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2009 Utilization and practice of traditional/complementary/alternative medicine (TM/CAM) in South Africa

The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of published and unpublished research investigating the prevalence of traditional, ...

2009 Use of traditional and complementary health practices in prenatal, delivery and postnatal care in the context of HIV Transmission from Mother to Child (PMTCT) in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

The aim of this study was as part of a baseline assessment in PMTCT in the traditional health sector: a) to determine the views of women who...

2008 Household survey on the pattern of utilization of medicines in selected communities in South Africa

The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of drug use, and how morbidity, use of health services, self-evaluated health, demograph...

2008 Use of traditional complementary and alternative medicine for HIV patients in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Background: Traditional medicine use has been reported is common among individuals with moderate and advanced HIV disease. The aim of this c...