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A systematic review and meta-analysis on the association between indoor air pollution from household use of biomass fuels and respiratory diseases in children under 18 years

Over 3 billion people particularly in low-middle income countries rely on biomass fuel as their primary source of domestic energy. Indoor air pollution from combustion of biomass fuels accounts for 1.6 million deaths yearly with 50% of deaths occurring in children due to acute respiratory tract infections and an estimated healthcare cost of USD $10 billion annually. Numerous studies have reported the association between indoor air pollution and respiratory tract infect...

FACTORS AFFECTING THE UTILIZATION OF FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES BY MARRIED WOMEN OF REPRODUCTIVE AGE IN CALABAR MUNICIPALITY, CROSS RIVER STATE.

ABSTRACT This study was carried out to assess the factors affecting the utilization of family planning services by married women in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State. Three specific objectives, three research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted .Simple random sampling technique was use to select three wards in calabar municipality and systematic sampling technique was use to select the eligible household. S...

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TIMOTHY ANYANWU Premium 57 PAGES (12313 WORDS) Public Health Project 1 View
Reflection on PEI activities

This is important summary of the work done by the Polio Partners in North Nigeria, to support in immunisation activities and  working towards polio free nation.

THE CATACLYSM OF AN ARMCHAIR MONITORING EVALUATION MANAGER

ABSTRACT: Globally there is a growing demand for governments and organizations to be more responsive to the desires of the stakeholders’ for delivery of tangible results. This implies that projects and programs of all kinds and anywhere now attract greater attention and scrutiny; thus the pressure to deliver results becomes more compelling. In order to become more effective and efficient, it becomes compelling to conduct a systematic monitoring of programs, especially to suppo...

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Ezenwa Nwizugbe Premium 17 PAGES (9382 WORDS) Public Health Essay/Paper 2 Views
Distributing Misoprostol and 4% Chlorhexidine by Community Based Volunteers

Abstract:Childbirth is universally celebrated. For some, experience of childbirth is not joyful, but disappointment with fatal outcome; either the mother or the baby dies few days after delivery, or both the mother and the baby die during delivery. A mother’s death has profoundly bad consequences for her family, particularly for children left without a care giver.Overcoming the high burden of maternal and reproductive health needs remain a challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in Ni...

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Data Quality Issues in a Sampling Survey

Abstract:Getting data that can be said to be simple, meaningful, accurate, reliable and timely (SMART) is the uphill task of a good population based researcher. How to get a smart, complete and unbiased data is a harder task to accomplish. The good news however, is that it is doable if the right techniques are applied. The right approach is to strictly adhere to the dos and don’ts rule governing the planning and fieldwork processes of data collection. In order to ensure that data has...

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Prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen (HbsAg) among pregnant women attending University Health Services (sick-bay) Ahmadu Bello University Zaria

ABSTRACTThe study was aimed at determining the seroprevalence of Hepatitis B Virus carrier and infectivity status of carrier pregnant women attending University clinic. A total of 210 Blood samples were collected from pregnant women attending antenatal clinic, ABU Health Services and analysed for HBsAg using One step HBsAg diagnostic rapid test strip and the HBV profile determined by the One Step HBV Multi-5 Test kit.  The overall positive samples were 9 representing a prevalence of 4.3% for...

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A Systemic Review of Incidence of Cancer and Challenges to its Treatment in Nigeria

A Systemic Review of Incidence of Cancer and Challenges to its Treatment in NigeriaNjaka SRN*Ebonyi State University, Nursing Science, Presco Campus Abaki Ebonyi State, Abakaliki, NigeriaAbstractThis study systematically reviewed the incidence of cancer and the challenges to its treatment in Nigeria. Critical and in depth review of the studies available on the condition was done with the aim of identifying the status of cancer in Nigeria and challenges to treatment. The basic finding was t...

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Cross-sectional Study on Knowledge and Practice of Instrument Sterilization Amongst Barbers Around Fresco Campus of Ebonyi State University Abakaliki

Cross- sectional study on knowledge and practice of instrument sterilization amongst barbers around Fresco campus of Ebonyi state University Abakaliki,ABSTRACT Barber’s shop is a source of infections agents both blood borne and other infestation and the sure way to prevent this is through instrument sterilization after each customer. The aim of the study was to determine the level of knowledge and the practice of instrument sterilization amongst barbers at Presco campus. Descri...

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Knowledge and perception of vasectomy among male staffs of Novena University Ogume Delta State Nigeria

Background: Vasectomy is a simple effective and safe surgical procedure for permanent male fertility control. However, high acceptance rates of vasectomy have been reported in developed countries, while low acceptance rates have been reported in developing countries like Nigeria.  Objective: This study was designed to investigate the knowledge and perception of vasectomy among male staffs of Novena University Ogume, Delta State Nigeria. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted amon...

Knowledge and Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS Amongst HIV Infected And Uninfected Patients in Okwe General Hospital, Asaba: A Case-Contro

Background: Perinatal transmission of HIV/AIDS also known as Mother to Child Transmission of HIV/AIDS is the most prevalent source of pediatric HIV infection.  Objective: Therefore, this case-control study was designed to investigate the knowledge and use of antiretroviral drugs in prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS amongst HIV infected and uninfected patients.  Settings: The study was carried out in Okwe General Hospital in Asaba.  Methods: A case-control study was con...

AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS AMONG MOTHERS IN UKWUANI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, DELTA STATE

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is defined as a group of neurodevelopment disorders that are usually diagnosed in early childhood. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 192 women of reproductive age selected from three communities of Ukwuani Local Government Area. A semistructured questionnaire was administered to obtain information from respondents. Mean age of respondents was 57.9 ± 9.8 years, and 105 (54.70%) were married. More than half 108 (56.30%) of the respondents were aware of...

ASSESSING THE PREFERENCE OF ORTHODOX AND TRADITIONAL MEDICINE IN MALARIA TREATMENT AMONG ENERHEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

This study assessed the preference of orthodox and traditional medicine in malaria treatment among community members in Enerhen, Delta-state Nigeria. A cross-sectional study design was adopted for the study to assess 375 participants selected through systematic sampling in Enerhen community. Data was collected through a semi-structured questionnaire and was analyzed for descriptive statistics, chi-square and ANOVA test at p

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND USE OF NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN OKWE GENERAL HOSPITAL ASABA DELTA STATE, NIGERIA

Aim: The study was aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitude and use of non-prescription drug among pregnant women in Okwe General Hospital Asaba in Delta State. Study Design: The study was a descriptive cross sectional survey. Place and Duration of Study: Okwe General Hospital Asaba in Delta State, Nigeria. The study was conducted between June to July 2015 Methodology: A semi-structured questionnaire was used and administered to 103 randomly selected pregnant women at Okwe General Hospital ...


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