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Babloo goes for an eye test

KUMAR, Narendra
October 2008

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This resource presents a story about a mother who takes her child to the clinic of an eye doctor to get his eyes examined. It uses both words and pictures to illustrate the details of his journey
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A clinical and radiological follow-up study in leprosy patients with asymptomatic neuropathic feet

SLIM, FJ
et al
June 2008

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"An MRI study done in 2000 on 10 leprosy patients with neuropathic feet, without clinical complications such as ulcerations, osteomyelitis or Charcot deformities revealed abnormalities in nine patients, with degradation, interruption of subcutaneous fat and effusion/synovitis, all located in the first metatarsophalangeal (MTP) region. Since these MRI abnormalities may precede clinical complications of the foot, a follow-up study was performed. A new evaluation was based on a clinical examination and an MRI of the same patients who participated in the initial study...MRI findings of interruption and infiltration of the subcutaneous fat in leprosy patients with uncomplicated neuropathic feet do not necessarily have any clinical implication for the development of future foot problems"
Leprosy Review, Vol 79, Issue 2

Normalising testing : normalising AIDS

CAMERON, Edwin
June 2006

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This is an abridged version of a speech made as a tribute to Ronald Louw Memorial Campaign at the launch of a campaign called 'Get Tested, Get Treated'. It suggests that stigma, discrimination and unnecessary suffering can be combatted by supporting the normalisation of AIDS, which in turn would encourage earlier diagnosis. The author calls for the re-medicalisation of the diagnosis of HIV, and advocates for routine HIV testing as long as three conditions are met: i) ART is avalable; ii) diagnosis of positive status doesn't lead to discrimination; iii) confidentiality is guaranteed. This brief article makes a valuable contribution to the debate around HIV testing, stigma and issues of confidentiality

Guidance for United States Government in-country staff and implementing partners for a preventative care package for children aged 0-14 years old born to HIV-infected mothers - #1

President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (PEPFAR)
April 2006

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This document describes preventive care interventions that the PEPFAR Emergency Plan can support for children born to HIV-infected mothers, including children in whom an HIV diagnosis has been confirmed. It suggests that the Emergency Plan links delivery of interventions with existing community and health facilities that provide basic health care and social services fro children; with other Emergency Plan programmes such as those to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, those to serve orphans and vulnerable children, and those to provide home-based care; and with global programmes to combat malaria and tuberculosis. This document does not address antiretroviral treatment for children

The importance of hearing and eye tests

SENSE
November 2003

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This factsheet describes sight and hearing tests. It highlights some of the problems that a deafblind or sensory impaired person might have in getting tested, and advice is provided on how these testing difficulties can be overcome. This resource would be of interest to anyone working in the field of deafblindness. It is also available as a downloadable pdf

New perspectives : malaria diagnosis : report of a joint WHO/USAID informal consultation

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO). Roll Back Malaria
2000

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Report of an informal consultation looking at how rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) can most effectively be applied to the diverse situations in which malaria occurs. The objectives of the consultation were to define the rational use of microscopy and RDTs for malaria control; identify factors that determine the choice of approaches to the diagnosis of malaria; define the desired specifications for new diagnostic tests; and outline research questions and plan a research agenda

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