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Early childhood head circumference: Reference ranges for Ethiopian population
(The University of Bergen, 2014-05-25)
Background: Hydrocephalus is a condition of increased volume of cerebrospinal fluid commonly associated with impaired brain function. It is more common in developing countries and mostly frequently in children. One can ...
Perinatal mortality and anaemia in pregnancy in rural northern Tanzania
(The University of Bergen, 2004-01-23)
The aim was to estimate the perinatal mortality rate, to study potential determinants and causes of perinatal and neonatal deaths, and their avoidability in a rural area of Tanzania. Further, we studied the prevalence ...
Maternal and neonatal mortality in south-west Ethiopia: Estimates and socio-economic inequality
(Public Library of Science, 2014-04-30)
Introduction: Ethiopia has achieved the fourth Millennium Development Goal by reducing under 5 mortality. Nevertheless, there are challenges in reducing maternal and neonatal mortality. The aim of this study was to estimate ...
Detection and molecular characterization of herpes simplex virus from Tanzania and Norway
(The University of Bergen, 2006-12-22)
Early cessation of breastfeeding amongst women inSouth Africa: an area needing urgent attention toi mprove child health
(BioMed Central, 2012-07-24)
Background: Breastfeeding is a critical component of interventions to reduce child mortality. Exclusive breastfeeding practice is extremely low in South Africa and there has been no improvement in this over the past ten ...
Variation in Malaria Transmission in Southern Ethiopia. The impact of prevention strategies and a need for targeted intervention
(The University of Bergen, 2013-09-03)
In Ethiopia, 60 per cent of the population is at risk of malaria. The transmission of the disease is unstable, and hence, the possibility of epidemics demanded continuous vigilance and preparedness of the health system. ...
The challenge of improving the management of hospitalised children with severe acute malnutrition in Uganda
(The University of Bergen, 2008-06-03)
Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number 4 is to reduce the global mortality rate among under-fives by two thirds between 1990 and 2015. Efforts to prevent child deaths need to be stepped up in order to meet this target. ...
Epidemiology of perinatal mortality in rural Burkina Faso: A community-based prospective cohort study
(The University of Bergen, 2009-06-22)
Background: Perinatal mortality is one of the major public health problems in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that over 6 millions infant deaths occur each year during the perinatal period either as stillbirths or ...
Exploring inequities in skilled care at birth among migrant population in a metropolitan city Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; a qualitative study
(BioMed Central, 2014-11-25)
Introduction: Ethiopia records high levels of inequity in skilled birth care (SBC), where the gaps are much wider among urban migrant women. An intervention project has been conducted in Addis Ababa, intending to improve ...
The mother, her confidants and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) services in the Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania
(The University of Bergen, 2011-09-05)
Introduction: In Tanzania, the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme was introduced in 2000 and has thereafter been scaled up. The overall aim of this thesis from the Kilimanjaro region, ...