Search for dissertations about: "guinea-bissau"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the word guinea-bissau.

  1. 1. Epidemiological aspects of tuberculosis in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa

    Author : Per Gustafson; Enheten för infektionssjukdomar; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; tuberculin skin test; Infections; Infektioner; survival; mortality; case fatality rate; risk factor; incidence; Guinea-Bissau; Africa; epidemiology; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; HIV-2; HIV-1; HIV; Tbc; Tuberculosis; TB;

    Abstract : Tuberculosis (TB) has plagued the humanity for several thousands of years. The bacteria causing TB is mainly spread from person to person as an aerosol transmission. It is estimated that one third of the world’s population is infected with the disease; about 10% of these will develop active TB during their lifetime. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Birth of Religion among the Balanta of Guinea-Bissau

    Author : Inger Callewaert; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Herbal medicine 3.Modernisation; Divination; Ritual songs; Witchcraft; Ritual; Prophetic movement; Ancestor cult; Anthropology of Religion; Balanta 2.History of Religions; 1.West Africa; Guinea-Bissau; Gender; Theology; Teologi;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with a recent event within the history of religions, the rise and development of a non-Christian prophetic movement named Kiyang-yang within the oral, kinship and ancestor based society of the Balanta in Guinea-Bissau. Kiyang-yang is headed by young women and men under the leadership of a woman prophet. READ MORE

  3. 3. Treatment of uncomplicated malaria in Guinea-Bissau

    Author : Paul Erik Kofoed; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; Chloroquine; sulphadoxine; pyrimethamine; amodiaquine; quinine; artemisinine; malaria; children; Guinea-Bissau; efficacy; effectiveness.;

    Abstract : Treatment of malaria has become increasingly difficult due to high levels of resistance to the cheap and commonly used antimalarials. In Guinea-Bissau, the first line drug is chloroquine (CQ), the second line drug is sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (S/P), and the third line therapy is quinine (QU). READ MORE

  4. 4. HIV-2 infection in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa, with special reference to clinical, immunological and epidemiological aspects

    Author : Hans Norrgren; Sektion III; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Infections; Africa; Guinea-Bissau; AIDS; HIV-1; HIV-2; Infektioner;

    Abstract : We have followed a cohort of police officers in Guinea-Bissau between 1990 and 1997 for the study of clinical, immunological and epidemiological aspects of HIV-2 infection. Initially the prevalence of HIV-2 was high (11.6 %) and HIV-1 infection was rare (0. READ MORE

  5. 5. HIV-1 evolution, disease progression and molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 single and HIV-1 and HIV-2 dual-infected individuals in Guinea-Bissau

    Author : Joakim Esbjörnsson; Institutionen för experimentell medicinsk vetenskap; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; HIV-1; HIV-2; Guinea-Bissau; subtype; disease progression; evolution; coreceptor tropism; CXCR4; gp120; V1-V3; CD4%; CD8%; soluble immune markers;

    Abstract : The two genetically related human lentiviruses known today, HIV-1 (which is pandemic) and HIV-2 (which mainly is confined to West Africa), are the causative agents of AIDS. Progressive immune dysfunction and AIDS develop in most cases of untreated HIV-1 infection, but only in approximately 25-30% of HIV-2 infected individuals. READ MORE