Browsing Centre for International Health by Author "Shargie, Estifanos Biru"
Determinants of Treatment Adherence Among Smear-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Southern Ethiopia Shargie, Estifanos Biru; Lindtjørn, Bernt (Public Library of Science, 2007-02-13)Background: Defaulting from treatment remains a challenge for most tuberculosis control programmes. It may increase the risk of drug resistance, relapse, death, and prolonged infectiousness. The aim of this study was ...Journal articlePeer reviewed
DOTS improves treatment outcomes and service coverage for tuberculosis in South Ethiopia: a retrospective trend analysis Shargie, Estifanos Biru; Lindtjørn, Bernt (BioMed Central, 2005-06-06)Background: DOTS as a strategy was introduced to the tuberculosis control programme in Southern region of Ethiopia in 1996. The impact of the programme on treatment outcomes and the trend in the service coverage for ...Journal articlePeer reviewed
Trends, challenges and opportunities in tuberculosis control in rural Ethiopia : Epidemiological and operational studies in a resource-constrained setting Shargie, Estifanos Biru (The University of Bergen, 2007-02-21)Many people still die of tuberculosis (TB). One-third of the world’s population is infected with M. tuberculosis, and the poor suffer most. More than 95% of TB cases and deaths are in developing countries and TB is closely ...Doctoral thesis