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Detection and molecular characterization of herpes simplex virus from Tanzania and Norway
(The University of Bergen, 2006-12-22)
Community participation as a strategy in reducing maternal and child mortality in rural areas: A Literature review
(The University of Bergen, 2012-09-20)
Background: Maternal and neonatal mortality rate are still high in many developing countries. Lack of access to health facilities is one of the biggest challenges in the poorest households and in rural areas which ...
Respiratory Health among Cement Workers in Ethiopia
(The University of Bergen, 2011-11-04)
Background: Little is known on dust exposure and respiratory health among cement cleaners. There are only a few follow-up studies on respiratory health among cement factory workers and also studies on acute effects of ...
Feeding and growth of infants in Eastern Uganda. Methodological challenges and associated factors
(The University of Bergen, 2009-09-29)
Introduction: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is established as the safest feeding method in the first half of infancy. Mixing breast milk and other foods, including nonhuman milk and semi-solid foods (MF), before 6 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Determinants of male involvement in the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV programme in Eastern Uganda: a cross-sectional survey
(BioMed Central, 2010-06-23)
Background: Mother-to-child transmission of HIV (MTCT) accounts for over 95% of all paediatric HIV infections worldwide. Several studies have shown that male participation in the antenatal care of their spouses together ...
Physical activity patterns and socioeconomic position: the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey 1998 (GNHIES98)
(BioMed Central, 2012-12-15)
Background: We investigated the associations between education and leisure-time, occupational, sedentary and total physical-activity levels based on data from the German National Health Interview and Examination Survey ...
Maternal education is associated with vaccination status of infants less than 6 months in Eastern Uganda: a cohort study
(BioMed Central, 2010-12-15)
Background: Despite provision of free childhood vaccinations, less than half of all Ugandan infants are fully vaccinated. This study compares women with some secondary schooling to those with only primary schooling with ...
Predictors of Plasmodium falciparum Malaria Incidence in Chano Mille, South Ethiopia: A Longitudinal Study
(The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2012)
We assessed potential effects of local meteorological and environmental conditions, indoor residual spraying with insecticides, insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) use at individual and community levels, and individual factors ...