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  • Designing a contextually appropriate surgical training program in low-resource settings: the Botswana experience 

    Mutabdzic, Dorotea; Alemayehu, Bedada G.; Bakanisi, Balisi; Motsumi, Joseph; Georges, Azzie (Socie´te´ Internationale de Chirurgie,, 2012-08-01)
    Background The global burden of surgical disease and severe shortage of trained surgeons around the world are now widely recognized. The greatest challenge in improving access to surgical care lies in sub-Saharan Africa, ...
  • Potential for the specialty of Family Medicine in Botswana: A discussion paper 

    Parsons, Luise; Rijken, Taatske; Mbuka, Deogratias O.; Nkomazana, Oathokwa (AOSIS OpenJournals,, 2012-10)
    Family Medicine is developing rapidly as a medical and academic specialty in sub-Saharan Africa. The multifactorial policy drivers are not well described, but include population health needs, the World Health Organisation’s ...
  • Assessment of the household availability of oral rehydration salt in rural Botswana 

    Jammalamadugu, Swetha Bindu; Mosime, Botsang; Masupe, Tiny; Habte, Dereje (PAMJ-Center for Public Health Research and Information,, 2013)
    Introduction: Diarrhea contributed for 17.6% of under-five deaths in Botswana. Oral rehydration salt (ORS) therapy has been the cornerstone in the control of morbidity and mortality secondary to diarrheal diseases. The ...
  • Maternal risk factors for childhood anaemia in Ethiopia 

    Habte, Dereje; Asrat, Kalid; Magafu, Mgaywa GMD; Ali, Ibrahim M.; Benti, Tadele; Abtew, Wubeshet; Tegegne, Girma; Abera, Dereje; Shiferaw, Solomon (Women's Health and Action Research Centre [WHARC],, 2013-09)
    A total of 8260 children between the ages of 6-59 months were analyzed to identify the risk factors associated with childhood anaemia in Ethiopia. The overall mean (SD/ standard deviation) haemoglobin (Hgb) level among the ...
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in HIV-infected patients: report of 2 cases 

    Mwita, Julius Chacha; Baliki, Kgomotso; Tema, Ludo (Pan African Medical Journal;, 2013-09-04)
    Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is associated with increased risk of cerebrovascular disease; however Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis (CVST) is rarely associated with HIV-related cerebrovascular ...
  • SIRS model for the dynamics of non-typhoidal salmonella epidemics 

    Chaturvedi, Ojaswita; Masupe, Shedden; Masupe, Tiny (IJCER Online Publication Inc.,, 2013-10)
    A continuous mathematical model of salmonella diarrhea is introduced in this paper. According to the pathogenesis of salmonella, the model had been designed as an SIRS system comprising of a non-constant population. The ...
  • Non-communicable diseases in antiretroviral therapy recipients in Kagera Tanzania: a cross-sectional study 

    Magafu, Mgaywa Gilbert Mjungu Damas; Moji, Kazuhiko; Igumbor, Ehimario Uche; Magafu, Naoko Shimizu; Mwandri, Michael; Mwita, Julius Chacha; Habte, Dereje; Rwegerera, Godfrey Mutashambara; Hashizume, Masahiro (African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET);, 2013-11-06)
    Introduction: The aim of this study was to describe the extent of self-reported non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) recipients in Kagera region in Tanzania and their effect ...
  • Asthma prevalence, knowledge, and perceptions among secondary school pupils in rural and urban coastal districts in Tanzania 

    Shimwela, Meshack; Mwita, Julius C.; Mwandri, Michael; Rwegerera, Godfrey M.; Mashalla, Yohana; Mugusi, Ferdinand (Biomed Central,, 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 ...
  • Post abortion care data in Botswana 

    Benti, Tadele (2014)
    Data summary: this is data collected between 2013 and 2014 in two referral hospitals namely Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone and Nyangabwe Referral Hospital in Francistown and also in two district hospitals namely ...
  • Epidemiology of patients presenting to the emergency centre of Princess Marina Hospital in Gaborone, Botswana 

