Research Papers/Topics in Clinical Tropical Medicine

Anemia in Pregnancy Among Antenatal Attendants at The Suyani Municipal Hospital

Abstract Anaemia in pregnancy is an important public health problem especially in developing countries. It is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality, and also has a significant impact on the health of the foetus. The purpose of the current study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors associated with anaemia among pregnant women receiving antenatal care at the Sunyani Municipal Hospital. A cross-sectional study was conducted from May to June, 2015, on 316 pregnant wo...

Malaria in Children Under Five Years in The Gushegu District Hospital Before And After Indoor Residual Spraying in Northern Ghana

ABSTRACT Background: Malaria is a major public health problem in Ghana, causing enormous burden to health and the economy. Malaria is the number one cause of morbidity accounting for 42.5% of outpatient attendance in the country, 48% of outpatient attendance in the northern region and 78.8% of all outpatient attendance in the Gushegu district.The General Objective of the study was to describe trends of malaria in children under five years reporting to the Gushegu district hospital from ...

IMMUNOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF MALARIA IN GHANA VOLUME I IMMUNOEPIDEMIOLOGY OF MALARIA IN GHANA VOLUME II IMMUNOPATHOLOGICAL SEQUELAE OF MALARIA

ABSTRACT A comprehensive immunological survey of malaria in rural and urban populations in Ghana is reported. Sera from Ghanaians resident in Ghana and Ghanaian students resident in the United Kingdom and Germany, pregnant women, blood donors and from patients with acute malaria, nephrotic syndrome, tropical splenomegaly, Burkitt's lymphoma, schistosomiasis, onchocerciasis and tuberculosis were included. Control sera were obtained from healthy adult Caucasians, Caucasians with connecti...