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Incidence and dietary risk factors of goitre in children in a rural area/ D.R.Congo
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-07)
Background: Although deficiency in dietary iodine remains the main cause of endemic and sporadic goitre, naturally occurring goitrogens in foods are additional factors that play a major role in developing goitre. In this ...
Low adherence to exclusive breastfeeding in Eastern Uganda: A community-based cross-sectional study comparing dietary recall since birth with 24-hour recall
(BioMed Central, 2007-03-01)
Background: Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended as the best feeding alternative for infants up to six months and has a protective effect against mortality and morbidity. It also seems to lower HIV-1 transmission ...
Tanzania national survey on iodine deficiency: impact after twelve years of salt iodation
(BioMed Central, 2009-09-03)
Background: In many low-income countries, children are at high risk of iodine deficiency disorders, including brain damage. In the early 1990s, Tanzania, a country that previously suffered from moderate to severe iodine ...
Counselling, child growth and feeding of children in Uganda in the era of HIV. Contexts and consequences
(The University of Bergen, 2011-06-03)
Background: Despite gradual improvements in child survival, around 8 million children die globally every year before the age of 5 years. Infant feeding practices including breastfeeding vary considerably between settings, ...
A qualitative and quantitative study of five selected periodontal-endodontic lesions
(The University of Bergen, 2005)
Mental health of African school children : epidemiological, clinical and neuropsychological studies from Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo
(The University of Bergen, 2005-11-29)
Family values of young people in Limpopo, South Africa: A sociocultural psychological study on perceptions and experiences of reproduction and parenthood
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-12)
Background: The institution of the family in South Africa is commonly described as being in a state of crisis, and young people’s family values are key in learning about how to break the negative trends in the institution ...
High attrition among HIV-infected patients with advanced disease treated in an intermediary referral center in Maputo, Mozambique
(Co-Action Publishing, 2014-04-08)
Background: In Mozambique, antiretroviral therapy (ART) scale-up has been successfully implemented. However, attrition in care remains a major programmatic challenge. In 2009, an intermediary-level HIV referral center was ...
Improved salt iodation methods for small-scale salt producers in low-resource settings in Tanzania
(BioMed Central, 2009-06-17)
Background: Universal salt iodation will prevent iodine deficiency disorders (IDD). Globally, salt-iodation technologies mostly target large and medium-scale salt-producers. Since most producers in low-income countries are ...
Community based peer counsellors for support of exclusive breastfeeding: experiences from rural Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2006-10-20)
Background: Universal exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months could reduce infant mortality by 13%. Although 99% women initiate breastfeeding in Uganda, exclusive breastfeeding rates remain low. Although peer ...