World Journal of Public Health

Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016

  • Hazardous Waste Management and Challenges in Nigeria

    Edward-Ekpu Douglas Uwagbale

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: Sep. 27, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 08, 2016
    Published: Oct. 31, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.11
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    Abstract: Nigeria is a heavily polluted country. The problems and challenges of hazardous waste management in Nigeria is enormous. There are enough laws and policies on hazardous waste in Nigeria. There are institutions charged with implementation, execution and enforcing legislations and regulations of hazardous waste in Nigeria. These institutions are not ... Show More
  • Awareness and Attitude of Nurses on the Use of Maggot Therapy in the Treatment of Diabetic Ulcers at the Bamenda Regional Hospital, Cameroon

    Samuel Nambile Cumber, Kuhvinyoh Boris Limnyuy, Jackson Jr. Nforbewing Ndenkeh, Shalom Jaila, Nancy Bongkiynuy

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 6-9
    Received: Oct. 10, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 15, 2016
    Published: Nov. 10, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.12
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    Abstract: Maggot therapy (MT) is a type of therapy in which live, disinfected maggots cultured in a sterile manner is placed into a non-healing skin and soft tissue wound of humans to clean out the necrotic tissue within a wound and to disinfect it. This therapy has been used for centuries for treatment of non-healing soft tissue wounds until the arrival of ... Show More
  • Assessing the Motivational Level and Implication of Lack of Motivation of Nurses in Hospital in Fako Division Cameroon

    Stanly Mbua Elive, Samuel Nambile Cumber, Fongang Che Landis

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 10-18
    Received: Sep. 28, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 17, 2016
    Published: Nov. 25, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.13
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    Abstract: The progress of any health organization depends on the input of the health workers and this depends on how much they are motivated by the organization. With lack of motivation health workers work reluctantly and this affects the recovery rate of most patients. To know the motivational level and the implication of lack of motivation is important. Th... Show More
  • Sexual Behavior and Risk Perception of HIV Infection Among Young Students of Wollo University, Dessie Campus: A Cross Sectional Study

    Melaku Ashagrie, Selamyhun Tadesse, Fikir Alebachew

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 19-27
    Received: Oct. 16, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2016
    Published: Nov. 17, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.14
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    Abstract: In Wollo University, Dessie Campus, as in many other Ethiopian towns, cities, universities and other settings of the world too, the sexual behaviors and self-assessment of the risk of HIV infection of young university students will strongly influence the course of HIV/AIDS. This study was conducted to assess the extent of risky sexual behaviors and... Show More
  • Inequality Analysis of Main Health Indicators Among Children Under 5 years / Iraq 2016

    Abeer Gatea, Reza Majdzadeh

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 28-32
    Received: Oct. 15, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2016
    Published: Nov. 15, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.15
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    Abstract: The major challenges facing the health system in Iraq is critical damage over the past two decades, with significant damage to infrastructure and conditions that have forced a large number of the trained and experienced health staff leaving the country. Iraq today faces economic and human development challenges including poverty, malnutrition and i... Show More
  • Prevalence of Hepatitis C Infections Among the Outpatient Population of Selected Hospitals Within Kaduna City, Nigeria

    Waje Timothy, Dadah John Anthony, Muhammad Yusha’u, Orukotan Abimbola, Ladan Zakari

    Issue: Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016
    Pages: 33-44
    Received: Oct. 12, 2016
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2016
    Published: Dec. 03, 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20160101.16
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    Abstract: Hepatitis C is a serious blood borne infection of the liver caused by the Hepatitis C Virus. The prolong infection of the liver by this Virus results to liver disease leading to its failure, cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma (Liver cancer). The Hepatitis C Virus is a growing public health problem worldwide infecting an estimate of over 170 mill... Show More