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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 ...
  • Community perceptions of eye diseases among 14-40 year olds in Chiota, Zimbabwe 

    Tapera, Roy; Chipendo, Geraldine Nyasha; January, James; Dube, Blessing (Taylor & Francis, www.taylorandfrancis.com/, 2012-10)
    It is estimated that 1% of the Zimbabwean population is blind with half of these cases being attributed to causes other than cataracts and that 80% of these causes are avoidable. A cross sectional survey was carried out ...
  • 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 ...
  • Diagnostic profiles and predictors of treatment outcome among children and adolescents attending a national psychiatric hospital in Botswana 

    Olashore, Anthony A.; Frank‑Hatitchki, Bechedza; Ogunwobi, Olorunfemi (BioMed Central, www.biomedcentral.com, 2017)
    Background: Attention is currently being drawn to child psychiatric care, most especially in the developed countries. This type of care is still rudimentary in the developing countries. Botswana is one of the African ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dyskinesia in an unmedicated adolescent with a 5-year history of tobacco use: a case report 

    Opondo, Philip R.; Akanni, Oluyemi O.; Olashore, Anthony A. (BioMed Central, www.biomedcentral.com, 2016)
    Background: Tobacco use among mentally ill patients is approximately two to three times higher than that in the general population. Withdrawal from tobacco is a common occurrence and many authors have described various symptoms ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fetus-in-fetu in Botswana 

    Goutam, Chowdhury; Banda, Francis Msume (Elsevier, www.elsevier.com, 2017-09)
    Fetus-in-fetu is a medical term that describes a fetus implanted within its twin, on whom it is entirely dependent for its survival through a vascular connection. It occurs in about 1 in 500,000 live births. So far, there ...
  • 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 ...