Aarhus University (AU), Faculty of Health, Department of Public Health

Healthcare-Associated Infections in Ghana

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) comprise one of the most common, significant and preventable patient safety issue worldwide. The challenge of HCAIs in Ghana and other developing countries is estimated to be high but scarcely addressed. We p ... Midterm report 2018: Within the HAI-Ghana project framework, the first national multi-center point prevalence survey was published in 2018 and found an overall rate of hospital acquired infections at 8.2%. The survey further documented broad ...

Is early measles vaccination associated with stronger survival benefits than later measles vaccination?”

Abstract: Background . A recent WHO review concluded that there is evidence of beneficial non-specific effects of measles vaccine (MV), the vaccine reducing mortality by more than can be explained by preventing measles infections. Previous stu ...

Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics of CMV co-infection among HIV Infected Individuals in Guinea-Bissau: A Cross Sectional Study

Abstract: BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) may cause end-organ diseases (EOD) in severely immunocompromised individuals, and figures as an AIDS defining condition in HIV infected individuals. Evidence from high-income countries suggests that C ...

Health literacy needs assessment among HIV-positive youth in Malawi: A qualitative approach A N D Prioritising Health Literacy enhancing action recommendations by HIV-positive youth in Malawi: A community participatory approach inspired by Concept Mapping

Two Abstracts : 1. Health literacy needs assessment among HIV-positive youth in Malawi: A qualitative approach. Background: Although not yet an integrated part of HIV and AIDS related health promotion research and practice in the low-an ...

Health Insurance in Ghana and Tanzania: Addressing Equity and Accessibility

The aim of the project is to study the contribution of health insurance schemes to achieving health sector objectives such as access, equity, efficiency, resource mobilisation, risk protection and improvements in health in Tanzania and Ghana. The sp ... Completion Report - Summary: Based on household surveys, patient exit surveys and in-depth interviews in Ghana and Tanzania, the project contributed to the evidence on the impact of health insurance. As expected, health insurance provides fin ...