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  • The adequacy of antenatal care services among slum residents in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

    Mashalla, Yohana S.; Bayou, Yibeltal T.; Thupayagale-Tshweneagae, Gloria (BioMed Central, https://www.biomedcentral.com, 2016)
    Background: There are recent efforts made to eliminate inequalities in the utilisation of basic health care services. More emphasis is given for improvement of health in developing countries including maternal and child ...
  • African female physicians and nurses in the global care chain: qualitative explorations from five destination countries 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Wojczewski, Silvia; Pentz, Stephen; Blacklock, Claire; Hoffmann, Kathryn; Peersman, Wim; Kutalek, Ruth (Public Library Science//https://www.plos.org/, 2015-06-12)
    Migration of health professionals is an important policy issue for both source and destination countries around the world. The majority of migrant care workers in industrialized countries today are women. However, the ...
  • Are anatomical sciences adequately represented in the problems-based learning clinical cases? 

    Missankov, A.; Missankova, K. I. (ScopeMed Journal Management System, http://www.scopemed.org, 2015-02)
    Problem-based learning (PBL) is a relatively new teaching method, which was introduced in medical education as an alternative to the traditional method of teaching. One of the major advantages of the PBL method was that, ...
  • Asthma prevalence, knowledge and perceptions among secondary school pupils in rural and urban coastal districts in Tanzania 

    Mashalla, Yohana; Shimwela, Meshack; Mwita, Julius C.; Mwandri, Michael; Rwegerera, Godfrey M.; Mugusi, Ferdinand (BioMed Central// https://www.biomedcentral.com, 2014)
    Background: Asthma is a common chronic disease of childhood that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of asthma among secondary school pupils in urban and rural areas ...
  • The bacterium that could cause cancer 

    Vento, S.; Tanko, M.N. (The Lancet. http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanonc/issue/current, 2009)
    Biopsy specimens were taken from intact areas of antral mucosa in 100 consenting consecutive patients presenting for gastroscopy at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia. Spiral or curved bacilli were found in biopsy ...
  • Beneficial effects of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in gestational diabetes: consequences in macrosomia and adulthood obesity 

    Mashalla, Yohana; Yessoufou, Akadiri; Nekoua, Magloire P.; Gbankoto, Adam; Moutairou, Kabirou (Hindawi Publishing Corporation//www.hindawi.com/journals/jdr/, 2015)
    Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are increasingly being used to prevent cardiovascular diseases, including diabetes and obesity. In this paper, we report data on the observed effects of omega-3 PUFA on major ...
  • The clinical characteristics of patients with glaucoma presenting to Botswana healthcare facilities: an observational study 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Falama, Rosemary; Mongwa, Matlhogonolo; Mutapanduwa, Mishell; Baemisi, Chao; Brealey, Evelyn; Lehasa, Alice; Josiah, Engelinah; Jankowski, Deborah; Jackson, Daniel J.; Razai, Mohammad S.; White, Andrew J.; Kerr-Muir, Malcolm G.; Ngondi, Jeremiah M.; Martin, Keith R. (BMJ Publishing Group//www.bmjgroup.com, 2014)
    This study aimed to establish the clinical characteristics of patients with glaucoma attending eye care facilities in Botswana, and management of glaucoma among patients who received care in these facilities. The study ...
  • Clinical use of blood and blood components in post-abortion care in Botswana 

    Tsima, B.M.; Melese, T.; Mogobe, K. D.; Chabaesele, K.; Rankgoane, G.; Nassali, M.; Habte, D. (Wiley; http://www.wileyopenaccess.com/view/index.html, 2016-05-23)
    Background: Understanding the pattern and gaps in blood product utilisation in post-abortion care is crucial for evidence-based planning and priority setting. Objective: To describe the current use of blood and blood ...
  • Correlates of unintended pregnancy in Ethiopia: results from a national survey 

    Habte, Dereje; Teklu, Sisay; Melese, Tadele; Magafu, Mgaywa G. M. D. (Public Library Science; https://www.plos.org/, 2013-12)
    Background: Unintended pregnancy has been a major reproductive health challenge in resource poor settings including Ethiopia. It has adverse consequences to the mother, child and the health sector’s resources. Understanding ...
  • Developing the Botswana Primary Care guideline: an integrated, symptom-based primary care guideline for the adult patient in a resource‑limited setting 

    Tsima, Billy M.; Setlhare, Vincent; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (Dove Press; https://www.dovepress.com/, 2016)
    Background: Botswana’s health care system is based on a primary care model. Various national guidelines exist for specific diseases. However, most of the guidelines address management at a tertiary level and often appear ...
  • The diabetic foot risks profile in Selebi Phikwe Government Hospital, Botswana 

