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Challenges of controlling sleeping sickness in areas of violent conflict: experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Overview of attention for article published in Conflict and Health, May 2011
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Title
Challenges of controlling sleeping sickness in areas of violent conflict: experience in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Published in
Conflict and Health, May 2011
DOI 10.1186/1752-1505-5-7
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Authors

Jacqueline Tong, Olaf Valverde, Claude Mahoudeau, Oliver Yun, François Chappuis

Abstract

Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), or sleeping sickness, is a fatal neglected tropical disease if left untreated. HAT primarily affects people living in rural sub-Saharan Africa, often in regions afflicted by violent conflict. Screening and treatment of HAT is complex and resource-intensive, and especially difficult in insecure, resource-constrained settings. The country with the highest endemicity of HAT is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which has a number of foci of high disease prevalence. We present here the challenges of carrying out HAT control programmes in general and in a conflict-affected region of DRC. We discuss the difficulties of measuring disease burden, medical care complexities, waning international support, and research and development barriers for HAT.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
United States 1 1%
Brazil 1 1%
Unknown 82 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 21 24%
Researcher 15 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 11%
Student > Bachelor 10 11%
Other 5 6%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 10 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 28%
Social Sciences 13 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 5%
Other 16 18%
Unknown 11 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 5. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 January 2022.
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#5,689,693
of 22,139,693 outputs
Outputs from Conflict and Health
#407
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Outputs of similar age
#34,845
of 133,381 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Conflict and Health
#8
of 19 outputs
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