Research Papers/Topics in Health Promotion And Education

Integrating Modern and Traditional Health Practices in Nigeria: Challenges and the Way Forward

AbstractThis paper provides valid reasons necessitating the integration of modern and traditional health practices and systems in Nigeria in view of the growing national and global demand for herbal products. Integration of modern and traditional health systems in Nigeria is important in order to harness the enormous benefits inherent in an integrated healthcare system such as: more health manpower, wider health coverage, better utilization of the vast biodiversity of the country and better h...

Culinary Herbs and Spices for Promotion of Health and Wellness in Nigeria

Nigeria has several culinary herbs and spices with medicinal, pharmaceutical and industrial uses. This paper presents the importance of selected culinary herbs and spices for promotion of health and wellness in Nigeria, such as: ginger (Zingiber officinale), garlic (Allium sativum), black pepper (Piper nigrum), African nutmeg (Monodora myristica), alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta), negro pepper (Xylopia aethiopica), aidan tree (Tetrapleura tetraptera), African basil (Ocimum gratissimum),...

Potential risk of HIV transmission in barbering practice among professional barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria

Abstract  Background: There is a growing concern that barbering procedures could create opportunities for HIV transmission. However, little is known about Nigerian barbers' practices relating to the prevention of HIV. Objectives: This study assessed the precautionary measures for the prevention of HIV among commercial barbers in Ibadan, Nigeria.  Methods: Data were collected using validated checklist to directly observe ninety barbering procedures in forty-five barber shops r...