Douglas C. Heimburger2,3, Douglas R. Morgan2,3, Masharip Atadzhanov4, Paul Kelly1,4,5 Tropical Gastroenterology & Nutrition Group, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Lusaka, Zambia Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA Department of Internal Medicine, University of Zambia School of […]