    Tshitenge, Stephane; Ganiyu, Adewale; Mbuka, Deogratias; Shama, Joseph M. (AOSIS, http://aosis.co.za/, 2014-10-17)
    Aim: The present study aimed: (1) to evaluate the proportion of each diabetic foot (DF) risk category, according to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot (IWGDF) consensus, in patients attending the diabetic ...
  • Diaspora engagement of African migrant health workers - examples from five destination countries 

    Wojczewski, Silvia; Poppe, Annelien; Hoffmann, Kathryn; Peersman, Wim; Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Pentz, Stephen; Kutalek, Ruth (Taylor and Francis; http://taylorandfrancis.com/, 2015)
    Background: Migrant health workers fill care gaps in their destination countries, but they also actively engage in improving living conditions for people of their countries of origin through expatriate professional ...
  • The effectiveness of the South African Triage Toll use in Mahalapye District Hospital – Emergency Department, Botswana 

    Tshitenge, Stephane T.; Ogunbanjo, Gboyega A.; Mbuka, Deogratias O. (AOSIS, http://aosis.co.za/, 2016)
    Background: The study aimed to determine the proportion of each priority level of patients, time of performance in each priority level, and the reliability of the South African Triage Scale (SATS) tool at the Mahalapye ...
  • Establishing a new medical school: Botswana’s experience 

    Mokone, Gaonyadiwe G.; Kebaetse, Maikutlo; Wright, John; Kebaetse, Masego B.; Makgabana-Dintwa, Oarabile; Kebaabetswe, Poloko; Badlangana, Ludo; Mogodi, Mpho; Bryant, Katie; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (Academic Medicine, http://journals.lww.com/AcademicMedicine/pages/default.aspx, 2014-08)
    Having adequate numbers of qualified human resources for health is essential for any effective health care system. However, there is a global shortage of skilled health care workers, especially in Sub-Saharan African ...
  • Establishing a new medical school: Botswana’s experience 

    Mokone, Gaonyadiwe G.; Kebaetse, Maikutlo; Wright, John; Kebaetse, Masego B.; Makgabana-Dintwa, Oarabile; Kebaabetswe, Poloko; Badlangana, Ludo; Mogodi, Mpho; Bryant, Katie; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (Association of American Medical Colleges; https://www.aamc.org, 2014-10)
    Having adequate numbers of qualified human resources for health (HRH) is essential for any effective health care system. However, there is a global shortage of skilled health care workers, especially in Sub-Saharan African ...
  • Global health leadership training in resource-limited settings: a collaborative approach by academic institutions and local health care programs in Uganda 

    Mashalla, Yohana; Nakanjako, Damalie; Namagala, Elizabeth; Semeere, Aggrey; Kigozi, Joanitor; Sempa, Joseph; Ddamulira, John Bosco; Katamba, Achilles; Biraro, Sam; Naikoba, Sarah; Farquhar, Carey; Afya Bora Consortium Members; Sewankambo, Nelson (BioMed Central, https://www.biomedcentral.com, 2015)
    Introduction: Due to a limited health workforce, many health care providers in Africa must take on health leadership roles with minimal formal training in leadership. Hence, the need to equip health care providers ...
  • Going rural – protracted immersion or toe-wetting: Does it matter? 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa (Health and Medical Publishing Group; https://www.saoa.org.za/publications/hpmg, 2016-04-25)
    Universal access to healthcare mandates that all people worldwide have access to comprehensive healthcare services, without suffering financial hardship. However, unless the severe shortages and inequitable distribution of ...
  • High levels of post-abortion complication in a setting where abortion service is not legalized 

    Melese, Tadele; Habte, Dereje; Tsima, Billy M.; Mogobe, Keitshokile Dintle; Chabaesele, Kesegofetse; Rankgoane, Goabaone; Keakabetse, Tshiamo R.; Masweu, Mabole; Mokotedi, Mosidi; Motana, Mpho; Moreri-Ntshabele, Badani (Public Library Science; https://www.plos.org/, 2017-01-06)
    Background Maternal mortality due to abortion complications stands among the three leading causes of maternal death in Botswana where there is a restrictive abortion law. This study aimed at assessing the patterns and ...
  • How to create more supportive supervision for primary healthcare: lessons from Ngamiland district of Botswana: co-operative inquiry group 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Mash, Robert; Wojczewski, Silvia; Kutalek, Ruth; Phaladze, Nthabiseng (Taylor and Francis//http://taylorandfrancis.com/, 2016-06-24)
    Background: Supportive supervision is a way to foster performance, productivity, motivation, and retention of health workforce. Nevertheless there is a dearth of evidence of the impact and acceptability of supportive ...
  • Human resources for health in Botswana: the results of in-country database and reports analysis 

    Nkomazana, Oathokwa; Peersman, Wim; Willcox, Merlin; Mash, Robert; Phaladze, Nthabiseng (AOSIS//http://www.aosis.co.za/publishing, 2014)
    Botswana is a large middle-income country in Southern Africa with a population of just over two million. Shortage of human resources for health is blamed for the inability to provide high quality accessible health services. ...