Research briefs

    • Strengthening service delivery for malaria in pregnancy: an mHealth pilot intervention in West Nile, Uganda

      Pregnant women are more susceptible to malaria than non-pregnant women. Our research shows that texting educational messages to health workers improves their knowledge about intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) and increases IPTp coverage.

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    • Health reporting in The Kathmandu Post: 2013 – 2014

      An infographic summarising findings from our analysis of 185 articles in The Kathmandu Post between 2013 and 2014. It shows the 7 main themes being reported and the relative frequency of stories within those categories. Issues about health service delivery, eg lack of equipment and staff, were written about most frequently, but overall we found that reporting focused on description rather than interrogation of health issues.

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    • What issues can Nepali journalists write about?

      An infographic summarising the list of health issues that Nepali journalists said they could write about in their respective media outlets. Standards of performance and negligence of doctors and lack of adequate and free urban health services were among the key themes they identified.

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    • Women and their mental and social wellbeing during multi-drug resistant TB treatment in Nepal

      Treatment for multi-drug resistant TB is long and arduous and can cause depression and poor mental and physical health in patients. Our research sheds new light on the additional negative influence of gender and marital status on women’s mental and social wellbeing during their MDR-TB treatment.

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      Extended seasonal malaria chemoprevention: is it effective and acceptable in areas with longer rainy seasons in Ghana?

      Extending seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) from the usual 3 months to 5 months can significantly reduce the burden of malaria in areas with longer rainy seasons. This research brief summarises the key findings from our study in Ghana to investigate how effective a longer SMC programme is in protecting children aged under 5 and how acceptable the treatment regime is to caregivers, health workers and communities.

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    • Improving access to TB care for garment factory workers using Public-Private Partnerships in Bangladesh

      This brief outlines the challenges and impact of our research into providing garments factory workers with free TB treatment using Public Private Partnerships.

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    • Schistosomiasis: Knowledge, attitudes and practices in Nampula province, Mozambique

      A research brief infographic by our partners at Malaria Consortium exploring community perceptions and knowledge around schistosomiasis - a parasitic infection which mainly affects poor and marginalised communities.

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    • Schistosomiasis: Knowledge, attitudes and practices in Nampula province, Mozambique (Portuguese version)

      A Portuguese language version of an infographic by our partners at Malaria Consortium exploring community perceptions and knowledge around schistosomiasis - a parasitic infection which mainly affects poor and marginalised communities.

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    • Medical male circumcision: do women in Swaziland welcome it for their sons and at what age?

      A research brief detailing our work in rural Swaziland to understand the attitudes, barriers and enablers among women to early infant male circumcision for their sons.

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    • Structured ‘pre-ART’ care: a pathway to better health for people with HIV

      This study, carried out in a hospital in rural Swaziland, shows how the introduction of structured pre-ART care can significantly improve the retention and management of patients with HIV.

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    • Using behaviour change interventions to decrease tobacco use in Nepal

      An overview of the findings from our behaviour change intervention that helped 37% of smokers to quit

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