Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2021

  • Review of Determinants of Low Insecticide Treated Net Utilization and Interventions to Improve Utilization Among Under-Fives in Ghana: An In-depth Review

    Dina Barffo, Roland Kuuzagr Nuotol, Raouf Alebshehy, Nura Musa Shuaib, Jato Denis Mbako

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 1-10
    Received: Oct. 09, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 19, 2020
    Published: Jan. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: Malaria continues to be a public health challenge in Ghana, especially among children under five years. World Health Organization recommends 80% usage of insecticide treated nets as it is one of the most effectiveness means of preventing malaria. However, usage of insecticide treated nets is only 47% among this vulnerable group in Ghana, which is b... Show More
  • Prevalence and Pattern of Depression among Women of Polygamous and Monogamous Family Settings in Rural Areas of Sokoto State, Nigeria

    Habibullah Adamu, Oche Mansur Oche, Iye Ruth Abel, Kasimu Alhaji Garba, Bashar Bala Zubairu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 11-22
    Received: Dec. 06, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 14, 2020
    Published: Jan. 15, 2021
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    Abstract: World Health Organization recognizes depression as one of the leading mental illnesses of public health concern, with estimated 300 million people affected. This study assessed the prevalence, pattern and risk factors associated with depression among women in rural areas of Sokoto state. A comparative cross-sectional study was carried out and using... Show More
  • Modeling of Communication Strategies for Reducing Public Road Accidents Involving Two-Wheel Motorized Vehicles in Urban Areas: Case of Cotonou and Parakou Cities in Benin

    François Agossou, Jacques Saizonou, Castro Hounmenou, Blasselle Houssou, Assumption Hounsa, Gyslain Mahoutin Zannou, Cyriaque Ahodekon, Patrick Makoutode, Virginie Mongbo, Edgard-Marius Ouendo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 23-31
    Received: Nov. 25, 2020
    Accepted: Dec. 10, 2020
    Published: Jan. 22, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: Road accidents are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the world. To reduce their scale, some approaches have been favored, such as communication actions. This work aimed to propose an integrated model for the effective reduction of road accidents among motorized two-wheeled vehicle drivers (2WD) in urban areas in ... Show More
  • HIV-Exposed Children: Determinants of Early Diagnosis and Survival in the Kongo Central Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Lukanu Ngwala Philippe, Musiti Ngolo Jean Robert, Nlandu Niati Jean Destin, Metamonika Adolphine, Matondo Luzunga Guy Roger, Situakibanza Hypolite

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 32-39
    Received: Dec. 25, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 07, 2021
    Published: Jan. 22, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction. Successful prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) requires early diagnosis, consistent access to antiretroviral therapy (ART), and regular health care during and after pregnancy. This study assessed the determinants of early HIV diagnosis by children born to HIV-positive (HIV+) mot... Show More
  • Social Status as Predictor of Pregnant Women Attendance at Antenatal Care

    Agonnoudé Togbédji Maurice, Assogba Abdul Koudous, Ahouignan-Hounkponou Fanny, Houéto Sègbégnon David, Sossa Jérôme Charles, Zannou Gbènoukpo Sébastien

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, February 2021
    Pages: 40-46
    Received: Dec. 30, 2020
    Accepted: Jan. 09, 2021
    Published: Jan. 25, 2021
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    Abstract: Objectives: to assess the influence of social status of women on their attendance at antenatal care (ANC) in North Benin context in 2016. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from November 17th to December 16th, 2016 on a sample of 465 women who had delivered in the past few days before the survey. A structured and pre-tested questionnair... Show More