Mickey Ndhlovu

Mickey Ndhlovu
Levy Mwanawasa Medical University · School of Pubic Health & Environmental Sciences

MB ChB, MSc Epidemiology & Biostatistics

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9 Research Items
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Introduction
Skills and Expertise
Additional affiliations
August 2002 - present
Chainama College of Health Sciences
Chainama College of Health Sciences
Position
  • Principal lecturer
Description
  • Training institution for mid-level primary health care providers

Publications

Publications (18)
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Objective: To examine the strength of evidence through systematic review of published literature on the association between effects of exposure to cement dust on respiratory health of communities residing near cement plants. Design and data sources: A systematic search and review of observational studies in Medline, Embase, and Cumulative Index to...
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Background Existing population-based surveys have limited accuracy for estimating the coverage and quality of management of child illness. Linking household survey data with health care provider assessments has been proposed as a means of generating more informative population-level estimates of effective coverage, but methodological issues need to...
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As Africa-wide malaria prevalence declines, an understanding of human movement patterns is essential to inform how best to target interventions. We fitted movement models to trip data from surveys conducted at 3–5 sites throughout each of Mali, Burkina Faso, Zambia and Tanzania. Two models were compared in terms of their ability to predict the obse...
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Background Accurate data on care-seeking for child illness are needed to improve public health programs and reduce child mortality. The accuracy of maternal report of care-seeking for child illness as collected through household surveys has not been validated. Methods A 2016 survey compared reported care-seeking against a gold-standard of health c...
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We conducted a panel study to investigate seasonal variations in concentrations of airborne PM2.5 and PM10 and the effects on respiratory health in a community near a cement factory; in Chilanga; Zambia. A panel of 63 and 55 participants aged 21 to 59 years from a community located at the edge of the factory within 1 km and a control community loca...
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Background As malaria prevalence declines in many parts of the world due to widescale control efforts and as drug-resistant parasites begin to emerge, a quantitative understanding of human movement is becoming increasingly relevant to malaria control. However, despite its importance, significant knowledge gaps remain regarding human movement, parti...
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Objectives To evaluate antibacterial use among patients presenting to primary health care facilities with febrile illness in Zambia.Methods Secondary analysis of a 2011 nationwide cross sectional health facility survey of routine malaria case management in Zambia. Patient consultation observation and medical record charts were used to calculate the...
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Exposure to cement dust has been associated with deleterious health effects in humans. This study investigated whether residing near a cement factory increases the risk of irritations to the mucous membranes of the eyes and respiratory system. A cross sectional study was conducted in Freedom Compound, a community bordering a cement factory in Chila...
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National malaria control programmes and their partners must document progress associated with investments in malaria control. While documentation has been achieved through population-based surveys for most interventions, measuring changes in malaria case management has been challenging because the increasing use of diagnostic tests reduces the deno...
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Improving the accuracy of malaria diagnosis with rapid antigen-detection diagnostic tests (RDTs) has been proposed as an approach for reducing overtreatment of malaria in the current era of widespread implementation of artemisinin-based combination therapy in sub-Saharan Africa. To assess the association between use of microscopy and RDT and the pr...
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Zambia was the first African country to change national antimalarial treatment policy to artemisinin-based combination therapy--artemether-lumefantrine. An evaluation during the early implementation phase revealed low readiness of health facilities and health workers to deliver artemether-lumefantrine, and worryingly suboptimal treatment practices....
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To evaluate treatment practices for uncomplicated malaria after the policy change from chloroquine to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and to artemether-lumefantrine in Zambia. Cross sectional survey. Outpatient departments of all government and mission facilities in four districts in Zambia. 944 children with uncomplicated malaria seen by 103 health work...

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