Study Materials in Public Health

Contemporary Health Issues

Definition of Health. According to World Health Organization (WHO) Definition: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely an absence of disease or infirmity. Operational Definition of Health: “A condition or quality of the human organism expressing the adequate functioning of the organism in given conditions, genetic or environmental”. Thus, Health means (a) No obvious evidence of disease and that the person is functioning normally (b) Several or...

A Case Study Discussing the Link Between E-Cigarette Smoking and Mental Health Disorders Amongst the Youth in the United States (US)

This report presents a case study on the epidemiology of e-cigarette smoking focusing on the youth in the US. It will evaluate the prevalence and potential health effects of e-cigarette use and its link to mental health disorders, and how to completely eradicate the use of e-cigarettes amongst the youth (15-35years) in the United States (US). Firstly, an analysis of the mental health disorders (MHDs) associated with e-cigarette smoking will be discussed. Policies, healthcare interventions, an...

A Case Study Reporting on the Epidemiology of Exclusive Breastfeeding (EBF) in Ghana.

This case study report aims to investigate the epidemiology of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) in Ghana, proposed solutions already in place to tackle it and some other recommendations that can increase its practices.

Improving menstrual hygiene management to reduce school absenteeism of female secondary school students in Nigeria

Executive Summary This policy is a sustainable approach to curtail the negative impact of poor menstrual hygiene on school attendance of female secondary school students in Nigeria. It advocates for; provision of reusable sanitary pads to all female students in secondary schools across the country; and teaching menstrual health and hygiene to all first-year secondary school students. By reducing school absenteeism secondary to poor menstrual hygiene, this policy will improve female school at...


The assignment highlights the global challenges of Covid-19 and HIV. Their implications and strategic approach