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Asthma prevalence, knowledge, and perceptions among secondary school pupils in rural and urban coastal districts in Tanzania
(Biomed Central, http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcpublichealth, 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 ...
Prevalence and determinants of metabolic syndrome: a cross-sectional survey of general medical outpatient clinics using National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III criteria in Botswana
(Dove Medical Press, https://www.dovepress.com, 2016)
Background: Low- and middle-income countries, including Botswana, are facing rising prevalence of obesity and obesity-related cardiometabolic complications. Very little information is known about clustering of cardiovascular ...
Response to the novel Corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic across Africa: successes, challenges, and implications for the Future
(Frontiers Media S.A., www.frontiersin.org, 2020-09-11)
Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed considerable lives. There are major concerns in Africa due to existing high prevalence rates for both infectious and non-infectious diseases and limited resources in ...
Review of ongoing activities and challenges to improve the care of patients with Type 2 Diabetes across Africa and the implications for the future
(Frontiers Media S.A. www.frontiersin.org, 2020-03-20)
Background: There has been an appreciable increase in the number of people in Africa with metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in recent years as a result of a number of factors. Factors include lifestyle changes, ...
Prophylactic antibiotics to prevent surgical site infections in Botswana: findings and implications
(Taylor & Francis, http://www.taylorandfrancis.com, 2018-03-23)
Background and aims: Antibiotic prophylaxis in surgery is known to reduce the rate of surgical site infections (SSI) as well as shorten hospital stay. However, there is currently a scarcity of data on antibiotic prophylaxis ...