Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020

  • Utilization of Antenatal Care Services Among Pregnant Mothers in Wadajir District, Banadir Region-Mogadishu Somalia

    Hussein Shire Jimale, Ali Sheikh Mohamed Omer, Adan Yusuf Mahdi, Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 320-325
    Received: Aug. 25, 2020
    Accepted: Sep. 25, 2020
    Published: Oct. 30, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Antenatal care contributes to good pregnancy outcomes and often times benefits of antenatal care are dependent on the timing and quality of the care provided. Antenatal care is necessary to establish confidence between the woman and her health care provider, to individualize health promotion messages, and to identify and manage any maternal complic... Show More
  • Associated Factors with Pre-eclampsia Among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care in SOS Hospital Mogadishu, Somalia: A Hospital-based Study

    Omar Dahir, Samio Mohamud, Ahmed Abdinoor, Gallad Dahir, Hoda Abdinur

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 326-331
    Received: Oct. 14, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2020
    Published: Nov. 04, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Background and objective: Preeclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women during the second half of their pregnancy. It is estimated that 3-5% of all pregnancies is affected by preeclampsia and it has become the leading cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality across the world. The objective of this study was to determine ri... Show More
  • Characterization of Abdominal Organs Among Patients with Ascites, Elribat Teaching Hospital, Sudan; Sonographic Study

    Taha Ahmed Elmukashfi Elsheikh, Elsafi Ahmed Abdullah Balla, Ashraf Mustafa Mohammed Osman

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 332-338
    Received: Jul. 23, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 07, 2020
    Published: Nov. 09, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Background: Ascites is an accumulation of excessive fluid in peritoneal cavity. Aim: To determine sonographic appearances of abdominal organs among patients having ascites, attending at Ultrasound Department, Elribat Teaching Hospital, Sudan; 2016. Methods: The study design was a cross sectional study. Independent variable was ascites. Dependent va... Show More
  • Epidemiologic Response to the First Case of COVID-19 in Nigeria

    Tomi Coker, Hakeem Abiola Yusuff, Oladipo Olanrewaju Ogunbode, Olawale Sunday Animasaun, Adesoji Olatunde Odukoya, Olukemi Titilope Olugbade, Idris Nasir Abdullahi, Omotayo Yusuff Awere, Gloria Charles Archibong, Adefunke Comfort Adesina, Islamiat Soneye, Amos Akinremi, Adeniyi Hakeem Bisiriyu, Oluseyi Moses Adu, Abisola Tosin Egbebi, Serifat Omobolanle Aminu, Folake Olubunmi Ajayi, Risquat Oluremi Salako, Festus Olukayode Soyinka, Olukayode Kusimo, Adesanya Ekundayo Ayinde, Sunday Dele-David, Muhammad Shakir Balogun

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 339-345
    Received: Oct. 24, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 16, 2020
    Published: Dec. 11, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has resulted in an unprecedented global health security challenge, economic downturns and psychosocial disruptions. First reported in Wuhan, China, the epidemic swiftly spread to over 200 countries and territories. In Nigeria, the first confir... Show More
  • Prevalence of Ailments in a Youth Camp in Southern Nigeria

    Cyprian Chuks Odega, Kehinde Charles Mofolorunsho

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 346-350
    Received: Nov. 04, 2020
    Accepted: Nov. 19, 2020
    Published: Dec. 16, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Background: The National Youth Service Corps organizes a three-week orientation course for young Nigerian graduates who graduated at less than 30 years of age from polytechnics or Universities either in Nigeria or outside Nigeria. They are sent to an orientation camp in the state of deployment. This camp brings together the graduate youths and many... Show More
  • Womens Sociodemographic and Gyneco-Obstetrical Factors Related to IPTp Observance in Ouidah-Kpomasse-Tori Bossito, Benin

    Padonou Sètondji Géraud Roméo, Aguemon Badirou, Damien Georgia, Tognifode Mèdessè Véronique, Djossou Elisette, Codjia Estelle, Hinson Antoine Vickey, Ayelo Paul

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 351-357
    Received: Dec. 01, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 09, 2020
    Published: Dec. 25, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Background: In Benin, adherence to intermittent preventive treatment against malaria in pregnant women is below national indicators. This study aimed to determine the rate of IPT1, IPT2, and IPT3 and to investigate the sociodemographic and gyneco-obstetrical factors associated with IPTp’s intake. Methods: During a cross-sectional study conducted fr... Show More
  • Implementing a New Technology in Diagnostic Services for Tuberculosis in Nigeria

    Amos Oluwasayo Akinremi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 358-364
    Received: Dec. 03, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 10, 2020
    Published: Dec. 25, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: This article analyses the experience of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH), Nigeria in its partnership arrangement with some international organisations to introduce a new technology to its diagnostic services for tuberculosis (TB) by adopting the use of GeneXpert test in line with the recommendation of World Health Organisation (WHO). It was a ... Show More
  • Risk of Diabetes in Cameroonian Patients with Psychosis and Under Antipsychotic Therapy: A Cross-Sectional Study

    Hermine Raissa Hell, Maxwell Nguedjo Wandji, Celine Sylvie Mimboe Bilongo, Ruth Edwige Dibacto Kemadjou, Boris Ronald Tchuente Tonou, Therese Henriette Dimodi, Gabriel Medoua Nama, Olga Yvonne Mankollo Bassong

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2020
    Pages: 365-371
    Received: Oct. 13, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 23, 2020
    Published: Dec. 31, 2020
    Downloads:
    Views:
    Abstract: Background: Diabetes is a public health problem worldwide and in sub-Saharan African countries such as Cameroon. According to many studies, the use of antipsychotic drugs increases the risk of developing diabetes mellitus by 2 to 3 times more in people with psychotic disorders than in the general population. The present study aimed to assess the in... Show More