Anaemia Among Clinically Well Under-Fives Attending a Community Health Centre in Venda, Limpopo Province (Original Articles) (Report)

Anaemia Among Clinically Well Under-Fives Attending a Community Health Centre in Venda, Limpopo Province (Original Articles) (Report)

In developing countries and resource-poor settings around the world, anaemia affects 46–66% of children; 80% of all children in these countries will suffer some degree of anaemia before their 18th birthday. (1-3) The effects of childhood anaemia have been investigated across many disciplines, and range in severity from mild and reversible developmental impairment (3-6) to […]

Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women Attending Antenatal Care in Tete Province, Mozambique (Original Articles)

Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women Attending Antenatal Care in Tete Province, Mozambique (Original Articles)

Objective. To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and syphilis in pregnant women. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among women attending antenatal care clinics (ANCs). Blood samples were tested for syphilis using the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and treponemal haemagglutination (TPHA) tests; CT and NG were diagnosed using a manual […]

Breaking Bad News--Ethical Dilemmas for Doctors Attending to Jewish Patients (Ethics in Medicine)

Breaking Bad News–Ethical Dilemmas for Doctors Attending to Jewish Patients (Ethics in Medicine)

Breaking news to a patient of an illness feared to be serious or life-threatening has always caused difficulties, both moral and ethical, among doctors and all other health care providers. Moreover, there are distinct differences in the approach to this topic among various religious and cultural groups. In any diverse society, such as that in […]

Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women Attending Antenatal Care in Tete Province, Mozambique (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Women Attending Antenatal Care in Tete Province, Mozambique (Original Articles) (Clinical Report)

Objective. To determine the prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis (CT), Neisseria gonorrhoeae (NG) and syphilis in pregnant women. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted among women attending antenatal care clinics (ANCs). Blood samples were tested for syphilis using the rapid plasma reagin (RPR) and treponemal haemagglutination (TPHA) tests; CT and NG were diagnosed using a manual […]