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Epidemiological Aspects of Malaria in Pregnant Women: Prevalence and Risk Factors in Mwene Ditu, DR Congo  [PDF]
Musasa Kasongo Jean-Claude, Mwarabu Much'apa Bienfait, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Kakoma Sakatolo Zambeze Jean-Baptiste
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104676
Introduction: Malaria in pregnancy induces significant risks for the mother and the foetus. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of malaria and the risk factors among pregnant women in the Health District of Mwene Ditu in DR Congo. Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive study based on household survey was carried out in June 2016 in the Health District of Mwene Ditu. The calculated sample size was 461 pregnant women selected through a stratified random sampling. A structured interview using a pre-established questionnaire was administered to and peripheral blood samples were collected for laboratory tests in all pregnant women presenting malaria symptoms or fever history. The following statistics were used: Chi square test and Odds ratio with a confidence interval at 95%. Results: The prevalence of malaria in pregnant women was 14.97%. The following parameters proved to be risk factors for malaria illness in pregnant women in Mwene Ditu: low socio-economic level of the couple [AOR = 6.48 (1.51; 27.78)], agrarian activities [AOR = 5,56 (2.47; 12.50)], facts of not sleeping under ITBN each night [AOR = 17.39 (8.38; 36.10)] as well as of not getting SP for intermittent preventive treatment (IPT) in pregnancy [AOR = 4.08 (1.32; 12.59)] and financially supporting all interventions for fighting against malaria [AOR = 3.43 (1.42; 8.29)]. Conclusion: Malaria is frequent among the pregnant women of Mwene Ditu. The ANC frequentation and an appropriate organization prove to be paramount interest.
Availability and Quality of Family Planning Services in the City of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo  [PDF]
Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Ntambue Mukengeshayi Abel, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Mundongo Shamba Henry, Kakoma Sakatolo Zambeze Jean Baptiste, Malonga Kaj Francoise
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105208
The coverage of FP services and their availability in the city of Lubumbashi were low. The quality of family planning services was good in most health facilities offering FP services. Improving coverage and availability of family planning services in Lubumbashi, as well as the innovation of the most appropriate supply strategies, is essential to increase contraceptive prevalence.
Evaluation of Female Condom Use among Students at the University of Lubumbashi: Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on University Cities  [PDF]
Mujanayi Mujanayi Jean Bernard, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Kaya Mulumbati Charles, Mashini Ngongo Ghislain, Mwembotambwe Ankoy Albert, Kabyla Ilunga Benjamin, Kalengamwenze Kayamba Prosper
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104129
Introduction: The use of the female condom is still very low on university campuses. This study was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of female condom use in Lubumbashi. Method: We conducted a cross-sectional study on the use of the female condom on university campuses. Our sample consisted of 300 individuals, including 169 women and 131 men. A questionnaire was established to collect the data. SPPS version 23 helped us analyze the data, which was encoded in Excel. Results: Female condom use was reported in 137 women, or 81.1% of women had previously used the female condom (chi-square = 25.237). Single women were more likely than brides to use female condoms. Women who did not use female condoms were luckier than those who used it because they did not receive the information. Conclusion: Information on the existence of the female condom and the marital status of the survey influences the use of the female condom. Popularization about the existence of the female condom and its availability on university campuses are important steps to take for its use. Appropriate health education would be the key to popularize and promote the female condom.
The Recurrence of Cholera in the City of Lubumbashi: Investigation of Risk Factors for an Effective Response and Health Education Perspective  [PDF]
Kabyla Ilunga Benjamin, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Nora Luvungu, Basema Marie France, Kavira Lughuma Gladys, Mulang Irung Raphael, Mukonkole Justin, Kimba Mukanya Pascal, Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Mashini Ngongo Ghislain
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104554
Introduction: Cholera is one of the so-called dirty hand diseases. Its effective response saves lives. The city of Lubumbashi has recorded at least one cholera epidemic for almost ten years, each of which generates significant socio-economic costs. Method: We conducted a case-control study on cholera in the city of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 330 individuals, including 110 cases matched to 220 controls. The linear list of the cholera treatment center was used to identify the cases. Results: Half of the respondents were 50, 30% did not treat water before drinking, and the remaining 49.70% used the treatment of drinking water. The risk factors for the cholera outbreak that were found to be statistically significant include: poor food preservation (AOR = 3.32, 95% CI [1.85 - 5.96], and p value = 0.0001), contact with a cholera patient (AOR = 2.88, 95% CI [1.65 - 5.01], and p value = 0.0002) and stay outside Lubumbashi (AOR = 4.18, its 95% CI [1.83 - 9.55]). Conclusion: An urgent need for information on risk factors for cholera and a rapid organization of the response is the key to cope with this recurrent epidemic in the city of Lubumbashi.
