Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021

  • Assessment of Nutritional Status Among Primary School Pupils in South Western Nigeria

    Samson Ayo Deji, Oluremi Olayinka Solomon, Adebowale Femi Akinwumi, Paul Oladapo Ajayi, Olusola Olugbenga Odu

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 88-93
    Received: Apr. 13, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 29, 2021
    Published: May 08, 2021
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    Abstract: Malnutrition remains a major problem affecting millions of children in Africa. The objective of this study was to assess the nutritional status among primary school pupils in Olorunda Local government of Osogbo metropolis in South Western Nigeria. Semi-structured questionnaires were administered to respondents in11schools randomly selected. A cross... Show More
  • The Factor(s) Influencing Male Involvement in Family Planning– Findings from a Rural Community in South West, Nigeria

    Olusola Fajobi, Damola Adeola Fajobi, Olukemi Titilope Olugbade, Samuel Anu Olowookere

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 94-101
    Received: Apr. 16, 2021
    Accepted: May 05, 2021
    Published: May 14, 2021
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    Abstract: The drive to include men in family planning programming in one part can increase contraceptive prevalence and also reduce the unmet need for family planning especially in Africa especially sub-Saharan Africa, where 2015 millennium development goals in reproductive health were not achieved, however concerted efforts to achieve the sustainable develo... Show More
  • Career and Recognition of Community Health Professionals Graduated from Alioune Diop University in Bambey (Senegal)

    Ousseynou Ka, Fatou Oumar Ndiaye Sy, Mountaga Elimane Dia, Ndeye Fatou Ngom, Abdoul Aziz Ndiaye, Aladji Madior Diop, Boubacar Gueye, Cheikh Tacko Diop, Martial Coly Bop, Alioune Badara Tall, Papa Gallo Sow, Mansour Faye, Lamine Guéye

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 102-110
    Received: Feb. 20, 2021
    Accepted: May 05, 2021
    Published: May 27, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: Constituting a new body to contribute to improving the health of populations, community health professionals trained at Alioune Diop University in Bambey (Senegal) must integrate into a medicalized health system where curative medicine occupies a place preponderant. Objectives: to appreciate the level of understanding of the concept o... Show More
  • Willingness to Pay for Universal Health Coverage Scheme for Maternal and Child Health Care and Services in Benin

    Adanmavokin Justin Sossou, Gilles Armand Sossou, Alphonse Kpozehoue, Babatounde Charlemagne Igue, Edgard-Marius Ouendo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 111-120
    Received: Apr. 27, 2021
    Accepted: May 12, 2021
    Published: May 27, 2021
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    Abstract: Enrolment in a universal health coverage scheme is a way to access health care and services and to reduce the catastrophic health expenditures that plunge already vulnerable populations into extreme poverty. As part of the analysis of the availability and operational capacity of health services in Benin (SARA 2018), an analysis of recipients’ satis... Show More
  • Analysis of the Determinants of Female Genital Mutilation Practices in Senegal: A Secondary Analysis of the 2018 DHS

    Ndeye Mareme Sougou, Jean Baptiste Niokhor Diouf, Oumar Bassoum, Ibrahima Seck

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 121-126
    Received: Apr. 30, 2021
    Accepted: May 21, 2021
    Published: May 31, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female genital cutting or circumcision, threatens the health and well-being of millions of girls, women, and their children around the world. In Senegal, FGM practices persist despite numerous interventions. This study aims to analyze the determinants of FGM in Senegal. Methods: This arti... Show More
  • A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study of Anxiety and Depression Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic in Nigeria

    Ekaete Tobin, Esther Okogbenin, Andrew Obi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 127-135
    Received: Apr. 30, 2021
    Accepted: May 18, 2021
    Published: May 31, 2021
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    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has created mental health challenges among the public. The study objectives were to determine the prevalence of anxiety, depression and associated factors among the general public in Nigeria during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cross-sectional study was conducted between May 2020 and June 2020 using an online questionnaire that c... Show More
  • Physico-Chemical and Bacteriological Characteristics of Hand-Dug Wells and Boreholes Water Quality of the Vina Division, Cameroon

    Simeon Pierre Chegaing Fodouop, Steve Francky Sohanang Nodem, Larissa Nsuh, Patrice Kamga Bogne, Guide Lonang Djomsi, Hierry Marcel Ntsamo Beumo, Didiane Yemele Mefokou

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 136-143
    Received: Mar. 10, 2021
    Accepted: Mar. 27, 2021
    Published: Jun. 15, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Limited access to safe drinking water and lack of information on water quality in the sub-urban and rural regions of Cameroon has contributed to regular outbreaks of diarrheal diseases. Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess the bacteriological quality of drinking water in the Vina division. Methods: A total of 193 water sample... Show More
  • Defaulters of Tuberculosis Treatment Among MDR-TB Patients Attended in Forlanini/Lazaretto Hospital, Mogadishu, Somalia

    Ahmed Hussein, Omar Dahir, Abdirisak Yusuf Ahmed, Gallad Dahir Hassan, Samio Mohamud

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 3, June 2021
    Pages: 144-148
    Received: Mar. 24, 2021
    Accepted: Apr. 08, 2021
    Published: Jun. 21, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Tuberculosis (TB) is a global public health issue, it’s one of the oldest diseases known to affect humans which remains one of the highest leading of mortality worldwide. The main purpose of this study was to assess the factors which influencing to non-adherence TB- Treatment (Defaulters) among TB patient at Forlanini/Lazaretto Hospital... Show More