Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2022

  • Forensic Autopsy in the Republic of Benin: Knowledge and Perceptions of Relatives of the Deceased

    Bigot Cedric Egnonwa, Badou Agnes, Agbodande Anthelme, Wanvoegbe Armand Finagnon, Azon Kouanou Angele

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2022
    Pages: 91-95
    Received: Apr. 05, 2022
    Accepted: May 09, 2022
    Published: May 24, 2022
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    Abstract: This study aimed to describe the knowledge of relatives of the deceased regarding forensic autopsy and to analyze their perceptions of this forensic act. The focus of the study was the relatives of deceased individuals who died in violent contexts or suffered suspicious deaths, in which case a forensic autopsy was necessary. A total of 109 people w... Show More
  • Impact of COVID Pandemic on the Use of Services in a Peripheral Health Center in Southern Benin

    Padonou Setondji Geraud Romeo, Kedote Nonvignon Marius, Wachinou Ablo Prudence, Darboux Joaquin, Dele Greg, Sopoh Ghislain, Hinson Antoine Vickey, Ayelo Paul, Aguemon Badirou

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2022
    Pages: 96-102
    Received: Apr. 30, 2022
    Accepted: May 18, 2022
    Published: May 26, 2022
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    Abstract: Background: COVID-19 pandemic has had negative impacts on health systems of most countries. Methods: we conducted a descriptive and analytical cross-sectional study in a peripheral health center in southern Benin. The morbidity indicators and the functioning of the services were collected and analyzed 10 months before COVID and 10 months during COV... Show More
  • Analysis of Indicators of Morbidity and Care Activities in a Health Center Within the Sanitary Cordon in Benin in the Context of COVID-19

    Padonou Setondji Geraud Romeo, Kedote Nonvignon Marius, Wachinou Ablo Prudence, Darboux Joaquin, Dele Greg, Sopoh Ghislain, Hinson Antoine Vickey, Ayelo Paul, Aguemon Badirou

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2022
    Pages: 103-109
    Received: Apr. 30, 2022
    Accepted: May 18, 2022
    Published: May 26, 2022
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    Abstract: Background: Response measures to the COVID-19 epidemic such as containment or sanitary cordon have had an impact on the health system. Methods: In an intra-cordon health center in Cotonou Benin, data on morbidity, health services and care indicators were collected and compared 10 months before COVID and 10 months during. A linear regression model w... Show More
  • Knowledge and Practice of Acetaminophen Use in Conakry Before the Onset of COVID-19 Epidemic: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Private Pharmacies

    Abdoulaye Touré, Kadio Jean-Jacques Olivier Kadio, Lunceny Fofana, Salifou Talassone Bangoura, Saidouba Cherif Camara, Maladho Diaby, Adrien Fapeingou Tounkara, Nestor Niouma Leno, Alpha-Kabinet Keita, Alexandre Delamou, Alioune Camara

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2022
    Pages: 110-115
    Received: May 02, 2022
    Accepted: May 19, 2022
    Published: May 26, 2022
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    Abstract: Acetaminophen is a well-known as analgesic and antipyretic drug. It is considered to be safe when administered within its therapeutic range. However, in cases of intoxication, hepatotoxicity can occur. This was a cross-sectional study including persons who went to a pharmacy of Conakry to buy acetaminophen without a prescription. Data were collecte... Show More
  • Prevalence, Knowledge and Risk Factors of Hepatitis B Among Pregnant Women in the Loum Health District, Cameroon

    Ngwanjoh Lengouh Njeunui, Raymond Nyassa, Serge Ngekeng, Nicholas Tendongfor

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2022
    Pages: 116-120
    Received: May 18, 2022
    Accepted: Jun. 06, 2022
    Published: Jun. 21, 2022
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    Abstract: Infection with Hepatitis B virus continues to be an important global public health problem with millions of people worldwide affected. Around 2 billion people have been exposed to hepatitis B globally, and about 257 million people are living with hepatitis B particularly in the Low and Middle-income countries. Cameroon is endemic and pregnant women... Show More
  • Health Literacy Cross-Sectional National Survey in Cameroon General Population

    Gustave Soh, André Wamba

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, June 2022
    Pages: 121-133
    Received: May 22, 2022
    Accepted: Jun. 09, 2022
    Published: Jun. 30, 2022
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    Abstract: Background: Health literacy (HL) is the ability of an individual to obtain and translate knowledge and information in order to maintain and improve health in a way which is appropriate to that individual and system contexts. It has become a priority for health in the 21st century, and many countries have included HL as a key priority in their polic... Show More