International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 192

IJNM Articles

Knowledge, attitude and practice of nurses toward pressure ulcer prevention in University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, North-Eastern, Nigeria

April 2015

Pressure ulcers are areas of localized injury to the skin, underlying tissue or both, usually over a bony prominence, as a result of pressure or in combination with shear. They are common problem in health care and represent a significant burden on patients, their relatives and caregivers. Pressure ulcer prevention is of the quality indicators to reduce the incidence of pressure ulcer in acute care setting. The study...

Author(s): Uba, M. N., Alih, F. I., Kever, R .T. and Lola, N.

“I am very much afraid of its side effects by listening to what people say”: Reasons Ghanaian women do not use contraception

April 2015

There is a large unmet need for contraception in Ghana, despite many forms of family planning being highly available and a near universal knowledge of contraception among Ghanaian women. This study sought to qualitatively investigate reasons for low-use of contraception in Ghana. Interviews were conducted with 18 women being treated for complications resulting from unsafe abortions to ascertain their views on...

Author(s): Sarah D. Rominski, Emmanuel S. K. Morhe and Jody Lori

Knowledge and attitude of men about vasectomy as a method of family planning among married men working in Babcock University, Ogun state, Nigeria

March 2015

This study investigated the level of knowledge and attitude of married male workers about vasectomy and also the factors influencing the attitude of married men working in Babcock University towards vasectomy. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 200 participants from the academic and administrative work divisions of the University and a self-constructed questionnaire was administered and 150 were...

Author(s): Owopetu Christiana, Chukwuma Sonachi and Nwozichi Chinomso  

Health of women with inflammatory bowel disease: Coping with challenges from pregnancy to child rearing

March 2015

For women with irritable bowel disease (IBD), leading a healthy life during the perinatal period is important because it may affect their quality of life and motherhood. However, little attention has been paid to their challenges and the methods of coping with them. This study therefore aims to explore the challenges women with IBD face and the methods of coping with them during the perinatal period from their...

Author(s): Chisato Kimura and Toshihide Ohmori  

Dearth of literature on barriers to provision of psychiatric nursing care in Nigeria: Findings from a literature review

February 2015

The literature review was conducted to review barriers to provision of psychiatric nursing care in the world. The literature search highlighted a dearth of literature in Nigeria on barriers to provision of psychiatric nursing care, highlighting a gap in knowledge base that needs to be filled. The aim of publishing this literature review is to fill the gap in knowledge highlighted. The literature review was discussed...

Author(s): Solomon Musa Gimba and Duma Sinegugu

Adolescents’ perception of career choice of nursing among selected secondary schools in Jos, Nigeria

February 2015

The main purpose of this study was to examine the adolescents’ perception and choice of nursing as a career in senior secondary schools, and to determine factors that may influence their choice and perception. The study was conducted in four selected schools in Jos metropolis. Each of these schools is unique in features. They include: two government secondary schools (urban and rural) and two private secondary...

Author(s): Ogunyewo Oluwatoyin A., Afemikhe Juliana A., Ajio Daniel K and  Olanlesi-aliu Adedoyin

Mothers’ validation of midwives care in the management of labour pain in Plateau State, Nigeria

January 2015

One of the major determinants of maternal satisfaction in labour is adequate pain relief or rather the woman being able to cope with the pain. Since midwives are the major health care providers attending to women in labour, this study explored women’s validation of the care midwives provide in the management of labour pain in Plateau state Nigeria using a descriptive cross sectional design. Women (n=126) were...

Author(s): Grace Daniel, Modupe Oyetunde and Grace Eleri

The reasons of rising trend of cesarean section rate year after year. A retrospective study

January 2015

Cesarean section is a surgical procedure which allows the child to birth through uterus incision. Cesarean birth is a procedure that gives resolve problems such as maternal and fetal complications. To study the incidence of cesarean birth, 1982 to 2000 with 2011 to 2013 years were compared to determine indications that contribute to the trend of the increasing number of cesarean deliveries. We studied the clinical...

Author(s): Risida Gjonej, Albana Poloska, Mimoza Keta, Zef Delija, Flora Zyberaj, Valbona Bezhani and Etleva Smakaj

Crying newborns: The colic and reflux situation in New Zealand as depicted by online questionnaire

December 2014

Infantile colic is prevalent among newborns and typically defined in terms of repeated bouts of inconsolable crying occurring several days of the week.  There appears no universal cause for colic and none of the multifarious behavioural, dietary and pharmaceutical treatments are of benefit in all cases.  This study collected data from 154 New Zealand parents with colicky and reflux infants by online...

