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The impact of mass media interventions on tuberculosis awareness, health-seeking behaviour and health service utilisation : a systematic review protocol
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2014-12)
Introduction: Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health problem in many parts of the world. Strategies to curb the spread of TB must match the multifaceted nature of the epidemic. The use of mass media is one of the ...
Protocol for a systematic review of the effects of interventions to inform or educate caregivers about childhood vaccination in low and middle-income countries
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2015)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Introduction: Despite their proven effectiveness in reducing childhood infectious diseases, the uptake of vaccines remains suboptimal in low and middle-income countries. Identifying strategies for ...
Electronic and postal reminders for improving immunisation coverage in children : protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis
(BMJ Publishing Group, 2015)
ENGLISH SUMMARY : Introduction: Worldwide, suboptimal immunisation coverage causes the deaths of more than one million children under five from vaccine-preventable diseases every year. Reasons for suboptimal coverage are ...
Knowledge, attitudes and practices on adolescent vaccination among parents, teachers and adolescents in Africa : a systematic review protocol
(BioMed Central, 2014-09)
Background Vaccines are the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions available to avert vaccine-preventable diseases and deaths. Despite progress in the field of adolescent health, many young ...
Trends in the types and quality of childhood immunisations research output from Africa 1970-2010 : mapping the evidence base
(BioMed Central, 2014-02)
Background: Over the past four decades, extraordinary progress has been made in establishing and improving childhood immunization programmes around Africa. In order to ensure effective and sustainable positive growth of ...
A cross sectional survey to evaluate knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding seasonal influenza and influenza vaccination among diabetics in Pretoria, South Africa
Background: In South Africa, inﬂuenza vaccination is recommended to all diabetics. However, vaccinationcoverage among diabetics remains low. Therefore, this study aimed to explore the knowledge, attitudes,and practices ...
A comparative evaluation of PDQ-Evidence
(BioMed Central, 2018-03-15)
Background: A strategy for minimising the time and obstacles to accessing systematic reviews of health system evidence is to collect them in a freely available database and make them easy to find through a simple ...
Pandemic influenza preparedness in the WHO African region : are we ready yet?
(BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2018)
Background: Prior to the 2009 pandemic H1N1, and the unprecedented outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) caused by the H5N1 virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) called upon its Member States to develop ...
Guidelines for the vaccination of HIV-infected adolescents and adults in South Africa
(Medpharm Publications, 2018)
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Effectiveness of the female condom in preventing HIV and sexually transmitted infections : a systematic review and meta-analysis
(BMC (part of Springer Nature), 2020-03-12)
Background: The effectiveness of female condoms for preventing HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remains inconclusive. We examined the effects of female condoms on the acquisition of HIV and STIs. Methods: ...