Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018

  • Multiple Micronutrients Versus Iron Folic Acid on Pica and Hemoglobin Levels Among Pregnant Women in Kenya

    Betsy Chebet Rono, Yeri Kombe, Anselimo Makokha

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 95-101
    Received: Jul. 06, 2018
    Accepted: Jul. 25, 2018
    Published: Aug. 27, 2018
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    Abstract: Pica is an indicator of low micronutrients in a pregnant woman’s health. Low micronutrients pose a great risk to an otherwise healthy pregnancy. A healthy pregnancy, results in a healthy mother and baby; the critical probability in every pregnancy. The aim of the study was to introduce multiple micronutrients to promote maternal nutrition and influ... Show More
  • Stunting, Micronutrient Deficiencies, and Worm Infections Among Primary School Children at Low and Lower-Middle Income Countries in Asia and Africa: A Systematic Review

    Fauzi Budi Satria, Le Thi Huong, Odilia Isabel Bermudez

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 102-111
    Received: Jul. 07, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 02, 2018
    Published: Aug. 28, 2018
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    Abstract: Most of stunting and children with micronutrient deficiencies lived in Asia and in Africa region. In many developing countries, any nutritional disorders are aggravated by some infectious diseases such as worm infections especially among children aged 5 to 15 years. The aim of this review study was to describe and compare the prevalence of stunting... Show More
  • Determinants of Vaccinal Incompletude in the Context of Implementation of Financing Based on the Performance in Bertoua Health District

    Ka’aba Mongo Charles Josias, Bassong Mankollo Olga Yvonne, Assam Assam Jean Paul

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 112-118
    Received: Mar. 01, 2018
    Accepted: Mar. 27, 2018
    Published: Sep. 05, 2018
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    Abstract: The immunization completion rate of children under 12 months remains low despite the implementation of Financing based on the performance in the Eastern Region of Cameroon. The objective of this study was to identify the determinants of this vaccine incompleteness from 2013 to 2014. A transversal study with descriptive and analytical aim was carrie... Show More
  • Family Planning Use Among Women Attending a Health Care Facility in Rural Ghana

    Adadow Yidana, Alhassan Salifu Sharif

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 119-124
    Received: Aug. 07, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 22, 2018
    Published: Sep. 19, 2018
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    Abstract: Demand for and the use of family planning is fundamental in ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health care. Family planning in Ghana remains a delicate issue that is reluctantly accepted. This study was carried out to assess the use of family planning among women attending a health facility in Ghana. A descriptivecross-sectional study desig... Show More
  • Predictors of HIV Testing Positive Result Among Pregnant Women Attending Prenatal Clinics in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Jack Hyyombo Tambwe Kokolomami, Patrick Kalambayi Kayembe

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 4, August 2018
    Pages: 125-130
    Received: Aug. 09, 2018
    Accepted: Aug. 22, 2018
    Published: Sep. 27, 2018
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    Abstract: Since it began in 2003, HIV/AIDS surveillance in Democratic Republic of the Congo has been mainly carried out among pregnant women attending antenatal clinics. In addition to screening for syphilis and HIV, some demographic, behavioral, and obstetrical data are also collected. This work aimed to identify the factors associated with a positive HIV t... Show More