Communicable Disease Control

Mobile phones and malaria: modeling human and parasite travel.

Publication Date: 
Apr 01, 2013

Human mobility plays an important role in the dissemination of malaria parasites between regions of variable transmission intensity.

Implementing school malaria surveys in Kenya: towards a national surveillance system.

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Nov 15, 2010

OBJECTIVE: To design and implement surveys of malaria infection and coverage of malaria control interventions among school children in Kenya in order to contribute towards a nationwide assessment of malaria.

Strengthening health systems through HIV monitoring and evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publication Date: 
Jun 07, 2011

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we describe the challenges faced by using clinical cohorts to perform Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and the possible solutions for increasing and strengthening health systems in low-income and middle-income countries.

Human movement data for malaria control and elimination strategic planning.

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Sep 12, 2012

Recent increases in funding for malaria control have led to the reduction in transmission in many malaria endemic countries, prompting the national control programmes of 36 malaria endemic countries to set elimination targets.

A focused ethnographic study of Sri Lankan government field veterinarians' decision making about diagnostic laboratory submissions and perceptions of surveillance.

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Publication Date: 
Nov 07, 2012

The global public health community is facing the challenge of emerging infectious diseases. Historically, the majority of these diseases have arisen from animal populations at lower latitudes where many nations experience marked resource constraints.

An exploratory study of disease surveillance systems in Norway.

Publication Date: 
Oct 14, 2008

We conducted a qualitative study of the system for contagious disease surveillance in Norway. Semi-structured interviews were held with five general practitioners (GPs), including one person responsible for informing GPs in their region about potentially serious disease outbreaks.

Parents' experiences with and preferences for immunization reminder/recall technologies.

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Publication Date: 
Nov 02, 2011

OBJECTIVE: To describe parents' experiences and preferences regarding the use of different communication modes for immunization reminder/recall messages.

SMS for disease control in developing countries: a systematic review of mobile health applications.

Publication Date: 
Jul 30, 2012

Mobile phones provide a low cost method of addressing certain health system needs in developing countries. We examined SMS-supported interventions for prevention, surveillance, management and treatment compliance of communicable and non-communicable diseases in developing countries.

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