    Chandra, Amit; Mullan, Paul; Ho-Foster, Ari; Langeveldt, Antanoid; Caruso, Ngaire; Motsumi, Joseph; Kestler, Andrew (African Journal of Emergency Medicine,, 2014)
    Introduction: Emergency medicine is a newly recognized specialty in Botswana and the country launched an emergency medicine residency in January 2011. Data regarding the practice of emergency medicine in Botswana are ...
  • A continuous mathematical model for Shigella outbreaks 

    Chaturvedi, Ojaswita; Masupe, Tiny; Masupe, Shedden (Scientific & Academic Publishing,, 2014)
    A continuous mathematical model of shigella diarrhea is introduced in this paper. According to the pathogenesis of shigella, the model had been designed as an SIRS system comprising of a non-constant population. The ...
  • The experiences of people living with HIV/AIDS in Gaborone, Botswana: stigma, its consequences and coping mechanisms 

    Setlhare, Vincent; Wright, Anne; Couper, Ian (Aosis,, 2014)
    Background: This study was carried out in Bontleng, Extension 14 and Old Naledi, which are low-income residential areas of Gaborone, Botswana. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of people living with human ...
  • A case of cryptococcal lymphadenitis in an HIV-Infected woman 

    Rwegerera, Godfrey M.; Chowdhury, Wahhab; Setime, Mpho A.; Vento, Sandro (Israel Medical Association;, 2014-02)
    A 31 year old black African woman presented at a local clinic in Botswana with a 1 week history of a painless swelling on the left side of her neck. She did not have fever, night sweats, productive cough or weight loss. ...
  • Patient-centredness: meaning and propriety in the Botswana, African and non-Western contexts 

    Setlhare, Vincent; Couper, Ian; Wright, Anne (Aosis,, 2014-02-20)
    Patient-centredness is a key principle in Family Medicine. It is covered in a Family Medicine textbook by McWhinney and textbooks edited by Goh et al., Rakel and Rakel3 and Mash and Blitz-Lindeque, to name but a few. ...
  • A novel and fatal method of copper sulphate poisoning 

    Motlhatlhedi, Keneilwe; Firth, Jaccqueline A.; Setlhare, Vincent; Kaguamba, Jackson K.; Mmolaatshepe, Mmapula (Elsevier,, 2014-04)
    Introduction: Copper sulphate is widely used around the world as a pesticide and seed fungicide. Many cases of accidental intoxication with this substance have been reported among farm workers who have absorbed large amounts ...
  • Adherence to anti-diabetic drugs among patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania- A cross-sectional study 

    Rwegerera, Godfrey (Pan African Medical Journal in partnership with AFNET,, 2014-04-07)
    Introduction: Adherence to diabetes mellitus treatment regimens among Type 2 diabetes patients in Tanzania has not been well documented. This study sought to assess adherence to antidiabetic drugs and associated factors ...
  • Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome and pregnancy 

    Mwita, Julius Chacha; Vento, Sandro; Benti, Tadele (PAMJ-Center for Public Health Research and Information,, 2014-04-08)
    Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-Haemolytic Uremic Syndrome (TTP-HUS) is a rare pregnancy and postpartum complication that may simulate the more common obstetric complications, preeclampsia and the syndrome of haemolysis, ...
  • Chronic multiple lung abscesses presenting as a Left lung apical mass: a ticking bomb? 

    Rwegerera, Godfrey; Taolo, Erasmus (Pan African Medical Journal in partnership with African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET),, 2014-04-17)
  • An introduction to the practice of psychiattry in Botswana 

    Opondo, Philip (House of Gendero,, 2014-05)
    Basic Job Description: Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
  • Pulmonary artery thrombosis in a patient with right-sided heart failure 

    Rwegerera, Godfrey; King, Mmakgomo (Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria,, 2014-06-06)
    Pulmonary thromboembolism occurring either abruptly or insidious poses a greater challenge in diagnosis. A high index of suspicion is required to proceed with proper investigations in patients with nonspecific cardiac or ...