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Amber Gove, Tracy Brunette, Jennae Bulat, Bidemi Carrol, Catherine Henny, Wykia Macon, Evangeline Nderu, Yasmin Sitabkhan
We present results from early learning programs in six African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with ministries of education, RTI International has worked within government systems to support the design and deployment of locally contextualized materials, training, and assessment tools, with the goal of improving outcomes for early learners in primary schools, and in Kenya and Tanzania preprimary as well. Here we report on the experience and evidence of impact from specific programs in each country, including summary assessment results when available...
December 2017: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243253/healthcare-provider-attitudes-regarding-the-provision-of-assisted-reproductive-services-for-hiv-affected-couples-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Alana N Pinsky, Kylie Steenbergh, Heather M Boyd, Belen Michael, Delayehu Bekele, Emily Kobernik, Lia Tadesse Gebremedhin, Okeoma Mmeje
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of providing assisted reproductive services as part of routine HIV care and treatment in Ethiopia. METHODS: The present cross-sectional study using semistructured in-depth interviews was conducted at St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College (SPHMMC), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during July 2014 and July 2015. The interviews assessed the perspectives of healthcare providers (HCPs) regarding the reproductive desires of HIV-affected couples, on assisting them in achieving pregnancy, and on the facilitators and barriers to offering such services as part of routine HIV care...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242752/out-of-pocket-expenditures-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-general-and-specialised-cardiac-hospitals-in-addis-ababa-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study
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Mieraf Taddesse Tolla, Ole Frithjof Norheim, Stéphane Verguet, Abebe Bekele, Kassahun Amenu, Senbeta Guteta Abdisa, Kjell Arne Johansson
Background: Cardiovascular disease poses a great financial risk on households in countries without universal health coverage like Ethiopia. This paper aims to estimate the magnitude and intensity of catastrophic health expenditure and factors associated with catastrophic health expenditure for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in general and specialised cardiac hospitals in Addis Ababa. Methods and findings: We conducted a cross-sectional cohort study among individuals who sought cardiovascular disease care in selected hospitals in Addis Ababa during February to March 2015 (n=589, response rate 94%)...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242486/-i-entyposis-i-i-cordipenis-i-new-species-from-ethiopia-coleoptera-scarabaeidae-melolonthinae-schizonychini
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Richard Sehnal
Entyposis Kolbe, 1895 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Melolonthinae: Schizonychini) was established for Schizonycha cavicollis Fairmaire, 1887 and newly described Entyposis impressa Kolbe, 1895. Lacroix & Montreuil (2012) revised the genus, designated S. cavicollis Fairmaire, 1887 as the type species and described six new species: Entyposis bidentata, E. martinezi, E. rasplusi, and E. madogolelei from Mozambique; E. excavata from Tanzania; and E. squamulata from Kenya and Tanzania. They also synonymized E. nyukana (Kolbe, 1910) and E...
October 3, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242251/equal-opportunity-equal-work-increasing-women-s-participation-in-the-u-s-president-s-malaria-initiative-africa-indoor-residual-spraying-project
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Abigail Donner, Allison Belemvire, Ben Johns, Keith Mangam, Elana Fiekowsky, Jayleen Gunn, Mary Hayden, Kacey Ernst
BACKGROUND: One of the primary control measures for malaria transmission is indoor residual spraying (IRS). Historically, few women have worked in IRS programs, despite the income-generating potential. Increasing women's roles in IRS requires understanding the barriers to women's participation and implementing measures to address them. The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative (PMI) Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) Project is the largest implementer of IRS globally. To address gender inequity in IRS operations, PMI AIRS assessed the barriers to the participation of women and developed and implemented policies to address these barriers...
December 14, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241454/effects-of-sociodemographic-characteristics-and-patients-health-beliefs-on-tuberculosis-treatment-adherence-in-ethiopia-a-structural-equation-modelling-approach
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Habteyes Hailu Tola, Mehrdad Karimi, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad
BACKGROUND: Patients' beliefs are a major factor affecting tuberculosis (TB) treatment adherence. However, there has been little use of Health Belief Model (HBM) in determining the pathway effect of patients' sociodemographic characteristics and beliefs on TB treatment adherence. Therefore, this study was aimed at determining the effect of sociodemographic characteristics and patients' health beliefs on TB treatment adherence based on the HBM concept in Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia among TB patients undertaking treatment...
December 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239568/spatiotemporal-transmission-and-socio-climatic-factors-related-to-paediatric-tuberculosis-in-north-western-ethiopia
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Kefyalew Addis Alene, Kerri Viney, Emma S McBryde, Archie C A Clements
The burden of tuberculosis (TB) in children reflects continuing and recent transmission within a population. This study aimed to identify spatiotemporal and socio-climatic factors associated with paediatric TB in north-western Ethiopia. Multivariate Poisson regression models were computed using a Bayesian framework. Estimates of parameters were generated using Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation. A total of 2,240 children aged under 15 years diagnosed with TB during the years 2013- 2016 were included in the analysis...
