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Sunday
28/09/2003
Something in the air – the future of mosquito control in Tanzania?
Dar es Salaam’s 2.5 million residents spend up to US$ 1 million each month on products to rid their homes of mosquitoes. Researchers from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
On best behaviour: men"s attitudes to sexual health in Cambodia
The HIV epidemic in Cambodia is one of the most serious in Asia. The main cause of the rapid increase in infection is unprotected heterosexual sex. In Cambodia it is men who genera ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
Famine in Ethiopia: is food aid the answer?
As the world geared up to provide fourteen million Ethiopians with the food aid needed to guarantee their survival, the question remains – why is there still such widespread hunger ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
Comparing practice with evidence: obstetric care in government hospitals in China.
In China, over 60 per cent of women give birth in health facilities; Shanghai has the highest rate, with virtually all deliveries taking place in hospital. Recently there have been ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
Future prospects: long-term effects of severe malaria in childhood
Do children who recover from severe forms of malaria have long-term brain damage? Researchers at the Kenya Medical Research Institute found that language problems may be an importa ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
Artemether-lumefantrine: is it effective for treating uncomplicated malaria?
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is promoting artemisinin combination therapy to combat emerging malaria drug resistance. Artemether-lumefantrine is one such combination and is ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
The price is right – assessing willingness to pay in Burkina Faso
What is the best way to measure how much people are willing to pay for healthcare? We can check a test’s reliability by asking the same question at two points in time and comparing ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
Fairly fair? Approaches to health equity in Namibia
Many health inequalities are due to unequal access to society’s resources. In theory, they are avoidable – but how? The international community tends to define health equity as ‘eq ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
Accidental damage – what is the outlook for unwanted babies?
‘Unintended’ pregnancies are either ‘unwanted’ or ‘mistimed’ (coming sooner than desired). What does this mean for a child’s health? Researchers from the University of London tackl ....
Sunday
28/09/2003
The unfortunate generation: stroke survivors in Riga, Latvia
What is it like to be ill in the former Soviet Union? Do people in diverse settings view the impact of stroke differently? Researchers from King’s College London interviewed stroke ....
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