Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2015

  • Investigation into the Perceived Neglect of the Volta Region, Ghana, under Millennium Development Goal 7

    Mavis Pearl Kwabla, Ishmael D. Norman, Margaret Kweku, Wisdom Takramah, Gregory K. Amenuvegbe, Prince Kubi Appiah, Eric Osei, Fred N. Binka

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2015
    Pages: 14-20
    Received: Jul. 01, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 14, 2015
    Published: Jul. 15, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20150102.11
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    Abstract: The Volta Region of Ghana appears to be neglected under the national commitment to the Millennium Development Goals # 7. This impression was informed by the results of a rapid diagnosis of a select group of communities in the region, hence this study. We assessed general government compliance with MDG #7 with specific regard to the Volta Region. We... Show More
  • A Comparative Analysis of Nutritional Status in Adolescents from an Urban Versus a Peri-urban School in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

    Keiron A. Audain, Frederick J. Veldman, Susanna M. Kassier

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2015
    Pages: 21-27
    Received: Jul. 12, 2015
    Accepted: Jul. 24, 2015
    Published: Jul. 25, 2015
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20150102.12
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    Abstract: With the current nutrition transition occurring in low-to-middle-income countries (LMICs), incidences of both overweight/obesity and underweight/stunting are increasingly observed within the same population. This is an important phenomenon with regards to adolescent health, as poor nutritional status among adolescents may contribute towards suscept... Show More