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

Table of Content: November 2013; 5(11)

November 2013

Shifting from infectious diseases to non-communicable diseases: A double burden of diseases in Bangladesh

Double burden diseases are a serious global problem, which is currently affecting many low and middle income countries, including Bangladesh. However, proper understanding of the need for a joint intervention against both infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases (NCD) has arisen only recently. Excessive intake of calories and poor health hygiene is one of the main common factors behind those conditions and risk...

Author(s): Shakeel Ahmed Ibne Mahmood, Shaiful Ali and Rashedul Islam

November 2013

Experience of HIV-related stigma by people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), based on gender: A case of PLWHA attending clinic in the Federal Medical Center, Owerri, Imo states, Nigeria

Stigma is a discrediting social label that changes the way an individual looks at himself and disqualifies him from full social acceptance. Related researches show that HIV-related stigma is universal, but the stigma experiences vary from person to person. This paper indentified four forms of stigma experience (internalized stigma, disclosure stigma, public attitude stigma and negative self image stigma); and measured...

Author(s): Nworuh Okwuchi Blessed and Anthony Ikechukwu Ogbalu

November 2013

Cryptosporidiosis among children in some rural parts of Imo state, Nigeria

The public health importance of cryptosporidiosis has not been widely reported among rural children in Imo State, South Eastern Nigeria. The prevalence of cryptosporidiosis among children was assessed in some rural parts of Imo State, Nigeria between November 2006 and October 2007 using standard parasitological techniques. Stool specimens from consenting subjects accessing primary health care facilities in the area were...

Author(s): Nkem Benjamin, Chukwuocha Uchechukwu, Dozie Ikechukwu, Amajuoyi Oliverand Nwokeji Muodebe

November 2013

Determinants of long lasting insecticidal nets distribution, ownership and use in the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria – implications for malaria programmes

A community-based household survey was conducted to investigate the ownership and utilization of malaria control commodities in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nigeria, using a multifaceted four-phase operational research. The main objectives were to investigate access to and utilization of health services in the capital of the country, to evaluate Insecticide-treated nets (ITN)/long lasting insecticidal...

Author(s): Olapeju Otsemobor, Oluremi O. Ajayi, Bamgboye M. Afolabi, Jerry A. Ajayi, Longtong G. Turshak, Bayo S. Fatunmbi and Saminu Sani

November 2013

Epidemiology of Candida vaginitis in women of reproductive age in selected hospitals in Onitsha metropolis, Anambra state, Nigeria and its environs 2007-2012

The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and distribution ofCandida vaginitis in women of reproductive age in Onitsha metropolis and its environs. A retrospective (survey) study of 811 high vaginal swabs (HVS) recorded samples and results of patients with symptomatic C. vaginitis were done between 2007 and 2012. The study also attempted to ascertain if relationships existed between...

Author(s): Dennis .O. Ugochukwu,Maurice .C. Agu, Ucheamaka Chinenye Nwenyi ,Uloma Agu.

November 2013

Missed opportunities in the diagnosis and management of protein energy malnutrition among children under 5 years in Wakiso district, Uganda

Protein energy malnutrition (PEM) is one of the leading causes of death among children below 5 years in Uganda. It develops after acute childhood illnesses despite children having received treatment from health facilities. This study assessed knowledge and practices of health workers in the diagnosis and management of PEM, which was used to establish missed opportunities to prevent severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in its...

Author(s): Roselyne Akugizibwe, Josephine Kasolo, Duncan B. Makubuya and Ali M. Damani