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Mobilisation sociale, consentement et acceptabilité : analyse des méthodes de vaccination contre le papillomavirus humain dans les pays à faibles revenus et à revenu intermédiaire

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Il est particulièrement important  de mettre en oeuvre une communication efficace avant l’introduction du vaccin contre le virus du papillome humain (HPV) afin d’encourager l’acceptation, le taux de personnes traitées  et l’observance chez des jeunes filles d’un groupe d’âge inhabituel.
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Sexual and gender-based violence in areas of armed conflict: a systematic review of mental health and psychosocial support interventions

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This review tentatively suggests beneficial effects of mental health and psychosocial interventions for this population, and show feasibility of evaluation and implementation of such interventions in real-life settings through partnerships with humanitarian organizations.
Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence are common …

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Transmission of Zika virus through breast milk and other breastfeeding-related bodily-fluids: a systematic review

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There was insufficient evidence to determine whether Zika virus could be transmitted via breastfeeding.
ZIKV transmission occurs primarily via the bite of mosquitoes, however perinatal, transfusion, and sexual transmission have also been reported. With the recent increases of ZIKV cases in Central …

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Accuracy of ultrasound scanning relative to reference tests for prenatal diagnosis of microcephaly in the context of Zika virus infection: a systematic review of diagnostic test accuracy

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Evidence suggests that prenatal ultrasound appears more accurate in detecting the absence of microcephaly than its presence.
In 2015, a 20-fold increase in neonatal microcephaly was observed in association with Zika virus infection in pregnant women in Latin America. There is no …

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Zika virus infection in pregnancy: a systematic review of disease course and complications

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Evidence shows that maternal Zika virus infection tended to have more adverse effects on the fetus and the infant than on the mother.
A 20-fold increase in the incidence of microcephaly relative to previous years was reported with the onset of …

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Congenital cerebral malformations and dysfunction in foetuses and newborns following the 2013 to 2014 Zika Virus epidemic in French Polynesia

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There was insufficient evidence to associate cerebral malformations or dysfunction without microcephaly to Zika virus infection.
 An unusual increase in annual congenital cerebral malformations, brainstem dysfunction and severe microcephaly among foetuses and new-borns was observed after the 2013 – 2014 Zika …

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Social mobilisation, consent and acceptability: a review of human papillomavirus vaccination procedures in low and middle-income countries

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Effective communication is considered especially important prior to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine introduction to encourage acceptance, uptake and adherence among girls of an often-novel age group.
This study synthesised experiences and lessons learnt around social mobilisation, consent, and acceptability from 37 low and middle-income countries …

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Psychological interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder in people living with HIV in Resource poor settings: a systematic review

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Psychological interventions for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) appear to be effective and need to be scaled up after being adapted to the local cultural context and should be guided by recommended treatment guidelines for LMIC settings, such as those found in …

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A systematic review of refugee women’s reproductive health

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There is a lack of evidence on how best to identify and deter negative reproductive health outcomes of resettling refugee women, associated with their migration experience, in comparison to their non-refugee counterparts.
Refugee women experience numerous challenges to their health whilst in …

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Disaster and perinatal health: a systematic review

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This was a systematic review of 49 peer-reviewed studies on the effects of disaster on pregnancy and the postpartum period. The identification of women at high risk and who may be more vulnerable, in particular in respect to mental health, after a …

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