Archive | Women and Children

Mothers’ Use and Perceptions of Artemisinin-Based Combination Therapy for Treating Malaria among Under-Five Children in Nigeria

The adoption and promotion of Artemisinin-based Combination Therapy (ACT) in Nigeria is influenced by the increasing prevalence of Chloroquine resistant malaria. However, little is known about the adoption and perceptions of nursing mothers regarding ACT.

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GHF2006 – PS20 – Gender, Sexual & Reproductive Health: Access Issues

Session outline Parallel session 20, Friday, September 1 2006, 14:00-15:30 Chair(s): Mary Anne Burke, Switzerland, Priscilla Daniel, India Microfinance and Health Intermediation  K. Narendar, Chief Executive, DHAN Foundation, Madurai, India Micro-credit Financing and Impact on Female Genital Mutilation Berhane Ras-Work, NGO, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, Geneva, Switzerland Mainstreaming Gender-Based Analysis of […]

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COPD Prevalence among Women due To Indoor Air Pollution: South India

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 4th leading cause of death and 13th leading cause of burden of diseases worldwide. Although smoking remains the predominant risk factor, exposure to solid fuel smoke has also been identified as a risk factor for COPD, with rural women in developing countries bearing most of this disease burden.

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