World Journal of Public Health

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021

  • Factors Associated with Self Care Among Stroke Survivors at Kenyatta National Hospital

    Wakulwa Sylvester Silas, Otieno Boaz Samwel, Kirika Lydia, Wanjala Caleb

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 128-138
    Received: Sep. 13, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 04, 2021
    Published: Oct. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Stroke is a condition that reduces blood flow to the central nervous system—specifically, the brain and may be associated with long-term neurologic adverse effects that result in accelerated functional decline and disability. Self-care is one of the greatest challenges to stroke survivors, they lose the ability to do certain activities ... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude, and Perception on Hepatitis B Vaccination Among Non-health Workers Attending Selected Health Facilities in Mbale City, Uganda

    Naziru Rashid, Zziwa Swaibu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 139-147
    Received: Sep. 23, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2021
    Published: Oct. 30, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: Vaccination has for a long time been used for the prevention and control of communicable diseases among children and adults. For the vaccination to be effective in controlling the spread of communicable diseases a significant number of people must be vaccinated and immunized to achieve herd immunity. The success of a vaccination campa... Show More
  • Menstrual Hygiene’s and Early Pregnancy Among Adolescents, and Associated Factors in 2021, Commune of Lokossa, Benin

    Badirou Aguemon, Barikissou Georgia Damien, Sètondji Géraud Roméo Padonou

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 148-154
    Received: Oct. 03, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 25, 2021
    Published: Nov. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: A poor management of menstrual hygiene and the occurrence of teenage pregnancies constitute a real public health problem in Benin. The aim of the research was to analyse the level of knowledge and practices of menstrual hygiene among adolescent girls and to determine the prevalence of early pregnancies as well as associated factors. A cross-section... Show More
  • Accelerating Women-centered Local Action and Increasing Impact to Stop Preventable Maternal & Newborn Deaths in Low- and Middle -Income Countries: Case-study in Senegal

    Stephanie Vougier, Jan Liska, Marouchka Hebben, Cheikh Mbaye, Hadi Issa, Amy Fall-Ndao, Isabelle Moreira, Ousmane Thiam, Safiatou Thiam, France Donnay, Valerie Faillat

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 155-166
    Received: Oct. 08, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 08, 2021
    Published: Nov. 17, 2021
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    Abstract: There is an urgent need for improvements in maternal and newborn health despite the efforts of numerous stakeholders and the adoption of specific targets as in the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2018, using an evidence-based and design-thinking approach involving communities, three stakeholders (a foundation, an NGO, and a startup) decided to co... Show More
  • Screening of Kasahara Dasemani with Special Reference to Anti Tussive Property

    Mallikarjuna Rao Polepalli

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 167-170
    Received: Jun. 29, 2021
    Accepted: Jul. 12, 2021
    Published: Nov. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Cough is a protective reflex that prevents the foreign materials, secretions from bronchi and bronchioles. It is triggered by an inflammation in respiratory tract and hyper sensitivity. The use of cough suppressants is not preferred in treatment as it gives symptomatic relief with various un-wanted effects. It is also observed that recurrence of al... Show More
  • Reducing Waiting Time in the General Pediatric Clinic at Al Wakra Hospital, Qatar

    Ghadeer Mustafa, Almunzer Zakaria, Muna Atrash, Sara Kazkaz, Ayman Tardi, Ayman Ghanem

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 171-180
    Received: Aug. 30, 2021
    Accepted: Sep. 14, 2021
    Published: Nov. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Waiting times for clinic appointments constitute a key indicator of an outpatient department performance for access to care and patient satisfaction. This is particularly relevant for pediatric population. The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar set a waiting time of 28 days for patients to get new appointment in General Outpatient Department (GOPD)... Show More
  • Health Professionals’ Hand Hygiene Best Practice on Infection and Resistance Reduction at District Health Facilities, Cameroon

    Cécile Ingrid Djuikoue, Yimga Wanda Grace, Meyoupo Penda Audrey Armandine, Omer Tchikamgoua Njajou, Alex Stephane Ndjip Ndjock, Venant Tchokonte-Nana, Benjamin Longo-Mbenza, Eugène Ndebia

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 181-187
    Received: Sep. 29, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Hospital-based hand hygiene measures and best practice have been empirically proven to prevent cross-transmission of infection and resistance spreading. Little is documented on hand hygiene best practices in reducing pathogenic micro-organisms transmission dynamic, infection and resistance spread at district/community health facilities and hospital... Show More
  • Early Termination of Child Welfare Clinic (CWC) Attendance, the Case of Dungu Community, Tamale, Ghana

    Abdul Muizz Muktar, Bayor Surazu, Azure Elizabeth

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 188-198
    Received: Oct. 25, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 10, 2021
    Published: Dec. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: In 2018, an estimated 6.2 million children and adolescents under the age of 15 years died, mostly from preventable causes. 5.3 million of these deaths occurred in the first five years of life. More than half of these early child deaths are preventable or can be treated with simple affordable interventions including childhood immunizations. Studies ... Show More
  • Pilot Study for Introduction of Thai Red Cross Protocol in Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis: Case of Regional Public Hygiene Office of Bouake, Ivory Coast, 2019

    Sory Ibrahim Soumahoro, Damus Paquin Kouassi, Arsene Deby Kouame, M’begnan Coulibaly, Awa Madaho Sokodogo, Wako-Tianwa Alice Tuo, Catia Laura Sobro, Salifou Yeo, Opri Irika, Gnissan Henri Auguste Yao, Sopie Mathilde Tetchi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 199-203
    Received: Nov. 24, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 11, 2021
    Published: Dec. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: Context: A project called GAVI-RAGE, in 2017 was initiated in three African countries including Côte d'Ivoire. The idea was to offer subjects at risk of rabies infection the three different protocols, while offering free only prophylaxis by the Thai Red Cross protocol. Paradoxically, this free service was not preferred by all subjects. Some people ... Show More
  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Among Apparently Healthy Women in Lagos, Nigeria

    Muinah Adenike Fowora, Kazeem Adewale Osuolale, Joy Ogunsanya, Faustina Uloma Onyeaghasiri, Idowu Olaide Edu-Muyideen, Grace Akintunde, Bamidele Iwalokun

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 204-208
    Received: Dec. 05, 2021
    Accepted: Dec. 22, 2021
    Published: Dec. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: Asymptomatic bacteriuria is the presence of bacteria in the urine without the accompanying symptoms of urinary tract infection. The prevalence of asymptomatic bacteriuria is reported to increase with age, with the highest prevalence seen in postmenopausal women. However, data on the general prevalence of ASB in African women is not available. The m... Show More