Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017

  • Public Beliefs, Attitude and Practice of Voluntary Non-remunerated Blood Donation Among Resident in Sokoto, Nigeria

    Aminu Umar Kaoje, Abubakar Umar Musa, Nneka Christina Okafoagu, Haruna Ibrahim, Mansur Olayinka Raji, Umar Mohammed Ango

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 90-96
    Received: 24 August 2017
    Accepted: 8 September 2017
    Published: 17 October 2017
    Abstract: The practice of blood donation and transfusion is life saving and in spite of extensive researches, an ideal blood substitute is yet to been found, therefore man will continue to depend on blood donated from fellow humans. The aim of the study is to assess public belief, attitude to and practices of voluntary non-remunerated blood donation among re... Show More
  • Enhancing Malaria Prevention in Cameroon Through Community Participation: An in-Depth Review

    Jato Denis Mbako, Dina Barffo, Roland Kuuzagr Nuotol, Raouf Alebshehy, Nura Musa Shuaib

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 97-109
    Received: 11 July 2017
    Accepted: 26 July 2017
    Published: 8 November 2017
    Abstract: Despite 66 percent reduction in mortality between 2000 and 2015, malaria remains a major global public health problem, affecting mostly Sub-Saharan Africa. Cameroon remains endemic to malaria, with about 41 percent suffering at least one episode of malaria, annual overall mortality of 30 to 35 percent and 67 percent childhood mortality. Cameroon go... Show More
  • Self-Medication Among Children Under 5 Years Living in Rural Area, Ferlo Senegal

    Ndèye Marème Sougou, Gilles Boestch, Mouhamadou Makhtar Mbacké Leye, Mayassine Diongue, Ibrahima Seck, Anta Tal-Dia

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2017
    Pages: 110-114
    Received: 26 October 2017
    Accepted: 20 November 2017
    Published: 14 December 2017
    Abstract: In African rural area, self-treatment has its place in the devices of therapeutic choices. The aim of this study was to determine the extent and pattern of self-treatment among children living in Senegal rural area. A cross-sectional study was carried out to examine the place of self-treatment in the stages of the therapeutic itinerary among childr... Show More