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Responsible Mothering in Limpopo, South Africa: Perspectives of Adolescents
(Psychology & Society, 2013)
Mothering is recognized as important in shaping adolescent children’s identity cross-culturally, but how people understand and practice mothering varies between social contexts. In postapartheid South Africa, the institution ...
The silent HIV epidemic among pregnant women within rural Northern Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2006-04-27)
Background: Many national antenatal clinics (ANC) based HIV surveillance systems in sub-Saharan Africa have limited coverage of remote rural sites, a weakness that compromises adequate estimation, monitoring and development ...
Why do health workers in rural Tanzania prefer public sector employment?
(BioMed Central, 2012-04-05)
Background: Severe shortages of qualified health workers and geographical imbalances in the workforce in many low-income countries require the national health sector management to closely monitor and address issues ...
Neurology in Africa: Clinical Skills and Neurological Disorders
Neurology in Africa is a new textbook on neurological disorders in Sub-Saharan Africa where they are a common cause of death and disability. The author has spent many years working as physician and neurologist in Tanzania. ...
Klima: Det haster med handling. Artikler og debattinnlegg 2009-2011.
(Centre for International Health, The University of Bergen, 2011)
Measuring inequalities in the distribution of health workers: the case of Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2009-01-21)
Background: The overall human resource shortages and the distributional inequalities in the health workforce in many developing countries are well acknowledged. However, little has been done to measure the degree of ...
Child health in a Ugandan cohort: Studies on survival, vaccination and malaria
(The University of Bergen, 2011-10-24)
Background: To reduce under-five mortality according to Millennium Development Goal 4, infant mortality must be reduced considerably. The aim of this thesis was to measure perinatal and infant mortality and to explore ...
Mutations of the p53 gene in oral squamous-cell carcinomas from sudanese dippers of nitrosamine-rich toombak and non-snuff-dippers from the Sudan and Scandinavia
(Wiley-Liss, Inc., 1999-11-08)
Using PCR-SSCP/DNA sequencing methods, we analyzed 14 oral squamous-cell carcinomas (OSCCs) and 8 pre-malignant oral lesions from different Sudanese patients for prevalence of mutations in exons 5 to 9 of the p53 gene in ...
Intimate partner violence and infant morbidity: evidence of an association from a population-based study in eastern Uganda in 2003
(BioMed Central, 2007-11-07)
Background: Although recent studies suggest that there is an association between intimate partner violence and child mortality, the underlying mechanisms are still unknown. It is against this background that as a secondary ...
Traditional values of virginity and sexual behaviour in rural Ethiopian youth: results from a cross-sectional study
(BioMed Central, 2008-01-09)
Background: Delaying sexual initiation has been promoted as one of the methods of decreasing risks of HIV among young people. In traditional countries, such as Ethiopia, retaining virginity until marriage is the norm. ...