International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer
HTLV-1 infections are particularly prevalent in parts of Japan, the Caribbean, and West Africa, with the virus apparently endemic in Africa for centuries with only a minor impact upon the population's health. Findings are reported from a study conducted to assess the impact of HTLV-1 infection upon overall survival and to investigate the risk facto...
Review of African political economy
"Between 1 and 15 of August , Mozambique had its second country-wide population census. This briefing will outline how the census ran--an operation of considerable scale in an extremely poor and war-damaged country--and will also raise some broader questions which relate the census to Mozambique's contemporary politics."
World health forum
Poverty is the main reason why babies are not vaccinated, clean water and sanitation are not provided, curative drugs and other treatments are not available, and mothers die in childbirth. It is the main cause of low life expectancy, handicap, disability, and starvation, and a major factor in mental illness, stress, suicide, family disintegration, ...
Reproductive changes in sub-Saharan Africa depend upon women's socioeconomic conditions, as well as their informational and cultural resources. Reproductive changes have been most marked in sub-Saharan cities because compared to small-town and rural residents, urban residents have greater exposure to and choice among alternate economic strategies, ...
Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology
Findings are presented from a study conducted to assess the perinatal mortality rate and explore the association between alleged maternal and pregnancy-related risk factors and perinatal death in Cape Verde. Risk factors for perinatal death were assessed among 104 bereaved mothers and 292 mothers of surviving infants in an area-based case-control s...
Women & health
This paper analyzes women's choice between indigenous contraception (a combination of herbal and magical medicine) and western contraception (mainly oral pills, IUDs, and injectables) in urban Mozambique. Data collection according to the qualitative method was conducted in 1993; it included participant observation, in-depth interviews, and focus gr...
AIDS (London, England)
Western blot (WB) is the most widely used serological confirmatory test of ELISA and rapid simple tests (RST) to detect infection with HIV. WB tests, however, are expensive, time-consuming, and have technical disadvantages. The authors therefore conducted a study to identify cost-efficient alternative strategies for HIV-antibody screening, confirma...
AIDS weekly plus
A measles epidemic began in Mozambique in August 1997; many children died, most of whom were never immunized. According to an October 29, 1997, article released by the Afrika News Network, an average of 30 children suffering from measles and diarrhea are brought daily to a local clinic with a capacity for only 20 patients/day. The parents of the ch...
Kenya's Nyanza Province is experiencing a major cholera outbreak. More than 130 people have died since the first case was reported 3 months ago and 30 food houses and two major markets have been closed by health authorities in the provincial capital, Kisumu. The provincial medical officer has reported that more than 2500 people have thus far been h...
A series of new safe motherhood midwifery education modules was evaluated in nursing and midwifery education institutions, regional training centers, acute care hospitals, and community settings in Ethiopia, Fiji, Lesotho, Mozambique, and Nepal in 1995. The series was developed by the World Health Organization's Maternal Health and Safe Motherhood ...