Geographic distribution and ecological niche of plague in sub-Saharan Africa Universiteit Antwerpen KU Leuven
Pregnancy and childbirth after repair of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa : scoping review Universiteit Gent Vrije Universiteit Brussel Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
A systematic review of missed opportunities for improving tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS control in Sub-saharan Africa Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis are major public health problems. In 2010, 64% of the 34 million of people infected with HIV were reported to be living in sub-Saharan Africa. Only 41% of eligible HIV-positive people had access to antiretroviral therapy (ART). Regarding tuberculosis, in 2010, the region had 12% of the world's population but reported 26% of the 8.8 million incident cases and 254000 tuberculosis-related deaths. ...
Doctors and vampires in sub-Saharan Africa Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde KU Leuven Vrije Universiteit Brussel Universiteit Gent
Collecting blood samples from individuals recruited into clinical research projects in sub-Saharan Africa can be challenging. Strikingly, one of the reasons for participant reticence is the occurrence of local rumors surrounding "blood stealing" or "blood selling." Such fears can potentially have dire effects on the success of research projects--for example, high dropout rates that would invalidate the trial's results--and have ethical ...