Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022

  • Factors Associated with Virological Suppression of HIV Viral Load in Patients on Antiretroviral Therapy in Conakry, Guinea

    Alimou Camara, Penda Maladho Diallo, Mamadou Bobo Diallo, Talla Nioké, Adama Cissé, Mamadou Alpha Sylla, Gobounet Lamah, Mamady Diakité, Amadou Sadio Bah, Mamadou Bhoye Keita, Keita Alpha Kabinet Keita, Mamoudou Condé, Kaba Kourouma, Robert Camara, Youssouf Koita, Magassouba Fodé Bangaly, Alioune Camara, Abdoulaye Touré

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 22-27
    Received: Feb. 01, 2022
    Accepted: Feb. 25, 2022
    Published: Mar. 03, 2022
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    Abstract: Viral load testing is a key indicator for assessing ART success and diagnosing drug resistance in people living with HIV/AIDS on antiretroviral therapy. This study aimed to assess virological suppression among people living with HIV / AIDS on antiretroviral therapy in Guinea. This was a three years descriptive cross-sectional that involved adult HI... Show More
  • Metabolic Syndrome and Oxidative Stress Among Patients of Type 2 Diabetes in an African Community

    Ezra Agbo, Victor Ogugua, Innocent Okagu, Collins Amadi, Aloysius Aleke

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 28-32
    Received: Feb. 14, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 04, 2022
    Published: Mar. 11, 2022
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    Abstract: Background: This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and oxidative stress among type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients in Enugu metropolis. Materials and Methods: Two hundred and forty participants aged 40-80 years attending Diabetic Clinic, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Nigeria with their age and gender... Show More
  • Randomized Control Trial on the Effect of Health Education on Health Related Quality of Life Among Tuberculosis Patients in Kenya

    Humphrey Mbuti Kimani, Francis Oguya, Peterson Warutere, Elizabeth Mwaniki

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 33-46
    Received: Feb. 14, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 11, 2022
    Published: Mar. 23, 2022
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    Abstract: Although health education is incorporated in tuberculosis treatment in Kenya, its role in improving quality of life of the patient is unknown. The main objective of the study was to determine effect of health education on the health related quality of life of tuberculosis patients in Kenya. To achieve this goal the health education program was desi... Show More
  • Analysis of Knowledge and Attitudes in Prevention and Control of COVID-19 Among College Students

    Serri Hutahaean, Nourmayansa Vidya Anggraini

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 47-50
    Received: Feb. 19, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 15, 2022
    Published: Mar. 23, 2022
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    Abstract: COVID-19 is a new and previously undetected type of coronavirus in humans caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The worldwide attention is increasing to this virus because of the person-to-person transmission rate which was initially thought to be animal-to-human, so the spread of the disease is very high. People w... Show More
  • Exposure and Determinants of Mosquito’s Bite Within Health Facilities in Northern Ghana

    Iddi Ziblim Yakubu, Adadow Yidana

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 51-58
    Received: Apr. 21, 2021
    Accepted: May 20, 2021
    Published: Apr. 09, 2022
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    Abstract: Mosquitoes are considered the main agents for the transmission of several deadly diseases including malaria with controlling and preventing exposure to this vector being one of the main strategies for malaria control and prevention in Ghana. Exposure to this vector by patients/caretakers and hospital staff within wards of hospitals is a public heal... Show More
  • Utilization of Maternal Care Services and Level of Satisfaction Among Clients in a Teaching Hospital in Ghana

    Ruhaima Issah Zorro, Adadow Yidana

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 59-68
    Received: Apr. 21, 2021
    Accepted: May 20, 2021
    Published: Apr. 09, 2022
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    Abstract: The study investigates the extent to which mothers are satisfied with the maternity services they receive at Tamale Teaching Hospital. The study adopted a descriptive research design. Primary and secondary sources of data were used for the research. Likert scale questionnaires were used in the collection of the data. A quantitative approach was ado... Show More
  • Scope of Skin Diseases in the Geriatric Population of an Urban Dermatology Clinic in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

    Otike-Odibi Bolaji

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 69-73
    Received: Mar. 16, 2022
    Accepted: Mar. 31, 2022
    Published: Apr. 09, 2022
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    Abstract: Background: Aging is the progressive decline in optimal functioning and reserve capacity of all body systems, including the integumentary system. This decline leads to an increase in the predisposition to skin diseases in the geriatric population. The ageing process is both intrinsic and extrinsic with specific characteristics of presentation. Port... Show More
  • Study of the Viability of Community-Based Mutual Health Insurances in the Department of Vélingara in 2019 in Senegal

    Diop Cheikh Tacko, Sane Omar, Leye Mamadou Mactar Mbacke, Sougou Ndeye Mareme, Ka Ousseynou, Gueye Boubacar, Sow Papa Gallo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 74-79
    Received: Mar. 23, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 07, 2022
    Published: Apr. 20, 2022
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    Abstract: Introduction: Access to basic healthcare services for the whole population has been a priority the successive governments in Senegal since independence. Mutual health insurance has been the driving force behind health coverage since the 2000s. This policy aimed to reach 75% coverage of the population by 2019. This study aims to describe the charact... Show More
  • Sexual Challenges Among Nigerians: An Online Survey

    Sa’adatu Talatu Sule, Boubacar Dieng, Usman Ibrahim Gebi

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 80-86
    Received: Mar. 30, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 15, 2022
    Published: Apr. 26, 2022
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    Abstract: Sexual disorders can affect the general well-being of individuals including their relationships with their spouses/partners. This study was carried out to assess the frequency of sexual challenges among Nigerians with a view to increasing awareness and improving sexual health in the country. The study was an anonymous online survey carried out usin... Show More
  • Retrospective Evaluation of the SD BIOLINE Dengue Duo Rapid Diagnostic Test During a Dengue Epidemic in Burkina Faso

    Cheick Ahmed Ouattara, Tiandiogo Isidore Traore, Bry Sylla, Seydou Traore, Ibrahim Sangare, Clément Ziemlé Meda, Léon Blaise Geswendé Savadogo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2, April 2022
    Pages: 87-90
    Received: Apr. 08, 2022
    Accepted: Apr. 30, 2022
    Published: May 03, 2022
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20220802.20
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    Abstract: The SD Bioline Dengue Duo rapid diagnostic test is the primary means of diagnostic guidance for dengue and in many cases the only one in Burkina Faso. Our objective was to evaluate the performance of this test during the 2017 dengue epidemic. By analysing data from samples during the 2017 dengue epidemic in Burkina Faso for which both rapid test an... Show More