inherited burden of disease: agricultural dams and the persistence of bloody urine (schistosomiasis hematobium) in the upper east region of ghana, 1959-1997.a major agricultural development project was commissioned to celebrate ghana's independence in 1957. in the upper region along the border with upper volta now named burkina faso, a total of 185 clay-core dams were constructed in 15 years to enhance village water supplies during the 6-month dry season. in a concentrated area of n.e. ghana (now the upper east region) no fewer than 104 dams were erected in only 3 years. the beneficial impacts of the dams are indisputable, and life today would be un ...200312473309
schistosoma haematobium infection in pregnancy.due to the economical lack of safe drugs in a remote area of ghana (bawku district) to treat schistosoma haematobium infection during pregnancy, the spontaneous outcome of the pregnancy in women with proved s. haematobium infection was compared with a control group (average hospital delivery). in a survey of 200 pregnant women, we found a prevalence of s. haematobium of 4.5%. from the original collection of 41 infected pregnant women we could follow 23 up to delivery. this group showed a higher ...19921356302
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