Doctors Perception of Nursing Care in Lubumbashi City Public Hospitals  [PDF]
Ndayi Kabamba Julie, Ilunga Musaya Pierrot, Nyembo Shimba André, Kabange Umba Irène, Mwinkeu Kasongo Narcisse, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Omanyondo Ohambe Marie Claire, Malonga Kaj Francoise
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105579
Introduction: Teamwork is an issue that hospitals must encourage. But the fact is that many hospitals do not promote mutual knowledge of different professions for complementarity in order to meet the needs of patients or the population. Our study pursued a three-fold objective: to explore physicians’ perceptions of nursing care, to describe physicians’ perceptions of the role of nurses, and to identify some characteristics of physician-nurse collaboration. Method: We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study with 14 doctors at Lubumbashi General Reference Hospitals (Sendwe, South Gecamines and University teaching hospital). Data collection took three months, from May 1 to July 31, 2018. Of the exhaustive sample of a population of 25 physicians, only 14 physicians freely consented and participated in the study and constituted the final size of our study sample. The data has been processed with Excel 2013 and Epi-info 7 software version Results: At the end of our study, we found that no doctor has been able to define either the term nurse or nursing. In addition, 21.5% of the doctors thought that the role of the nurse is to execute the decisions of the doctor. Although 78.6% and 64.3% respectively strongly agreed on the nurse’s consideration as a collaborator and staff needing to clarify a medical prescription; 71.4% reported that the nurse did not have an independent role, 100% had no knowledge of the nursing approach, and 100% found that respect for the role of physicians is one of the elements of their collaboration. In the end, all these results showed the ignorance of the term nurse, nursing care and the nursing approach by the doctors of the public hospitals of the city of Lubumbashi. Conclusion: At the end of our research, we found a negative perception of the nurse and nursing care by the physicians participating in our survey. Awareness within the multidisciplinary team about recognizing the role and limitations of the nurse’s skills becomes a necessity. The quality of the doctor and nurse relationship will certainly improve the quality of patient care.
Barriers to the Implementation of the Nursing Approach in Public Hospitals in Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study  [PDF]
Ndayi Kabamba Julie, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Kabange Umba Irène, Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Abdulu Mahuridi, Mwinkeu Kasongo Narcisse, Malonga Kaj Francoise
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103721
Introduction: The nursing approach (NA) is the essence of the nursing profession. However, its implementation is almost absent in the hospitals of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine nurses’ knowledge, attitudes and practices in relation to the nursing approach and to identify barriers to the implementation of this approach. Methods: To achieve these objectives, we carried out a cross-sectional descriptive study among the nurses of the 11 public hospitals of Lubumbashi, from June to September 2015. Thanks to a validated questionnaire, we collected the data by interview, supported by participatory observation. Results: The results showed that 67.6% of respondents were trained on NA; However, 99.3% did not know the exact number of NA steps and 62.6% did not cite any steps; The majority (93.5%) of trainees on NA find that this process provides quality patient care; 100% of the sample wish to put it into practice; 100% of the sample need continuous training on NA including 67.6% to improve knowledge and 32.4% to learn; 89.1% of those trained reported not practicing NA, but participating direct observation gave 100% of non-practice. The barriers to implementation of the NA were inadequate nursing staff (75.6%), inadequate equipment (71.5%), lack of time (62.6%), lack of theoretical and practical knowledge (47.2%), lack of nursing records (26%) and lack of institution for nursing care within the hospital (17%). Conclusion: Therefore, capacity building of nurses through continuing education, as well as initial training on NA, would increase their knowledge, reinforce positive attitude and promote its implementation, all supported by improved working conditions and the implementation of a professional nursing quality assurance organization.
Factors Associated with the Implementation of the Nursing Process in the Public Hospitals of Lubumbashi in the Democratic Republic of Congo: A Cross-Sectional Descriptive Study  [PDF]
Ndayi Kabamba Julie, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Kabange Umba Irène, Abdulu Mahuridi, Mwinkeu Kasongo Narcisse, Mundongo Tshamba Henry, Omanyondo Ohambe Marie Claire, Malonga Kaj Francoise
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104054
Introduction: The nursing process is an organized method that focuses on the individual reactions of a person (or group) in order to produce a clinical judgment about the person’s state of health in order to make decisions about to the care to be given [1]. Method: The qualitative study has been carried out in this work. This involves exploring the factors related to their experience and the feelings of each caregiver in order to identify possible pathways for the implementation of the nursing process in public hospitals in Lubumbashi. Results: The results showed that the factors that can favor the implementation of the nursing process according to the expression of the nurses surveyed are: updating knowledge on the nursing procedure, setting up the nursing file, availability nursing staff (sufficient staff and permanence in the workplace), motivation of nurses (salary, promotion, bonus, etc.), availability of work equipment. Conclusion: Ultimately, the main challenges remain the training, the equipment of the hospitals and the financial motivation of the nurses.
