Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2018

  • Non Communicable Disease Admissions in Developing Country as Experienced from the Medical Ward of a Tertiary Centre in Nigeria

    Alikor Chizindu Akubudike, Nwafor Chibuike Eze

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2018
    Pages: 34-37
    Received: 17 February 2018
    Accepted: 24 March 2018
    Published: 12 April 2018
    Abstract: Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) are chronic medical conditions that are non-infectious. NCDs which include a cluster of illnesses (Diabetes mellitus, Cancers, Chronic respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal disorders) are increasing worldwide due to changing lifestyles and socio-economic status with significant contributio... Show More
  • Prevalence and Determinants of Malnutrition Among Schoolchildren in Primary Schools in the Communes of Dixinn, Matam and Matoto, Conakry, Guinea, 2016

    Touré Abdoulaye, Kadio Kadio Jean-Jacques Olivier, Camara Alioune, Sidibé Sidikiba, Delamou Alexandre, Kotchi Yao Emmanuel, Barry Ibrahima Koolo, Diallo Ibrahima Sory, Traoré Falaye, Magassouba Fodé Bangaly, Khanafer Nagham, Cissé Diao, Abro Awo Laurent, Chambrier Cécile, Etard Jean Francois, Diallo Mamadou Pathé

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2018
    Pages: 38-47
    Received: 19 February 2018
    Accepted: 19 March 2018
    Published: 14 April 2018
    Abstract: Malnutrition leads to disruption of cognitive development and poor academic performance among children. However, few studies have been conducted in primary school to measure its burden and risk factors in Guinea. The objective of this study was to measure the prevalence of malnutrition and determine its associated factors among primary school child... Show More
  • Association of Education and Knowledge of HIV with HIV Stigma in Thirteen Selected African Countries

    Gerhard Fortwengel, Sam Ibeneme, Jacqueline Behnsen, Lars Heinrich, Stephanie Ilenseer, Susanna Kirchner, Ya-Jui Liang, Marie Lindemann, Jana-Elena Michaelis, Melanie Müller, Kira Schütze, Christina Valtin

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2018
    Pages: 48-58
    Received: 21 February 2018
    Accepted: 21 March 2018
    Published: 2 May 2018
    Abstract: Majority of African countries have high stigma index(HSI) and are mostly populated by rural dwellers with high levels of illiteracy/ignorance. Therefore, poor education and knowledge of human immune deficiency virus(HIV) infection might be key drivers of stigmatization. Eight countries with a stigma index(STI) >40%(Niger, Guinea, Ghana, Sierra Leon... Show More
  • Intestinal Parasitic Infections Among Acute Malnourished Children During Ebola at Ratoma Medical Center of Conakry, Guinea

    Sidibé Sidikiba, Delamou Alexandre, Camara Bienvenu Salim, Magassouba Aboubacar Sidiki, Ravi Nirmal, Beavogui Abdoul Habib

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2018
    Pages: 59-64
    Received: 15 April 2018
    Accepted: 2 May 2018
    Published: 5 May 2018
    Abstract: Intestinal parasitic infections are particularly severe in children in whom they can lead to malnutrition and decreased resistance to infections. In Guinea, no study has examined the burden of intestinal parasitic infections among malnourished children, especially in the context of the Ebola outbreak. The objective of this study was to determine th... Show More