Author(s): S. Hodge and P. Murphy

Perception and willingness to participate in midwives service scheme amongst nursing and midwifery students in Southwestern Nigeria

December 2014

The Midwives Service Scheme (MSS) was implemented to reverse the poor trends in maternal mortality in Nigeria over the past decade. However, little is known about the acceptance of the scheme amongst nursing and midwifery students who are key to ensuring success of the program. The study assessed the awareness, knowledge, perception and willingness to participate in the Midwives Service Scheme in all nursing and...

Author(s): David Ayobami Adewole, Ayodeji Matthew Adebayo and Taiwo Akinyode Obembe  

Prevalence and predictors of needle stick injury among nurses in public hospitals of Jimma Zone, South West Ethiopia

November 2014

Healthcare professionals may encounter infectious microorganisms while providing health care for patients predominantly following percutaneous needle stick injuries. Approximately 3 million percutaneous exposures to blood borne pathogens occur annually among healthcare workers worldwide. However, to what extent does this problem occur among nurses in public hospitals of Jimma Zone is not known. A cross-sectional study...

Author(s): Kebede Bidira, Mirkuzie Woldie and Gugsa  Nemera  

Psychological effects and experiences of menopausal women in a rural community in Niger Delta region of Nigeria

October 2014

Menopause is a period of natural physiologic adaptation which occurs in women when the finite numbers of ovarian follicles are depleted due to decreased levels of reproductive hormones. This decrease in reproductive hormone levels may be mild and present with no obvious disturbances in some women while in others, severe and unbearable health and psychological challenges may demand medical intervention. This study is...

Author(s): Jack-Ide I.O., Emelifeonwu E.A. and Adika A.V

Community participation in teenage pregnancy prevention using the community-as-partner model

October 2014

The study explored community perceptions and experiences of the stakeholder’s role in teenage pregnancy prevention, using the community-as-partner model. The study was contextual with an exploratory strategy. The research design is both qualitative and quantitative designs. The sample size for the study was determined by saturation of data and consisted of 75 participants who were teenagers, parents, teachers,...

Author(s): Oyedele, O.A., Wright, S.C.D. and Maja, T.M.M.

What helps? A description of experiences of support among primiparous women with fear of childbirth: An interview study

September 2014

  Fear of childbirth is described as a major problem for many women as this has a negative effect for both the women and the babies. Health care professionals need to be able to offer these women adequate support which could be important for primiparous women. The aim of this study was to describe what primiparous women experience as support in coping with their fear of childbirth. A qualitative, inductive...

Author(s):   Mårtensson Lena, Mogren Lisa, Lindbom Emma and Thorstensson Stina

Assessment of adult patients’ satisfaction and associated factors with nursing care in Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia; institutional based cross sectional study, 2012

August 2014

Patient satisfaction has been used as an indicator to measure the quality of health care provided by nurses. Moreover, patient satisfaction is one of the ultimate validators of effectiveness and quality of care. The purpose of this study was to assess adult inpatient satisfaction and associated factors of nursing care in Black Lion Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. An institutional based cross sectional study...

Author(s): Mulugeta Molla, Aster Berhe, Ashenafi Shumye and Yohannes Adama

Socio-economic challenges of parents of children with neurological disorders: A hospital-based study in North West Nigeria

August 2014

Parents of children with neurological disorders face several socio-economic challenges in nurturing them. Experiences of parents in the study area have not been explored. This descriptive cross-sectional study was designed to investigate socio-economic challenges faced by parents of children with neurological dysfunctions. Paediatric Neurology Outpatient Clinic, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika, Zaria,...

Author(s): Lawal H., Anyebe E. E., Obiako O. R. and Garba S. N.

Women's satisfaction with hospital-based intrapartum care: A Jordanian study

July 2014

Exploring patient satisfaction can contribute to quality maternity care but is not routinely conducted in many Middle Eastern countries. This study investigated the prevalence and factors associated with satisfaction during labor and birth among Jordanian women using a descriptive cross-sectional design. Women (n=298) were recruited from four maternal and child health centers in Al-Mafraq city, Jordan. Participants...

