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“She would sit with me": mothers’ experiences of individual peer support for exclusive breast feeding in Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2010-10-26)
Background: Different strategies have been used to improve the initiation and duration of breastfeeding. Peer counsellors are reported to improve exclusive breastfeeding levels, but few studies have assessed the satisfaction ...
Risk factors for maternal death in the highlands of rural northern Tanzania: a case-control study
(BioMed Central, 2008-02-08)
Background Tanzania has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios in sub-Saharan Africa. Due to the paucity of epidemiological information on maternal deaths, and the high maternal mortality estimates found earlier in ...
Trends, challenges and opportunities in tuberculosis control in rural Ethiopia : Epidemiological and operational studies in a resource-constrained setting
(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 ...
Investigating trends in HIV transmission and risk factors in Zambia
(The University of Bergen, 2008-04-25)
The objective of HIV surveillance is to document trends in HIV prevalence and transmission risk in order to make informed policies and to guide prevention and care/treatment programmes. Zambia established a comprehensive ...
Mestringsressurser og helsestatus : en empirisk undersøkelse av personer med revmatorid artritt
(The University of Bergen, 1995)
Bacteraemia among severely malnourished children infected and uninfected with the human immunodeficiency virus-1 in Kampala, Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2006-11-07)
Background: To establish the magnitude of bacteraemia in severely malnourished children, and describe the types of bacteria and antimicrobial sensitivity by HIV status. Method: Isolates were recovered from 76 blood specimens. ...
Antihypertensive and lipid lowering treatment in 70–74 year old individuals – predictors for treatment and blood-pressure control : a population based survey. The Hordaland Health Study (HUSK)
(BioMed Central, 2006-10-19)
Background: In an elderly, community based population we aimed at investigating antihypertensive and lipid lowering medication use in relation to own and familiar cardiovascular morbidity and diabetes mellitus, as well as ...
Antimicrobial resistance in bacterial infections in urban and rural Tanzania
(The University of Bergen, 2007-05-16)
Infectious diseases cause one in every six deaths worldwide. Antimicrobial drugs have helped dramatically in curing patients suffering from bacterial infections. However, emerging antimicrobial resistance in bacteria ...
Delegated discretion: A call for reasonableness in surrogate decision-making and clinical judgment
(The University of Bergen, 2009-01-30)
In a democratic welfare state, how should individual judgment be exercised and constrained when someone is making decisions on behalf of another who is not considered competent to make his or her own decisions? How should ...
Determinants of Treatment Adherence Among Smear-Positive Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Southern Ethiopia
(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 to ...