Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017

  • Evaluation of the Bacteriological Quality of Outdoor Public Swimming Pools in Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria

    Onuorah Samuel, Ginika-Osuorji Joy, Odibo Frederick, Ojiagu Nnenna Chinelo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 55-60
    Received: 18 June 2017
    Accepted: 28 June 2017
    Published: 28 August 2017
    Abstract: Fifteen outdoor public swimming pools in Awka, Nigeria were assessed bacteriologically before and after use by bathers to determine their suitability for bathing purposes. The total bacterial, total coliform, faecal coliform, Staphylococcal and Pseudomonas counts were carried out using standard methods. The total bacterial count before and after us... Show More
  • Progress Towards TB Elimination: An Eight-Year Retrospective Analysis of Key Performance Indicators for TB Control in Plateau State, Nigeria, 2016

    Luka Mangveep Ibrahim, Gonen Mato Lakda, Samuel Ogiri, Phillip Patrobas, Danjuma Maku Aboki

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 61-67
    Received: 12 July 2017
    Accepted: 28 July 2017
    Published: 6 September 2017
    Abstract: Tuberculosis is a major public health concern in Nigeria. It had been targeted for elimination using the directly observed treatment short Couse strategy. Plateau state started implementing the strategy since 2001. The key performance indicators towards achieving elimination targets was evaluated. Data from the routine surveillance records and repo... Show More
  • Risk Factors for Extra Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the Health District of Thies, Senegal

    Kamadore Touré, Diop Moustapha, Ousmane Junior Dieng, Mamadou Ndiaye, Diallo Abdoulaye, Fatou Seck, Madoky Maguatte Diop, Adama Berthé, Pape Souleymane Touré, Sylvie Audrey Diop, Teri Lawson, Bernard Marcel Diop, Mamadou Mourtala Ka

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 68-72
    Received: 11 June 2017
    Accepted: 11 July 2017
    Published: 26 September 2017
    Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is a national health priority in African countries particularly pulmonary form. But Extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) is increasing with less consideration for the governments. However, it has a negative impact in the social, economic and sanitary context. Few studies on the disease have been conducted in the African continent. The objecti... Show More
  • Evaluation of Antenatal Care Screening According to the National Recommendations in Senegal

    Aïcha Marceline Sarr, Kamadore Toure, Pascale Ondoa, Winny Koster, Adja Khady Datt-Fall, Oulimata Diémé, Ahmad Iyane Sow

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 73-79
    Received: 18 August 2017
    Accepted: 4 September 2017
    Published: 5 October 2017
    Abstract: In the fight against maternal and infant mortality, Senegal has defined screening tests guidelines for antenatal care. A minimal list of six (6) tests should be requested during the first ANC visit. To contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality in Senegal, we conducted a study to evaluate, this practice in health facilities, taking into accou... Show More
  • Factors Behind the Preference in Contraceptives Use Among Non-pregnant and Sexually Active Women in Benin Republic

    Justin Dansou, Adeyemi O. Adekunle, Ayodele O. Arowojolu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2017
    Pages: 80-89
    Received: 1 April 2017
    Accepted: 20 June 2017
    Published: 10 October 2017
    Abstract: Despite the amounting interest in improving access to and utilization of family planning methods, contraceptives prevalence rates remain low in Benin Republic. Rates of increase in contraceptives’ prevalence are low and underlying risk factors for use and non-use are not well known. This study investigates similarities and differences in factors as... Show More