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The role of 'hidden' community volunteers in community-based health service delivery platforms: examples from sub-Saharan Africa
(Co-Action Publishing, 2015)
Community-based research on child survival in sub-Saharan Africa has focussed on the increased provision of curative health services by a formalised cadre of lay community health workers (CHWs), but we have identified a ...
The impact of HIV infection and disease stage on the rate of weight gain and duration of refeeding and treatment in severely malnourished children in rural South African hospitals
(Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
BACKGROUND: Evidence of the effects of HIV infection and clinical stage on the duration of refeeding and treatment (DRT) and the rate of weight gain (RWG) in severely malnourished children remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVES: ...
Exclusive breastfeeding promotion by peer counsellors in sub-Saharan Africa (PROMISE-EBF): a cluster-randomised trial
Background: Exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) is reported to be a life-saving intervention in low-income settings. The effect of breastfeeding counselling by peer counsellors was assessed in Africa. Methods:24 communities ...
Analysis of human resources for health strategies and policies in 5 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, in response to GFATM AND Pepfar-funded HIV-activities
(BioMed Central -The Open Access Publisher, 2013)
BACKGROUND: Global Health Initiatives (GHIs), aiming at reducing the impact of specific diseases such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), have flourished since 2000. Amongst these, PEPFAR and GFATM have provided ...