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14 Nov 2017 description

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André Ricardo Ribas Freitas, Luciano Cavalcanti, Andrea PB Von Zuben, Maria Rita Donalisio

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Introduction: Chikungunya is an emerging arbovirus that reached the Western Hemisphere at the end of 2013. Studies in the Indian Ocean and India suggest that passive surveillance systems cannot recognize many of deaths associated with chikungunya, which can be inferred by an increase in the overall mortality observed during chikungunya epidemics.

10 Nov 2017 description

By Vera Darling Weah, John S. Doedeh, Samson Q. Wiah, Emmanuel Nyema, Siafa Lombeh Jeremias Naiene

Introduction: During the flare-ups of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in Liberia, Sinoe County reactivated the multi-sectorial EVD control strategy in order to be ready to respond to the eventual reintroduction of cases. This paper describes the impacts of the interventions implemented in Sinoe County during the last flare-up in Monrovia, from April 1 to June 9, 2016, using the resources provided during the original outbreak that ended a year ago.

22 Oct 2017 description

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Gender-based violence (GBV) represents a major cause of psychological morbidity worldwide, and particularly in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Although there are effective treatments for common mental disorders associated with GBV, they typically require lengthy treatment programs that may limit scaling up in LMICs. The aim of this study was to test the effectiveness of a new 5-session behavioural treatment called Problem Management Plus (PM+) that lay community workers can be taught to deliver.

16 Oct 2017 description

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Mathias Altmann
Miguel Suarez-Bustamante
Celine Soulier
Celine Lesavre
Caroline Antoine

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Introduction: Although cases were reported only in 2010 and 2011, cholera is probably endemic in Yemen. In the context of a civil war, a cholera outbreak was declared in different parts of the country October 6th, 2016. This paper describes the ACF outbreak response in Hodeidah city from October 28th, 2016 to February 28th, 2017 in order to add knowledge to this large outbreak.

04 Oct 2017 description

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Amrita Namasivayam, Pedro Arcos González, Rafael Castro Delgado, and Primus Che Chi

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