Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020

  • Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Regarding Antenatal Care Among Urban and Rural Women of Tehsil Hajira District Poonch: A Comparative Study

    Farah Tabassam, Tahira Amjad, Attiya Hameed Khan, Sadaf Jamil

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 237-241
    Received: Jul. 05, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 03, 2020
    Published: Aug. 25, 2020
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    Abstract: The objectives of my study was to assess the current Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of women belonging to reproductive age group of tehsil Hajira regarding antenatal care, to identify the barriers towards not seeking antenatal care, to compare the rural-urban antenatal care seeking behavior of these women and the services provided and to suggest... Show More
  • Health Facility Preparedness and Response to COVID-19: An Assessment of Employee Satisfaction in a Teaching Hospital in Southern Nigeria

    Esohe Olivia Ogboghodo, Joy Chinyere Nwaogwugwu, Otaniyenuwa Eloghosa Obarisiagbon, Orezimena Temitope Omo-Ikirodah, Edith Imuwahen Uwugiaren, Obehi Aituaje Akoria, Darlington Ewaen Obaseki, Mokogwu Ndubuisi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 242-250
    Received: Aug. 04, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 21, 2020
    Published: Sep. 10, 2020
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    Abstract: Employee satisfaction is increasingly recognized as a measure that largely determines the productivity and efficiency of health institutions. This study assessed employees’ satisfaction with preparedness for, and response to COVID-19 in a tertiary hospital in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. This was a descriptive cross-sectional study using mixed m... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Willingness of Health Care Workers Towards COVID-19 Preventive Measure in a Tertiary Health Institution in North Eastern Part of Nigeria

    Olayinka Victor Ojo, Ramsey Msheliza Yalma, Ebenezer Obi Daniel, Paul Olaiya Abiodun, Ahmed Mamuda Bello, Israel Olukayode Popoola, Christie Omolola Adams

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 251-255
    Received: Aug. 13, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 24, 2020
    Published: Sep. 10, 2020
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    Abstract: Covid-19 outbreak has been a great public health challenge to the world where government in various countries has made drastic effort to mitigate the outbreak of the pandemic “COVID-19” by imposing lockdown, movement control. Adherence to control measure is affected by their knowledge, attitude and willingness towards covid-19 preventive measure. I... Show More
  • Profile of Obesity and Factors Associated Among Adults Cameroonian Living in Urban Area: A Cross Sectional Study

    Christine Fernande Nyangono Biyegue, William Dakam, Francoise Raissa Ntentie, Nathalie Missia, Jasmine Nika, Marie Noelle Mbemene, Judith Laure Ngondi, Julius Enyong Oben

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 256-267
    Received: Jul. 16, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 21, 2020
    Published: Sep. 16, 2020
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    Abstract: Background and objectives: The emergence of nutritional transition in developing countries leads to increased prevalence of obesity and related adverse health effects. Cameroon which urbanization rate is among the highest in Sub-Saharan Africa is facing to this situation. This study was aimed at establishing the obesity profile of Cameroonian popul... Show More
  • The Counterfeit Petrol Business in Benin and Associated Health Consequences Among Stakeholders

    Gbankoto Mamatou, Gbaguidi Ahotondji Bertin, Dotché Ogoudanan Ignace, Biaou Olivier, Youssao Abdou Karim Alassane, Akpovi Dêwanou Casimir, Youssao Abdou Karim Issaka

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 268-279
    Received: Sep. 04, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 17, 2020
    Published: Sep. 25, 2020
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    Abstract: In Benin counterfeit fuel is sold across the country, but the health consequences associated with this activity are not documented. The present study was conducted to describe the specificities of this business in a representative municipality of Southern Benin and to identify its health-related consequences as perceived by the vendors. Data was co... Show More
  • Distribution and Determinants of Etiologies and Complications of Chronic Liver Diseases Among Patients at a Tertiary Hospital in a Lower Economic Region of Ghana

