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7 Jul 2009

A New Voice for the Poor

The two infections interact biologically, and in terms of their combined impact on health systems. It is not therefore appropriate to address them through separate, “vertical” control programmes.
Source: BMJ
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12 May 2008

Poverty & Environment Indicators

A report commissioned by UNDP-UNEP concludes that poverty-reduction cannot be achieved without taking into account the environment
Source: Capability and Sustainability Centre, University of Cambridge

18 Apr 2008

Socio-economic status is inversely related to bed net use in Gabon

Socio-economic factors will be important considerations in programmes to promote the use of insecticide-treated bed nets for prevention of malaria. A study of the use of untreated nets in Gabon has found that poor families are the most likely to use nets, but their nets are in the poorest condition.
Source: Malaria Journal
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11 Mar 2008

Epidemiology and psycho-social aspects of onchocercal skin diseases in northeastern Nigeria

Ikem Chris Okoye and colleagues found that the worst consequences of onchocercal skin diseases were social isolation, shame and low self esteem, and the high cost of medication. They call for onchocersiasis programmes to address the anxiety and depression associated with the disease.
Source: BMC Filaria Journal
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1 Mar 2008

‘He will ask why the child gets sick so often’: The gendered dynamics of intra-household bargaining over healthcare for children with fever in the Volta Region of Ghana

The gendered dynamics of intra-household bargaining around treatment seeking for children with fever is investigated through qualitative research
Source: Social Science & Medicine
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13 Feb 2008

Brazil well-placed to tackle neglected diseases

Improved control of neglected tropical diseases in Brazil would be a highly cost-effective health measure and a cost-effective anti-poverty measure, according to an article in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

23 Jan 2008

The Social Determinants Of Schistosomiasis

The Commission on the Social Determinants of Health (SDH) was launched by WHO in March 2005.
Source: WHO/TDR
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21 Jan 2008

Tuberculosis And Hiv: Operational Challenges Facing Collaboration And Integration

Tuberculosis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease have been closely entwined since the early years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Source: WHO/TDR
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17 Jan 2008

Sociocultural And Behavioural Issues In The Treatment And Prevention Of Malaria

Just over a decade ago, Oaks et al.
Source: WHO/TDR
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23 Oct 2007

Neglected Patients with a Neglected Disease? A Qualitative Study of Lymphatic Filariasis

A Sri Lankan study confirms lymphatic filariasis is associated with poor living conditions.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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