Author(s): Khitam Ibrahem Shlash Mohammad, Insaf Shaban, Caroline Homer and Debra Creedy

Quality issues in midwifery: A critical analysis of midwifery in Nigeria within the context of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) global standards

July 2014

Advances in health care system are a challenge to the professional midwife in the quality of midwifery workforce. The three pillars of quality midwifery workforce need to meet the changing health needs of both the rural and modern highly industrialized society. Insisting on the traditional ways of doing things in midwifery seems inadequate in meeting these challenges. New and creative approaches are needed if midwifery...

Author(s): Modupe O. Oyetunde and Chigozie A. Nkwonta

Expert midwives’ experiences of security in their professional practice: I’m the captain of a jet

April 2014

Obstetric units have become larger, with patients being knowledgeable and demanding. Also, established team works at maternity wards require that midwives are secure in their role. A descriptive study with a phenomenological approach was used. A maternity unit in a hospital located in Western Sweden was chosen. Five expert midwives with vast experience of obstetric care who worked in a maternity unit were interviewed....

Author(s): Susanne M. Anberg Högeryd, Ina Berndtsson and Elisabeth Dahlborg Lyckhage

Spontaneous abortion among women admitted into gynaecology wards of three selected hospitals in Maiduguri, Nigeria

April 2014

Abortion is considered not only a major reproductive health matter, but also as a health risk factor for mothers’ well-being which also threaten mother’s lives and comfort. This study seeks to assess the incidence of abortion with particular reference to factors responsible for spontaneous abortion among women admitted into gynaecology wards of three selected hospitals in Maiduguri, Borno State, from January...

Author(s): Umar N. Jibril, Olubiyi S. Kayode, Aliyu Umar, Aminat G. Umar, Imam A. Abubakar, Ibraheem M. Ayoade and Nwadiliorah J. Blessing

The eating experiences of patients hospitalized in a muscular dystrophy ward in Japan: A phenomenological study

January 2014

The aim of this study was to explore the life experiences of patients hospitalized in a muscular dystrophy ward in Japan, with particular focus on their eating experiences. Participant observation and unstructured interviews were conducted, and data analyzed by employing Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology. Nine patients agreed to participate in this study, although only five were included in the analysis. The...

Author(s): Emiko Ishida

Awareness and barriers to utilization of maternal health care services among reproductive women in Amassoma community, Bayelsa State

January 2014

Nigeria is on the verge of not meeting the fifth millennium development goals of improving maternal health due to a high maternal mortality rate which is estimated to be 630 women per 100,000 live births and lack of utilization of maternal health care services is a major contributing factor. Hence, the study was designed to explore awareness and barriers to the utilization of maternal health care services among...

Author(s): Onasoga A. Olayinka, Osaji Teresa Achi, Alade O. Amos and Egbuniwe Michel Chiedu

Demographic characteristics of women on the utilization of Maternal Health Services at Abakaliki Urban

December 2013

The study investigated the effect of maternal age, maternal occupation, parity, number of living children and husbands’ educational level on the utilization of maternal health services in Abakaliki urban. A total of 1324 women were randomly selected from different parts of the area. Questionnaire and interview schedule were used for data collection. The results show that maternal age, parity and number of living...

Author(s): Ndie Elkenah Chubike and Idam Constance

The partograph: A labour management tool or a midwifery record?

December 2013

A partograph is a graphical presentation of a woman’s progress of labour. Once the woman has true signs of labour, the midwife initiates the use of the partograph to record her findings. The partograph was endorsed and modified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) between 1990 and 2000 to monitor the fetal and maternal wellbeing during the active stage of labour. Monitoring help the midwives and the mother in...

Author(s): Mathibe-Neke J. M., Lebeko F. L. and Motupa B.

Roles of nurses in Sub-Saharan African region

November 2013

The objective of this study was to create a model of nursing practice in Sub-Saharan Africa based on population needs, current practice and expectations of stakeholders. A three component study was done in eight sub-Saharan countries to ascertain (1) the health needs and the burden of disease in these countries, as well as evaluating the structure of their health systems; (2) the views on nursing functions held by...

Author(s): C. G. Ugochukwu, L. R. Uys, A. K. Karani, I. L. Okoronkwo and B. N. Diop

Exclusive breastfeeding and related antecedent factors among lactating mothers in a rural community in Southwest Nigeria

November 2013

This study explored the antecedent factors influencing the practice of exclusive breast feeding (EBF) among lactating mothers in Ayete, a rural community in Southwest Nigeria. A three-stage random sampling technique was used to select 410 mothers of newborns and infants less than six months from households. A pretested semi-structured questionnaire which included a 14-point knowledge scale was used for data collection....