November 27, 2017: Geospatial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238229/coinfections-with-hepatitis-b-and-c-virus-and-syphilis-among-hiv-infected-clients-in-southern-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
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Techalew Shimelis, Yayheyirad Tassachew, Agete Tadewos, Mesfin Worku Hordofa, Anteneh Amsalu, Birkneh Tilahun Tadesse, Endale Tadesse
Introduction: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are hepatotropic viruses of public health significance worldwide. Despite their severe clinical impact in HIV-infected patients, there is inadequate information regarding the epidemiology of hepatitis/HIV coinfections in Ethiopia. Thus, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of HBV and HCV infections among HIV-infected patients at a tertiary hospital in Southern Ethiopia. Methods: Stored sera, which were originally collected for the investigation of syphilis among HIV-infected clients, were analyzed in this study...
2017: HIV/AIDS: Research and Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237477/the-impact-of-glaucoma-on-quality-of-life-in-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
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Fisseha A Ayele, Banchamelak Zeraye, Yared Assefa, Kbrom Legesse, Telake Azale, Matthew J Burton
BACKGROUND: Glaucoma is a chronic disease characterized by irreversible optic nerve damage and visual field loss that leads to visual impairment and blindness; ultimately limiting personal independence and compromising overall quality of life of affected individuals. There is paucity of information on how glaucoma affects the quality of life of patients in low and middle-income countries where resources for both diagnosis and treatment of such conditions are limited. In this study we investigate the impact of glaucoma on quality of life in Ethiopian patients...
December 13, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236741/social-determinants-of-adult-mortality-from-non-communicable-diseases-in-northern-ethiopia-2009-2015-evidence-from-health-and-demographic-surveillance-site
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Semaw Ferede Abera, Alemseged Aregay Gebru, Hans Konrad Biesalski, Gebisa Ejeta, Andreas Wienke, Veronika Scherbaum, Eva Johanna Kantelhardt
INTRODUCTION: In developing countries, mortality and disability from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising considerably. The effect of social determinants of NCDs-attributed mortality, from the context of developing countries, is poorly understood. This study examines the burden and socio-economic determinants of adult mortality attributed to NCDs in eastern Tigray, Ethiopia. METHODS: We followed 45,982 adults implementing a community based dynamic cohort design recording mortality events from September 2009 to April 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234726/determinant-of-implanon-discontinuation-among-women-who-ever-used-implanon-in-diguna-fango-district-wolayita-zone-southern-ethiopia-a-community-based-case-control-study
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Amanuel Tadesse, Mekides Kondale, Eskzyiaw Agedew, Feleke Gebremeskel, Negussie Boti, Bilcha Oumer
Background: A significant number of women make Implanon their first choice of contraception. However, they discontinue their Implanon before its expiry date was high, but factors that contribute to discontinuing their Implanon were poorly described in Ethiopia. Methods: A community based unmatched case control study was conducted. Then simple random sampling technique was used to select 340 women. Data was collected by nurses using face to face interview. Epi-Info version 7 and SPSS 20 software were used...
2017: International Journal of Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234394/predictors-of-traditional-medical-practices-in-illness-behavior-in-northwestern-ethiopia-an-integrated-model-of-behavioral-prediction-based-logistic-regression-analysis
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Abenezer Yared
This study aimed at investigating traditional medical beliefs and practices in illness behavior as well as predictors of the practices in Gondar city, northwestern Ethiopia, by using the integrated model of behavioral prediction. A cross-sectional quantitative survey was conducted to collect data through interviewer administered structured questionnaires from 496 individuals selected by probability proportional to size sampling technique. Unadjusted bivariate and adjusted multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed, and the results indicated that sociocultural predictors of normative response and attitude as well as psychosocial individual difference variables of traditional understanding of illness causation and perceived efficacy had statistically significant associations with traditional medical practices...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233152/hyperuricemia-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients-at-hawassa-university-comprehensive-specialized-hospital-south-west-ethiopia
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Shiferaw Bekele Woyesa, Agete Tadewose Hirigo, Temesgen Bizuayehu Wube
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of the most dangerous heart attack risk factors such as diabetes and prediabetes, abdominal obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Hyperuricemia is a condition in which the serum uric acid concentration is greater than 5.5 mg per deciliter for child and greater than 7.2 and 6.0 mg per deciliters for male and female adults respectively. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted to determine the magnitude of hyperuricemia and associated factors among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients at Hawassa Comprehensive Specialized Hospital (HCSH) from February 28 to May 30 /2017...
