Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016

  • Hygiene Practices Among Food Vendors in Hohoe Township

    George Edward Ntow, Mavis Pearl Kwabla, Joyce Der

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016
    Pages: 43-50
    Received: Sep. 02, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 23, 2016
    Published: Oct. 17, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20160202.11
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    Abstract: Background: Street food vending has become a very lucrative business across all parts of the globe. However, little attention has been given to the safety of such foods thus, becoming a great challenge to public health. This study was conducted to examine the hygiene practices observe by food vendors at sites where food is prepared and sold in the ... Show More
  • Epidemiology of Dengue Fever in Ethiopian Somali Region: Retrospective Health Facility Based Study

    Yusuf Mohammed Ahmed, Ali Abdi Salah

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016
    Pages: 51-56
    Received: Aug. 27, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 12, 2016
    Published: Oct. 19, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20160202.12
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    Abstract: Dengue fever (DF) is globally emerging mosquito born viral disease. In Ethiopia, DF is newly emerged since 2013. The existing outbreak data was not compiled which is important for the provision of epidemiological information as a base for the health care systems, and to make possible preventive and curative measures for the coming dengue fever outb... Show More
  • Assessing the Utilization and Implementation Challenges of Prevention of Mother-to-Child-Transmission of HIV Programme in a Secondary Care Hospital, Ghana

    Eric Osei, Williams Amankwaa Fosu, Joyce Der

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016
    Pages: 57-65
    Received: Aug. 11, 2016
    Accepted: Sep. 23, 2016
    Published: Oct. 28, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20160202.13
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    Abstract: Background: Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV continues to be a major public health problem and accounts for a considerable share of new HIV infections among young children. Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) has been recognised as vital to reducing infant and child mortality associated with HIV infection. This study assess... Show More
  • Hypertensive Patients’ Knowledge and Attitude in Kasr al Ainy Hospitals

    Muhammed H. Meslam, Marwa Abdel Rahman Amer, Lubna Muhammad Bekhiet, Mohamed A. K., Galal Eldin A. Abdelazim, Doaa M. Hassan, Haytham Soliman Ghareeb, Soliman Ghareeb

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016
    Pages: 66-70
    Received: Jul. 16, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 18, 2016
    Published: Nov. 03, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20160202.14
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    Abstract: Introduction: Hypertension is a major public health problem affecting 26.3% of Egyptians. In Egypt, there was no data yield yet showing the effect of awareness about hypertension on hypertensive patients. So we evoked a question: does being hypertensive affect knowledge about hypertension or not? Methods: The study is a comparative cross-sectional ... Show More
  • Influence of Maternal Education on Child Stunting in SNNPR, Ethiopia

    Eliyas Musbah, Amare Worku

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016
    Pages: 71-82
    Received: Aug. 27, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 17, 2016
    Published: Nov. 23, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20160202.15
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    Abstract: Stunting indicates a failure to achieve one’s genetic potential for height and thought to be the result of chronic under nutrition originating from infancy. Objective of study to assess magnitude of stunting among children less than five years of age and to explore its association with maternal education in SNNPR, Ethiopia. Based on data from Alive... Show More
  • A Status on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Saudi Arabia: A Systematic Review

    Alzzaqani Ahmad Hasan A., Alzemily Mohammed Abdulkareem M., Alshahrani Homood Saeed A.

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016
    Pages: 83-88
    Received: Sep. 28, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 19, 2016
    Published: Nov. 25, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20160202.16
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    Abstract: Removed all headings and made it as one paragraph as suggested by reviewer. Impaired glucose tolerance is the most common complication during pregnancy. The prevalence of gestational has increased all over the world recently and especially in Saudi Arabia. The gestational diabetes causes many problems to both mother and the fetus. The objective of ... Show More
  • Vitamin a Supplementation Coverage and Correlates of Uptake Among Children 6-59 Months in the South Dayi District, Ghana

    Doris Hadzi, Geoffrey Adebayo Asalu, Hayford Mawuli Avedzi, Prince Kubi Appiah, Elvis E. Tarkang

    Issue: Volume 2, Issue 2, December 2016
    Pages: 89-98
    Received: Sep. 13, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 20, 2016
    Published: Dec. 09, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20160202.17
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    Abstract: Introduction: Vitamin A is essential for immune function, vision, reproduction, and cellular communication. Insufficient amounts of vitamin A decreases children’s ability to resist diseases and increases risks for childhood deaths, hospital stay, and missed school days. Two annual doses of vitamin A supplementation (VAS) for children 6-59 months, w... Show More