Determinants of Sexual Violence in the City of Lubumbashi: Household Survey in Kampemba Health District  [PDF]
Mwarabu Much'apa Bienfait, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Bady Kabuya Gabin, Katenda Kankokwe Cathy, Malonga Kaj Francoise, Kakoma Sakatolo Zambeze Jean-Baptiste
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105572
Introduction: A major impediment to sustainable development, sexual assault imposes exorbitant costs on families, communities and economies. The objec-tive of the study was to identify the determinants of sexual violence in urban areas. Methodology: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study in the form of a survey of 501 households conducted on 17 and 20 May 2018 at Bongonga District in the Kampemba Health District in Lubumbashi. The sampling was proportionally stratified randomly and the sampling rate was 17. Collected by the structured interview technique after obtaining informed consent, the data were analyzed by the SPSS software version 23. Univariate analyzes, bivariate and multivariate were made. Results: The community prevalence of sexual violence was 31.1%. Almost all of the victims were female (98.0%). The median age at first sexual experience was 17 years and the mean age was 15.8 ± 8 years. Six variables, namely the history of sexual violence during childhood (AOR = 30.2 95% CI [10.4 - 87.4], p = 0.000), the feast (AOR = 4.9 95% CI [1.2 - 19.7], p = 0.027), mental handicap (AOR = 0.079 95% CI [0.02 - 0.34], p = 0.001), sexy clothing (AOR = 0.11 95% CI [0.02 - 0.56], p = 0.008), drunk-enness (AOR = 0.081 95% CI [0.02 - 0.36], p = 0.001) and living in a couple (AOR = 0.532 95% CI [0.33 - 0.87], p = 0.011), have been found to be deter-minants of sexual violence. Conclusion: Despite their magnitude, sexual vio-lence, whose main determinants are the antecedent of sexual violence during childhood and living together, remains a neglected health problem in the city of Lubumbashi.
ANO Rectal Malformations in Lubumbashi: Case Report and Literature Review  [PDF]
Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Kabamba Wa Kabamba Christian, Ngolo Matthieux, Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Mwarabu Much’Apa, Lunbu Luvungu Nora, Elmer Delgado, Kabyla Ilunga Benjamin, Luboya Numbi Oscar, Mashini Ngongo Ghislain
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2017, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1103662
Three cases of congenital malformation were observed, including cases of anal imperforation at the Lubumbashi Surgery and Traumatology Center in the Democratic Republic of Congo. These cases concerned the anal imperforation observed in three new male babies from the ex-triangle of death in the province of Upper Katanga (The Democratic Republic of The Congo). One case presented dehydration in stage B. Colostomy was the first act to save the three newborns. The colostomies were repaired after reopening the anal orifice. No deaths were recorded.
Clinically Visible Congenital Birth Defects, Case of the Kenya Health District in the Democratic Republic of the Congo  [PDF]
Nama Mwengu Cecile, Mizelo waKumwimba, Ngoy Shindano Romain, Iungamakonga Dressen, Lunkutu kitambala Hugues, Kimbamukanya Pascal, Matungulu Matungulu Charles, Ilunga Kandolo Simon, Mundongo Tshamba Henry, Kabyla Ilunga Benjamin, Malonga Kaj Francoise
Open Access Library Journal (OALib Journal) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1105440
INTRODUCTION: Congenital birth defects are real, and they can affect any woman carrying a pregnancy. A particular action must be carried out for preventive purposes. METHODOLOGY: We carried out a cross-sectional study on congenital birth defects in the health district of Kenya. Our study included 68 children born with congenital malformation. This study con-cerned the six health facilities in the Kenya Health Zone that have maternity clinics from 2010 to 2014. The results were analyzed on SPSS version 23. RESULTS: Of the 68 children born with congenital malformation recorded during our study period, 54% were female compared to 46 males. There is no statistically significant relationship between congenital birth defects and antenatal care as shown in Table 1 (OR: 1.2, P-value equals 0.79). There were more cases of congenital malformation in 2014 74% followed by 2013 with 59%. The year 2010 recorded 5 cases or 13%. CONCLUSION: Congenital birth defects are a health problem in the world. They spare no corner around the world. The Democratic Republic of the Congo and especially the Sanitary District of Kenya are also concerned. It is expected that primary prevention measures will be strengthened because today’s children are the future of tomorrow.
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