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Parents and Teachers Battling Trachoma: A School Based Initiative in Uganda

The poor state of children’s health was identified as a major cause of the poor education achieve-Lents by the Ministry of Education in Uganda. In 1999, a baseline survey in the schools in Kinkizi district identified several health problems, including vision problems: 27 percent of the students had conjunctivitis; 23 percent ad trachoma; and 12.31 […]

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Implementing Point-Of-Care Testing for HIV in Pharmacies: A Pilot Evaluation in the United Kingdom

In 2010, NHS Newham in the United Kingdom, implemented a pilot for Point-of-care (PoCT) testing for HIV pharmacies situated in the East London borough of Newham. The aim has been to increase the availability of services for HIV testing beyond traditional clinical care settings. This paper outlines the practical experience of implementing Point-of-Care testing for […]

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Availability and Affordability of Essential Medicines: Exploring the Health Seeking Behaviours and Health Services Utilization for Children Under-5 Years, Living in Squatter Settlements of Karachi, Pakistan.

Child health outcomes in the poor communities are largely affected by the non-availability and non-affordability of essential medicines. We examined the shelf-availability of medicines for children under-5 years of age at a rural health center, conducted focus group discussions with the mothers and interviewed health care providers of the area to study the phenomenon.

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