Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 653

Full Length Research Paper

Waste management and public health: An analysis of Nigeria’s healthcare sector

Njideka Phina Onyekwelu
  • Njideka Phina Onyekwelu
  • Department of Business Administration, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
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Onyekwelu Awel Okoro
  • Onyekwelu Awel Okoro
  • Department of Public Health, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
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Ngozi Doreen Nwaise
  • Ngozi Doreen Nwaise
  • Department of Nursing Practice, Walden University, Washington DC. USA
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Ezieshi Francis Monyei
  • Ezieshi Francis Monyei
  • Department of Management, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 05 May 2022
  •  Accepted: 17 June 2022
  •  Published: 30 June 2022


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