Author(s): Olayinka Alade, Musibau Ayoade Titiloye, Frederick Olore Oshiname and Oyedunni Sola Arulogun

Strategies for achieving the fourth and fifth millenium development goals in Nigeria: Nursing perspective

September 2013

Nigeria as a signatory to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) declaration has been making concerted effort to actualize these human development goals. She has put some strategies in place to specifically address the issue of health-related MDGs, especially MDGs 4 and 5. This paper therefore, reviewed some of the strategies put in place in order to achieve the fourth and fifth MDGs in Nigeria.   Key...

Author(s): Akinwaare Margaret Omowaleola

Symphysis-fundal height at term: A new birth weight predictive equation

September 2013

There is clinical utility in having a simple and low-cost method of predicting birth weight. To identify abnormal fetal growth, in fact, can reduce the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. A longitudinal observational cohort study, including 1034 low-risk singleton pregnancies at term, was performed at the Division of Prenatal Medicine, St. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna (Italy) to derive a...

Author(s): Alessandra Curti, Margherita Zanello, Silvia Battistini, Diana Cabassi, Gabriella Cangini, Natalia Dini, Cristina Giovannini, Vincenza Leccese, Stefania Piersimoni, Nadia Rimondi and Antonio Farina

Nursing informatics: A key to improving nursing practice in Nigeria

August 2013

  Nursing informatics is a new nursing specialty in Nigeria; even though it was approved by the American Nurses Association in 1992 as a recognized specialty and has since been growing. The building blocks of this specialty are nursing, information and computer sciences. These three combined provide the knowledge base of nursing informatics. Expanded roles and technology are being incorporated into the domain...

Author(s): Grace O. Daniel and Modupe O. Oyetunde

Self care practices of menstrual hygiene among adolescents school going girls in Amassoma Community, Bayelsa State

August 2013

  Self care practices as well as menstrual hygiene are basic requirements for promoting a satisfied life and personal esteem in a woman. It is therefore necessary to investigate the self care practice of menstrual hygiene among female school going adolescents who have attained menarche in Amassoma community, Bayelsa State. A survey was designed with systematic sampling which involves selection of girls...

Author(s): Adika, V. O., Ayinde M. O. and Jack-Ide I. O.

HIV/AIDS care, coping strategies and work environmental stress among nurses in Botswana

May 2013

  Since 2006 there has been universal acceptance in both developing and industrializedsocieties that HIV treatment and related services, including more effective programs, be available to all citizens. However, as a result of the worldwide recession and shifting health priorities, progress toward these goals has stalled. While the epidemic continues to grow (approximately 34 million globally, with 2.7 million...

Author(s): Thabo T. Fako, Debra R. Wilson, James G. Linn and Ntonghanwah Forcheh

The role of beliefs and practices in health on patients’ compliance

May 2013

  The degree of influence of traditional beliefs and practices of a person as part of his or her cultural background is indeed a creative molder of a person’s behavior such as attitudes, beliefs and practices regarding health promotion and prevention of illness. This study determined the correlation between health beliefs and practices and the compliance with discharge instructions, particularly on home...

Author(s): Palompon R. Daisy

Experience of sexual harassment and coping strategies among students of the school of nursing of a tertiary hospital in Southwest Nigeria

May 2013

  This descriptive cross-sectional study documented the experience of sexual harassment (SH) and coping strategies among 250 consenting students of University College Hospital, Ibadan school of nursing, using a pre-tested questionnaire.Descriptive statistics and Chi-square test were used to analyze the data at 5% level of significance. Mean age was 23.0 ± 4.1 years, 78.8% were females and 91.2%...

Author(s): Oyedunni Sola Arulogun, Isaac Kayode Omotosho, and Musibau Ayoade Titiloye

Decision-making for use of complementary and alternative therapies by pregnant women and nurse midwives during pregnancy: An exploratory qualitative study

May 2013

  Millions of people use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies. Such therapies are used across a wide spectrum of health conditions, but the use is particularly notable during pregnancy. Despite the widespread use, little is known about the perceptions of patients and clinicians in deciding about use of varied therapies. This study describes pregnant women and obstetrical provider (nurse...

