Field implementation and evaluation of novel isothermal, nucleic acid-based diagnostic tools for malaria elimination in sub-Saharan Africa Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Ocular complications in HIV positive individuals in sub-Saharan Africa. Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Community-based ART in sub-Saharan Africa: lessons learnt from Community ART Groups in Tete province, Mozambique Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
The overall aim of this thesis is to document whether and how community-based ART can improve retention on ART in Mozambique, and assess whether there is a potential for community-based ART in other high HIV prevalence settings of the sub-Saharan region.
a) To describe the health system bottlenecks of decentralized HIV care in community embedded health facilities in Tete, ...
Feasibility of patient-centred care approaches at primary health care level in sub-Saharan Africa: the case of Uganda Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Primary health care services in sub-Saharan African countries offer the first point of contact for the majority of the population seeking health care, especially in rural areas and for the poor in society. However, they still remain under-resourced and fragmented. This brings out the need to ensure that available resources are allocated more efficiently, to provide services that are of good quality, and in line with the needs ...
Severe Typhoid in Africa Program (DRC site) Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Preparing for clinical trials of interventions to improve the reproductive health of adolescent girls in sub Saharan Africa Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
The overall aim is to inform future clinical trials of interventions to improve the reproductive health of adolescent girls in sub-Saharan Africa, including vaginal microbicides, vaccines and products that enhance the health of the vaginal environment such as probiotics.
Sustainable nutrition research for Africa in the years to come Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
The SUNRAY (Sustainable Nutrition Research for Africa in the Years to come) project will produce a new, sustainable nutrition research agenda for sub-Saharan Africa where malnutrition rates remain high: only nine out of 46 countries are on track to achieve the first Millennium Development Goal target of a 50% reduction in underweight prevalence among children under five years. Despite the huge cost of malnutrition, investment in the nutrition ...