Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2018

  • Difference in Adherence to Anti-Retroviral Therapy in Resource - Constrained Setting: Adolescents and Young Adults in Rural and Urban Residents in Nigeria

    Amom Tor-Anyiin, Frazier Benjamin Beatty

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 168-174
    Received: Oct. 05, 2018
    Accepted: Oct. 18, 2018
    Published: Nov. 13, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20180406.11
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    Abstract: Adherence to antiretroviral medicines is essential to halt human immunodeficiency virus progression, increase CD4 counts, decrease virologic impact, and improve quality of life for the infected people. However, sustaining good adherence among adolescents and young adults has been a challenge caused by various problems such as distance to clinic, im... Show More
  • The Impact of Stigma on the Healthcare of Tuberculosis Patients in Kitwe

    Evaristo Chanda, Alfred Matafwali Sichilima

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 175-184
    Received: Oct. 22, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 12, 2018
    Published: Dec. 26, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20180406.12
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    Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is on the increase in Kitwe and TB related stigma makes it difficult to control the disease. The main objective of this study was to assess the impact of stigma on the healthcare of patients suffering from tuberculosis. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional study among TB patients registered at Buchi Small and Ipusukilo clin... Show More
  • Frequency and Correlates of Obesity or Overweight Among Patients with Hypertension at the Ignace Deen National Hospital in Conakry, Guinea

    Sidibé Sidikiba, Barry Ibrahima Sory, Camara Bienvenu Salim, Sylla Djenabou, Samaké Amara Tabaouo, Kuotu Gérard Christian, Camara Gnoume, Delamou Alexandre, Balde Mamadou Dadhi

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 185-190
    Received: Oct. 29, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 12, 2018
    Published: Dec. 26, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20180406.13
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    Abstract: Hypertension and obesity are common life style diseases with increasing burden in worldwide. The objective of this study was to describe the frequency and identify factors associated with obesity or overweight among patients with hypertension seeking care at the department of cardiology of Ignace Deen national hospital in Conakry, Guinea. This was ... Show More
  • Contraceptive Choices and Use Among Postnatal Women in Selected Districts in Luapula Province, Zambia

    Chama Daniel, Kasongo Titus, Munengo Webster, Mutale Mumbi, Catherine Mubita Ngoma

    Issue: Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2018
    Pages: 191-195
    Received: Nov. 02, 2018
    Accepted: Nov. 22, 2018
    Published: Dec. 26, 2018
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20180406.14
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    Abstract: Effective contraception benefits both mothers and children by decreasing morbidity and mortality, improving the social and economic status of women, and improving the relationship of the mother with all her children. The main aim of the study was to determine contraceptive choices and use among postnatal women in Mwense, Mwansabobwe and Nchelenge d... Show More