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Community based peer counsellors for support of exclusive breastfeeding: experiences from rural Uganda
(BioMed Central, 2006-10-20)
Background: Universal exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months could reduce infant mortality by 13%. Although 99% women initiate breastfeeding in Uganda, exclusive breastfeeding rates remain low. Although peer ...
Mannitol as adjunct therapy for childhood cerebral malaria in Uganda: a randomized clinical trial
(BioMed Central, 2007-10-24)
Background: Several reports have suggested that raised intracranial pressure (ICP) is a major contributor to death among children with cerebral malaria. Mannitol, an osmotic diuretic, effectively lowers ICP and is used to ...
Microsporidiosis and malnutrition in children with persistent diarrhea, Uganda
(National Center for Infectious Diseases, 2009-01)
We show that the microsporidian fungus Enterocytozoon bieneusi is associated with lower rates of weight gain in children in Uganda with persistent diarrhea. This relationship remained after controlling for HIV and concurrent ...