December 12, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230674/diet-and-activity-patterns-of-arsi-geladas-in-low-elevation-disturbed-habitat-south-of-the-rift-valley-at-indetu-ethiopia
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Kelil Abu, Addisu Mekonnen, Afework Bekele, Peter J Fashing
Understanding the basic natural history of threatened primate taxa is crucial to developing and implementing successful conservation strategies for them. Data on feeding ecology and activity patterns are particularly important for identifying the strategies through which primates invest time and foraging effort towards survival and reproduction at a given locale. Here, we report the results of the first study of the diet and activity budget of Arsi geladas, a population of < 1000 individuals endemic to a heavily disturbed region of the southern Ethiopian Highlands and believed to represent a new taxon of geladas...
December 11, 2017: Primates; Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230388/blood-body-fluid-exposure-and-needle-stick-sharp-injury-among-nurses-working-in-public-hospitals-southwest-ethiopia
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Yeshitila Belay Belachew, Tefera Belachew Lema, Gugssa Nemera Germossa, Yohannes Mehretie Adinew
Background: Every health professional around the world is at risk of blood/body fluid exposure and needle stick/sharp injury as a result of exposure to blood or body fluids and needle or sharp injuries. However, the extent of these hazards and their driving forces are not well documented in Ethiopia. Thus, the aim of this study was to assess determinants of blood/body fluid exposure and needle stick/sharp injury among nurses working in Jimma zone, southwest Ethiopia. Methods: An institution-based census was conducted among 318 nurses working in Jimma zone public hospitals from March 10 to 30, 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230320/factors-promoting-and-inhibiting-sustained-impact-of-a-mental-health-task-shifting-program-for-hiv-providers-in-ethiopia
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D Jerene, M Biru, A Teklu, T Rehman, A Ruff, L Wissow
Background: Task-shifting mental health into general medical care requires more than brief provider training. Generalists need long-term support to master new skills and changes to work context are required to sustain change in the face of competing priorities. We examined program and context factors promoting sustainability of a mental health task-shifting training for hospital-based HIV providers in Ethiopia. Methods: Convergent mixed-methods quasi-experimental study...
2017: Global Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230267/presenting-signs-of-retinoblastoma-at-a-tertiary-level-teaching-hospital-in-ethiopia
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Jemal Zeberga Shifa, Alemayehu Mekonnen Gezmu
Introduction: Retinoblastoma is a primary malignant intraocular neoplasm that arise from immature retinoblasts with in developing retina. The commonest presenting sign in developing country is proptosis which is the late presenting sign. We report presenting signs of retinoblastoma in Ethiopian children seen at a tertiary level teaching hospitals in Ethiopia. Methods: Prospective case series study was done on children who presented with retinoblastoma between May 1, 2005 and September 1, 2006...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229650/improving-contraceptive-access-use-and-method-mix-by-task-sharing-implanon-insertion-to-frontline-health-workers-the-experience-of-the-integrated-family-health-program-in-ethiopia
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Yewondwossen Tilahun, Candace Lew, Bekele Belayihun, Kidest Lulu Hagos, Mengistu Asnake
In 2009, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health launched an Implanon scale-up program with the goal of improving the availability of long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) methods at the community level. The Integrated Family Health Program (IFHP) supported the ministry to train Health Extension Workers (HEWs), a cadre of frontline health workers, on Implanon insertion. Prior to this task-sharing initiative, HEWs were only permitted to provide short-acting contraceptive methods; Implanon insertion services were only available at higher-level health facilities, such as health centers and above...
December 8, 2017: Global Health, Science and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228958/sero-prevalence-risk-factors-and-distribution-of-sheep-and-goat-pox-in-amhara-region-ethiopia
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Tsegaw Fentie, Nigusie Fenta, Samson Leta, Wassie Molla, Birhanu Ayele, Yechale Teshome, Seleshe Nigatu, Ashenafi Assefa
BACKGROUND: Sheep pox and goat pox are contagious viral diseases of sheep and goats, respectively. The diseases result in substantial economic losses due to decreased milk and meat production, damage to hides and wool, and possible trade restriction. A study was undertaken in Amhara region of Ethiopia. A cross-sectional study design was used to estimate the sero-prevalence and identify associated risk factors, while retrospective study design was used to assess the temporal and spatial distribution of the disease...
December 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228132/vivax-malaria-chemoprophylaxis-the-role-of-atovaquone-proguanil-compared-to-other-options
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Meltzer Eyal, Galia Rahav, Schwartz Eli
Background: Atovaquone-Proguanil is considered causal prophylaxis (inhibition of liver-stage schizonts) for Plasmodium falciparum, however, its causal prophylactic efficacy for P. vivax is not known. Travelers returning to non-endemic areas, provide a unique opportunity to study P. vivax prophylaxis. Methods: A retrospective observational study. For 11 years Israeli rafters who had traveled to the Omo River in Ethiopia, a highly malaria endemic area, were followed for at least one year after their return...
December 7, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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