Tag: Research paper

Implementation fidelity of hospital based directly observed therapy for tuberculosis treatment in Bhutan: mixed-method study

Background: Direct observed treatment (DOT) has been implemented in Bhutan since 1997 and currently, it is offered in various model of delivery including a combination of hospital based, home based DOT and ambulatory DOT. Overall, treatment success rate for tuberculosis cases is higher than the global target; however, it is still need to be improved…. [Read more]

This was posted on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 By in Publication , .

The epidemiological signature of influenza B virus and its B/Victoria and B/Yamagata lineages in the 21st century

We describe the epidemiological characteristics, pattern of circulation, and geographical distribution of influenza B viruses and its lineages using data from the Global Influenza B Study. We included over 1.8 million influenza cases occurred in thirty-one countries during 2000–2018. We calculated the proportion of cases caused by influenza B and its lineages; determined the timing… [Read more]

This was posted on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 By in Publication , .

Malaria elimination in Bhutan: asymptomatic malaria cases in the Bhutanese population living in malaria-risk areas and in migrant workers from India

Introduction: In 2018, Bhutan reported 54 cases of malaria, of which six were indigenous, 14 introduced and 34 imported. Considering the continuous reduction in the number of indigenous cases, Bhutan plans to eliminate malaria by 2025 under the Bhutan Malaria Elimination Strategy. The study was conducted to assess the presence of asymptomatic plasmodial infection in… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 By in Publication , .

Measles and rubella immunity in the population of Bhutan, 2017

Background: In 2017, measles elimination was verified in Bhutan, and the country appears to have sufficiently high vaccination coverage to achieve rubella elimination. However, a measles and rubella serosurvey was conducted to find if any hidden immunity gaps existed that could threaten Bhutan’s elimination status. Methods: A nationwide, three-stage, cluster seroprevalence survey was conducted among… [Read more]

This was posted on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 By in Publication , .