Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021

  • Malaria in West Cameroon: An Assessment of the Populations’ Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices

    Eric Defo Tamgno, Armand Tiotsia Tsapi, Martin Fossi, Ghyslaine Bruna Djeunang Dongho, Dorothy Kah Fosah Achu, Germaine Ekoyol Ekobe, Gianluca Russo, Olivier Ethgen, Martin Sanou Sobze

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 47-52
    Received: Feb. 15, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 02, 2021
    Published: Mar. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Malaria remains one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in Cameroon. Children under 5 years old and pregnant women are most burdened. A few studies have been carried out on the knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) of patients towards malaria in this country. Objective: We aimed at evaluating the level of knowledge, attitud... Show More
  • Willingness to Accept a COVID-19 Vaccine in Nigeria: A Population-based Cross-sectional Study

    Ekaete Alice Tobin, Martha Okonofua, Azuka Adeke, Andrew Obi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 53-60
    Received: Feb. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 11, 2021
    Published: Mar. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: The study assessed the intention to accept a future COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria and associated factors. Materials and Methods: Between July 2020 and August 2020, a cross-sectional study was conducted using an online questionnaire that captured demographic data, risk perception, trust in government and public health authorities and willi... Show More
  • Pattern of Fungal Dermatoses Investigations in Upth: A Five-Year Review

    Awopeju Temitayo Oluwajenyo, Bolaji Otike-Odibi, Dasetima Altraide

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 61-64
    Received: Mar. 04, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 22, 2021
    Published: Mar. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Infectious dermatoses are rife in resource limited settings. Fungi skin infection constitutes the majority of infective skin conditions seen by physicians in primary, secondary, and tertiary health care centers, in Nigeria. Methods: A retrospective five-year review of the pattern of fungal dermatoses investigations among patients attend... Show More
  • Knowledge and Perception of Child Autism Among Preschool Teachers in the Ledzokuku-Krowor Municipal Assembly, Ghana

    Alberta Twi-Yeboah, Abdul Cadri, Bonyo Abdul Aziz Nagumsi, Nana Ama Asi Danso, Nadia Mohammed-Sani

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 65-75
    Received: Mar. 22, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 06, 2021
    Published: Apr. 20, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Autism is increasing worldwide; however, preschool teachers, who are the primary caregivers beside parents in most situations are not able to accurately detect the symptoms of autism to respond appropriately as this is of utmost importance to help provide early healthcare to autistic children. The study assessed the knowledge and percep... Show More
  • Medical Errors Disclosure Practices, Barriers and Motivations to Disclosures Among Physicians in Tertiary and Secondary Health Facilities in Abuja Nigeria

    Ramsey Msheliza Yalma, Michael Chukwunaemeli Asuzu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 76-81
    Received: Oct. 13, 2020
    Accepted: Oct. 22, 2020
    Published: Apr. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: The disclosure of medical errors is very important in ensuring the quality of patient care and safety. However, the disclosure practices by physicians are not well documented in this setting. The objective of this study is to compare the disclosure practices as well as the motivations and barriers to disclosure of these errors among physicians in g... Show More
  • Factors Associated with Severe Addictions in Cannabis Users Undergoing Treatment at the National Center for the Integrated Care of Addictions in Dakar (Senegal)

    Mamadou Makhtar Mbacke Leye, Aminata Traore, Idrissa Ba, Ibrahima Seck, Mouhamadou Habib Thiam

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2, April 2021
    Pages: 82-87
    Received: Mar. 20, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 12, 2021
    Published: Apr. 26, 2021
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    Abstract: The objective of this study is to examine the factors associated with severe addiction in cannabis users who are undergoing treatment at the national center for the integrated care of addictions in Dakar. A retrospective, descriptive and analytical study was conducted at the national center for the integrated care of addictions in Dakar. The study ... Show More