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Sep 27, 2023Open    Access

Retrospective Study of an Epidemic Vibrio cholerae in the Central Region of Ghana: An Evidence from Surveillance Data

Gideon Kwarteng Acheampong, Isaac Owusu, Fidelis Zumah, Ernest Akyereko, Rebecca Ann Mpangah
Background: In October 2016, a cholera outbreak occurred in the Cape Coast Metropolis, Central Region, Ghana, spreading rapidly in peri-urban communities. The Researchers conducted a descriptive analysis of surveillance data to examine the epidemiological characteristics of this outbreak. Methods: The retrospective analysis covered cholera cases from October to December 2016, focusing on onset date, age, sex, rapid diagnostic test (RDT) results, and residence. Pearson’s chi-square/Fisher’s exact...
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Sep 20, 2023Open    Access

Parents’ Views on Adolescent Sex Education in the Home Setting

Hydrogen Izana Pambi, Augustin Kadiata Bukasa, Jose Kiala Makola, Emilienne Kulembidila Nsopa, Julien Zaya Bwiyi, Roland Yende Mupepe, Angel Andjelani Ngonga
Introduction: This study was based on the observation of a lack of information on sexuality among adolescents who nevertheless have a very active sex life, putting their sexual and reproductive health at risk. To this end, the purpose of this study was to identify parents’ opinions on sex education in order to prepare adolescents for responsible sexuality. Methods: This study is conducted in the Tshinkela district in the commune of Kintambo within the city-province of Kinshasa on the opinion of ...
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Sep 18, 2023Open    Access

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Mothers Concerning Fever among Children under Five Years of Age in the Mabulu 2 Quarter in Kinshasa

Félicien Kandolo Tshimungu, Crispin Katombe Kakwaka, Pascal Mamenepi Atuba, Floraya Kahamba Furra, Jean-Fidel Ilunga, Deborah Tshimungu Mujinga
Purpose: This exploratory study aims to improve the knowledge, attitudes and practices of mothers in the face of fever in children under five years old. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study carried out from 1 to 30 November 2022 among 36 mothers with children under five years old in the Mabulu 2 quarter, using a questionnaire is analyzed using the jamovi 2.3.28 software. Descriptive analyses, Fisher’s exact test and Spearman’s correlation (α = 0.05) were used. Results: Knowledge: 94.4% ...
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Aug 25, 2023Open    Access

Prevalence of Urinary Tract Infections in Uganda: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Danladi Makeri, Priscilla Peter Dilli, Doreen Nyaketcho, Theophilus Pius
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) pose a significant burden on public health, affecting millions of individuals worldwide; on average, a typical Ugandan female will have an infection once a month. Understanding their epidemiology is crucial for targeted interventions. This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to synthesize existing literature on urinary tract infections in Uganda, providing a comprehensive overview of its prevalence. On June 24th, 2023 we searched two bibliographic databases...
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Jul 28, 2023Open    Access

Incidence and Determinants of Prematurity in the City of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Judith Shepers Gegelezo, Léon Okenge Ngongo, Tshimungu Kandolo Felicien, Deborah Mujinga Tshimungu, Angel Andjelani Ngongo, Chantal Kanyere Saa Sita, Augustin Kadiata Bukasa
Introduction: The fight against prematurity is part of a global approach to improving neonatal morbidity and mortality parameters. This study was initiated with the aim of identifying the determinants of prematurity in the city of Kinshasa. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study conducted in Kinshasa in the HZs of Gombe, Limete and Kingasani during the period from November 25, 2021 to February 25, 2022. A total of 1266 mothers took part in the study. The data were collected by interview couple...
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Jul 27, 2023Open    Access

Budget Alignment of Partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Its Impact on the Performance of Health Services

Baudouin Mbase Bonganga, Albert Mwembo Tambwe A Koy, Henri Mundongo Tshamba, Innocent Senemona Nakwa, Simon Ilunga Kandolo
Introduction: Households are the main source and a key player in health financing in the DRC in a proportion of 41% of current health expenditure. Alongside households, the other sources are foreign aid and the State Budget. The general objective of our study was to evaluate the performance of the local health system of Budjala. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study for analytical purposes on the budget alignment of partners in the DRC and its impact on the performance of health services cond...
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Jun 30, 2023Open    Access

Perinatal Morbidity and Mortality in Kinshasa: Prevalence and Risk Factors in Hospitals Environment

Pascal Mamenepi Atuba, Louise Lohatame Pala, Angel Ngongo Andjelani
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence and risk factors of perinatal morbidity and mortality in hospitals in the City Province of Kinshasa. Material and Methods: We carried out a cross-sectional survey with a correlational aim among 456 mothers selected in two health zones of the Provincial Health Division of Kinshasa. Data were entered in Excel 2013 and then exported to SPSS 21 software for statistical analysis. The determination of risk factors for perinatal morbidit...
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Jun 29, 2023Open    Access

Determinants of the Low Involvement of Husbands in the Prenatal Consultation in the City of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Odya Cyombesha Pamela, Kadiata Bukasa Augustin, Nene Kabyahura Novi, Omanyondo Ohambe Marie-Claire, Nanto Muleng Bwal Roline, Ngiele Malobo Costatine, Sebuana Mangongi Christine, Katanda Bukasa Monique, Kanionga Nseya Celine, Rose Mujinga Ntumba
Introduction: The presence of men with their pregnant partners at facility-based antenatal care (ANC) visits is important for maternal and child health and gender equality, but remains rare in parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Method: This is a quantitative study, of the correlational and cross-sectional descriptive type, centered on the factors linked to the low involvement of husbands during ANC. The target population consisted of married or common-law men residing in the Mombele ...
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Jun 20, 2023Open    Access

Physicians’ Practices toward Thyroid Nodules: Experience of the City of Casablanca, Morocco

Hajar Tabiti, Amal Guensi, Karima Bendahhou
Thyroid nodules (TN) are very frequent, with up to 8% of adults having palpable nodules and by using ultrasound we can detect up to 10 times more nodules (Yeung & Serpell, 2008) [1]. In the absence of any guidelines for thyroid nodule management in Morocco, our study aims to describe physicians’ practices in the Greater Casablanca Region regarding thyroid nodules. We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional study using a questionnaire issued to doctors who practice in the Greater Casablanca R...
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Jun 01, 2023Open    Access

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus among Patients with Skin and Soft Tissue Infections: A Cross-Sectional Study at a Tertiary Hospital in Bushenyi, Western, Uganda

Theophilus Pius, Reagan Irege, Danladi Makeri, Andrew Tamale
Background: Staphylococcus aureus is the most common isolate from Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTIs) especially, strains of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) worldwide. The treatment of SSTIs caused by MRSA has become more unsolved and a public health concern. Methods: A pre-designed questionnaire was used to collect data on predisposing factors for MRSA among patients with SSTIs. A sterile swab stick was used and pus was collected from the affected site of th...
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