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The Enterics for Global Health (EFGH) Shigella Surveillance Study in Malawi

Mategula, Donnie, Ndalama, Maureen, Lefu, Clement, Chinkhumba, Jobiba, Ndeketa, Latif, Munthali, Vitumbiko, Chitala, Clifford, Malemia, Thandizo, Million, Gertrude, Mbutuka, Ishmail, Mhone, Ranken, Makwenda, Ethel, James, Mussa, Bwanali, Cornelius, Kazembe, Gift, Manundo, Abell, Chauluka, Evance, Chitalo, Salama, Alumando, Ethel, Longwe, Dalitso, Matandika, Maggie, Jonasi, Paul, Thindwa, Agra, Phiri, Deborah, Wachepa, Richard, Kawonga, Flywell, Maiden, Victor, Charles, Mary, Kapindula, Ida, Witte, Desiree, Turner, Ann M, Bronowski, Christina, Baker, Kate, Bar-Zeev, Naor, Gordon, Melita A, Dube, Queen, Cunliffe, Nigel A, Jere, Khuzwayo C and Cornick, Jennifer (2024) 'The Enterics for Global Health (EFGH) Shigella Surveillance Study in Malawi'. Open Forum Infectious Diseases, Vol 11, Issue Supplement_1, S101-S106.

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Background: Malawi is among 7 countries participating in the Enterics for Global Health (EFGH) Shigella surveillance study, which aims to determine the incidence of medically attended diarrhea attributed to Shigella, a leading bacterial cause of diarrhea in children in low-resource settings.

Methods: We describe the EFGH study site in the densely populated informal settlement of Ndirande Township, Blantyre, Malawi. We explore the site’s geographical location, demographic characteristics, and the healthcare-seeking behavior of its population, particularly for childhood diarrhea. We also describe the management of childhood diarrhea at the health facility, and the associated challenges to attaining optimum adherence to local and national guidelines at the site.

Conclusions: Our overarching aim is to improve global health through understanding and mitigating the impact of diarrhea attributed to Shigella.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WA Public Health > Health Administration and Organization > WA 530 International health administration
WS Pediatrics > Diseases of Children and Adolescents > By System > WS 312 Diarrheal disorders
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Programme (MLW)
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Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2024 13:37
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2024 13:37


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