    Matthew Aidoo, Baba Sulemana Mohammed

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 280-287
    Received: Sep. 04, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 17, 2020
    Published: Sep. 25, 2020
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    Abstract: There is dearth of data on the epidemiology of chronic liver diseases (CLDs) in northern Ghana. To this extent, we intended to investigate the distribution and determinants of the etiologies and complications of CLDs at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, a referral hospital of northern Ghana. The medical records of patients with CLDs admitted at the med... Show More
  • Ramadan Intermittent Fasting and Its Beneficial Effects of Health: A Review Article

    Ahmed Ismail Mohamed, Abdifatah Mohamoud Abdi, Mohamed Mussa Abdilahi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 288-292
    Received: Aug. 05, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 27, 2020
    Published: Sep. 30, 2020
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    Abstract: During the Ramadan month, Muslims abstain from eating any food, drinking any liquid, smoking and sexual intercourse in this holy month as testimony of faith, charity, pilgrimage, and daily prayer during daylight hours. Food and drinks are allowed before dawn and after sunset these meals are called suhoor and iftar, respectively. the aim of this art... Show More
  • Impact of Performance Based Financing on Health Facilities Performance in Immunization in Two Health Districts in Benin

    Agonnoude Togbédji Maurice, Houeto Sègbegnon David, Sambieni N’koué Emmanuel, Adoukonou Tododjitché Thierry Armel

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 293-298
    Received: Sep. 03, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 22, 2020
    Published: Oct. 07, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: two pilot studies of RBF have been conducted in some health districts of Benin since 2012, which results have been scaled up in 2015. Then, it’s important to see whether the impacts of health care from those studies will be confirmed by HFs performance in IS. Objective: to analyze the impact of RBF on IS performance in Parakou/N’dali an... Show More
  • Knowledge Levels of Breast Cancer Among Women of Reproductive Age in Kenya, a Case Study of Kitui County

    Fridah Ndinda Muinde, Mohammed Karama, Mativo Nzioki, Koech Cheruiyot Fred

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 299-308
    Received: Sep. 17, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 29, 2020
    Published: Oct. 13, 2020
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    Abstract: Background: Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality among women in the world today. Therefore there is need for concerted efforts to advance interventions that seek to mitigate challenges associated with its screening. In Kenya, breast cancer accounts for 23% of cancerous diseases that affect women. The purpose of this study was to ... Show More
  • Effectiveness of Communication Actions on the Reduction of Road Traffic Accidents Among Motorcyclists: A Systematic Review

    Francois Agossou, Jacques Saizonou, Nicolas Gaffan, Blasselle Houssou, Assomption Hounsa, Cyriaque Ahodekon, Patrick Makoutode, Virginie Mongbo, Edgard-Marius Ouendo

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 309-315
    Received: May 29, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 14, 2020
    Published: Oct. 17, 2020
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    Abstract: Vulnerable road users, including motorcyclists, account for more than half of all road traffic fatalities worldwide. Communication actions are an essential part of prevention both in Africa and in the world. This study aimed to review the available scientific studies on the effectiveness of communication actions for the reduction of road traffic ac... Show More
  • Emergence of a Tape-worm Through Traumatic Perforation of the Small Intestine, Then Through the Umbilical Wound to the Exterior, Elhassaheisa Teaching Hospital, Sudan

    Omer Taha Ahmed Elmukashfi, Taha Ahmed Elmukashfi Elshiekh, Mohammed Algily Dafalla Mohammed, Imtethal Ali Mahmoud Abdlruhman

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 5, October 2020
    Pages: 316-319
    Received: Jul. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 05, 2020
    Published: Oct. 17, 2020
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    Abstract: Tapeworm infection represents a common health problem in developing countries. Taeniasaginata infection is one of endemic diseases that found in countries where most of populations eat raw or undercooked meat. A 64 years old female patient with penetrating abdominal trauma, presented to Outpatient Clinic at Elhassaheisa Teaching Hospital, Gezira St... Show More