Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2022

  • COVID-19 Pandemic: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Magnus Monday Ofondu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2022
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 22 December 2020
    Accepted: 11 September 2021
    Published: 9 February 2022
    Abstract: COVID-19, or Coronavirus Sickness 2019, is a terrible disease that has been sweeping the globe since late 2019. Since the emergence of this deadly disease, activities ranging from economic, political, social, cultural and even religious have been brought to a halt or at best disrupted. This disease manifests in various means and thrives so much und... Show More
  • Quality Assurance Assessment for Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test in Ngoma District, Eastern Province of Rwanda: A Cross-sectional Prospective Study

    Metuschelah Habimana, Vedaste Ndahindwa, Stella Matutina Umuhoza, Jared Omolo, Schifra Uwamungu, Naomi Wangui Lucchi, James Humuza

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2022
    Pages: 6-12
    Received: 24 January 2022
    Accepted: 16 February 2022
    Published: 25 February 2022
    Abstract: Currently, malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) are increasingly used for the diagnosis of malaria, particularly in communities where microscopy-based diagnosis is not practical. However, the diagnostic accuracy of mRDTs performed by community health workers (CHWs) remains unknown. This study was conducted to determine the accuracy of mRDT result... Show More
  • Knowledge and Practice of COVID-19 Preventive Measures in an Internally Displaced Persons Camp, Zonkwa, Kaduna State, Nigeria - An Observational Study

    Paul Audu Odumu, Jude Ikechukwu Akunne, Abubakar Audu Ogeriya, Olukemi Titilope Olugbade, Patricia Elameyi Idoko, Musa Yusuf, Zainab Kwaru Muhammad-Idris, Ado Zakari, Martha Ngufan Odumu, Sunday Joseph, Tajudeen Ayodeji Olasinde

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 1, February 2022
    Pages: 13-21
    Received: 18 January 2022
    Accepted: 15 February 2022
    Published: 28 February 2022
    Abstract: The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan China and declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020. The measures for prevention and control instituted and recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) include hand hygiene, use of face masks and physical distancing. Physical distancing may be challenging in crow... Show More