Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019

  • Analyzing the Effects of the Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak on Maternal and Child Health Services in the Health District of Beyla, Guinea

    Karifa Kourouma, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Delphin Kolie, Sidikiba Sidibé, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Alexandre Delamou

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 136-141
    Received: Apr. 08, 2019
    Accepted: May 29, 2019
    Published: Jun. 12, 2019
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    Abstract: While more efforts were needed to enhance maternal and child health services in Guinea, the country experienced the worst and longest Ebola virus disease outbreak in 2014. The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of the 2014 Ebola virus disease outbreak on antenatal care visits, institutional deliveries and vaccine coverage among children a... Show More
  • Guidelines for Medical and Health Protection of Older People in Africa

    Ousseynou Ka, Abdoul Aziz Ndiaye, Awa Gaye, Ndeye Fatou Ngom, Mountaga Elimane Dia, Martial Coly Bop, Cheikh Tacko Diop, Alioune Badara Tall, Boubacar Gueye, Papa Gallo Sow, Lamine Gueye

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 142-148
    Received: May 12, 2019
    Accepted: Jun. 11, 2019
    Published: Jun. 24, 2019
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    Abstract: To cope with the aging of the population on the horizon in Africa and in particular in Senegal, it is important to set up geronto-geriatric policies adapted to our socio-economic and health context. Thus, in the field of health, the medical and health protection of the elderly, should have a double requirement which consists on the one hand, to pre... Show More
  • Effects of the 2014/2015 Ebola Outbreak on Malaria Management in Pregnant Women: A Comparative Study of an Ebola Affected and Unaffected Rural District of Guinea

    Delphin Kolie, Bienvenu Salim Camara, Karifa Kourouma, Fassou Mathias Grovogui, Alexandre Delamou, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Veerle Hermans, Claude Pierre Muller, Jeffrey Karl Edwards, Johan Van Griensven, Rony Zachariah

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 149-155
    Received: May 15, 2019
    Accepted: Jun. 14, 2019
    Published: Jun. 29, 2019
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    Abstract: This study aimed to measure the effects of Ebola outbreak on antenatal care attendance and malaria management in pregnant women in Guinea. A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted in two rural malaria-endemic health districts: on the epicentre of the West African Ebola outbreak (Guéckédou) and the other spared by Ebola (Koubia). Data wer... Show More
  • Study of the Viability of the Departmental Health Insurance Unit in the Health District of Koungheul (Senegal)

    Mamadou Makhtar M. Backe Leye, Oumar Bassoum, Ndeye Marème Sougou, Marc Raffinot, Anta Tal Dia

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 156-164
    Received: Mar. 25, 2019
    Accepted: Jun. 17, 2019
    Published: Jul. 01, 2019
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    Abstract: The promotion of departmental units of health insurance (UDAM) is an essential path advocated by the State of Senegal to access to universal health coverage. The UDAM is a departmental mutual, professionalized with an expanded package of covered services and allowing early recourse of beneficiary patients to the public health structures of the dist... Show More
  • Knowledge Attitude and Practice of Geriatric Patients Towards Predictors of Healthy Living at a Tertiary Health Institution in Abuja Nigeria

    Christie Omolola Adams, Ebenezer Obi Daniel, Gabriel Omoniyi Ayeni, Baamlong Nicholas, Ripiye Nanna Rebecca

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 165-171
    Received: Jun. 05, 2019
    Accepted: Jul. 04, 2019
    Published: Jul. 15, 2019
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    Abstract: The main objective of this study is to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices (KAP) of the geriatrics towards the predictor of healthy living in a tertiary hospital in Abuja, Nigeria. The study was carried out at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital (UATH), Abuja – Nigeria. A descriptive cross sectional survey of the geriatric patient... Show More
  • Assessment on Prevalence of Tinea Capitis and Its Associated Factors among School Children in Addis Zemen, Northwest Ethiopia, 2016

    Sefanit Lulekal, Sineshaw Abera, Sisay Misganaw, Sisay Urgie, Sora Asfaw

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 172-177
    Received: Mar. 17, 2019
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2019
    Published: Jul. 26, 2019
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    Abstract: Tinea capitis also known as "herpes tonsurans ringworm of the hair, ringworm of the scalp and tinea tonsurans is a cutaneous fungal infection (dermatophytosis) of the scalp. It is a common infection especially in poor socioeconomic settings. This study determines the high prevalence of Tinea capitis and its associated factors in school children in ... Show More
  • Assessment of Patient’ Relatives Satisfaction Towards Health Service Delivery in Tertiary Health Facilities in Benin-City, Edo State, Nigeria

    Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo, Adedoyin Catherine Adeniyi, Obehi Hilda Okojie

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 4, August 2019
    Pages: 178-184
    Received: Jun. 05, 2019
    Accepted: Jul. 12, 2019
    Published: Jul. 26, 2019
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    Abstract: This study aims to assess satisfaction rate of patient’s relatives towards health service delivery in tertiary health facilities in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. A descriptive cross-sectional study design among patient’s relatives was carried out. Data collection was by mixed methods using a pre-tested, interviewer-administered questionnaire and ... Show More