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Quality of tuberculosis microscopy in KwaZulu-Natal as determined by laboratory proficiency testing.
Introduction Sputum smears stained by the Ziehl-Neelsen method are the least expensive tool for diagnosing patients with infectious tuberculosis. However, false positive and false negative results have serious implications ...
Rates and causes of child mortality in rural KwaZulu-Natal.
Background Recent gains in child survival are being threatened by the RN epidemic. Monitoring child mortality rates is essential to understanding the impact of the epidemic, but is constrained by a lack of data. A ...
A qualitative understanding of the socio-cultural and situational context of substance abuse and sexual risk-taking behaviours in women.
South Africa is one of the six southern African countries where the HIV levels for childbearing women are 20% or higher. In South Africa, like most countries, behaviours such as multiple sexual partners, unprotected sex ...
Description of health seeking behaviours and experiences of homeless people in South Central Durban, South Africa.
The study aimed to describe the health seeking behaviours and experiences of homeless people in South Central Durban. Homelessness is a broad and complex term that affects many people in South Africa. Homelessness inevitably ...
A retrospective analysis of prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) outcomes in a group of infants attending paediatric practices in central Durban.
The vast majority of paediatric HIV occurs in sub-Saharan Africa and could be averted through implementation of effective Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) strategies. At the United Nations General Assembly ...