Author(s): Marie Hastings-Tolsma and Deborah Vincent

The prevalence, management and outcome of primary postpartum haemorrhage in selected health care facilities in Nigeria

April 2013

One of the millennium development goals set by the United Nations is to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters by 2015. The achievement of this goal must focus on understanding the dynamics of the causes of maternal mortality and removing such causes. Postpartum haemorrhage ranks high among the causes of maternal mortality, especially in Nigeria. This study was designed to determine the prevalence, management and...

Author(s): A. E. Olowokere, O. A. Adekeye, A. Ogunfowokan, O. E. Olagunju and O. O. Irinoye

Nursing education and workforce development: Implications for maternal health in Anambra State, Nigeria

April 2013

The relationship between nursing and maternal health presents a legitimate policy discussion. In this qualitative descriptive study, the views of nurse experts on the current status of nursing and midwifery education, and workforce development issues as they relate to maternal health in Nigeria was explored. Focus was on experts as they constitute important players in policy decisions related to nursing workforce and...

Author(s): Mabel Chiemeka Ezeonwu

Perceived relative factors influencing nurses’ practice of health promotion for women in Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

April 2013

Socio-cultural factors negate the health of women. Therefore, health promotion as a focus of nursing practice aimed at capitalizing on the inherent capacities of women to establish health priorities, goals and strategies to improve their health. A descriptive survey with the purpose of ascertaining the influence of culture, social and health policies on nurses’ practice of health promotion was undertaken. Three...

Author(s): P. E. Samson-Akpan, O. B. Edet, I. I. Akpabio and E. F. Asuquo

Evaluation of the rationale for assessing student nurses on urine testing by nursing council examiners

April 2013

This study aimed at evaluating the rationale for assessing student nurses on urine testing by the nursing council examiners, was carried out using questionnaire. The council examiners were located at nursing conferences and were randomly selected. The results show that most of the respondents exhibited poor knowledge of blood glucose levels and their rationale for examining the student on urine glucose were based on...

Author(s): Ndie Elkenah Chubike

Nursing education in Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, and Ethiopia experiences

March 2013

This paper studies the development of nursing education in Africa and it is limited to three countries namely, South Africa, Nigeria and Ethiopia. Two cardinal periods are covered which are, colonial and post colonial. But Ethiopia is the only African country that has technically, never been colonised as it successfully repulsed Italy’s attempt at occupying it. The reason for this study is to assist modern...

Author(s): Bethabile Lovely Dolamo and Simeon Keyada Olubiyi

The attitudes of student nurses toward clinical work

March 2013

Clinical work in nursing education is an important component of the nursing curriculum aimed at actively engaging student nurses with the necessary skills needed for the nursing profession. The attitude of nursing students toward clinical work is becoming a topic of interest for nursing researchers. The objectives of the study were to determine the perspective of practicing nurses on students’ attitude toward...

Author(s): Dorothy Awuah-Peasah, Linda Akuamoah Sarfo and Florence Asamoah

Just and sustainable global nurse-midwifery clinical education exchanges: Lessons learned

January 2013

  The severe shortage of skilled maternity care providers in countries with low resources results in a staggering number of maternal and newborn deaths annually. University nursing and nurse-midwifery programs are especially well-equipped to participate in multi-lateral and bi-lateral education collaborations to address this shortage. This paper presents a perspective on how universities in well-resourced...

Author(s): Terri Patrice Clark

Analyzing the brunt trouble of information and communication technologies in the delivery of reproductive health care service in health centers of Shirvan, North Khorasan, Iran

January 2013

This study analyzed the potential impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in the delivery of reproductive health care services. Twelve health establishments located in the districts under the coverage of the micro-Telco were selected. Of the twelve establishments, only ten were found open at the time of the visit. A total of 15 surveys were personally administered by the author. A questionnaire was...

Author(s): Kazemzadeh Mohammad Reza and Esmaeilzadeh Mahdi

Reforms in higher nursing education in High Medical School of Bitola by Bologna declaration

December 2012

Nursing education in Europe and North America was reviewed, together with European Commission directives and regulations and pertinent World Health Organization documents. The new practical models for education are preferred. The aim of our research is to analyze the effect of education of nurses with faculty degree using one actual health activity.  A total of 65 students in their third year of theoretical and...

Author(s): Elizabeta Popova-Ramova and Anastasika Poposka

Preterm twins cardio-respiratory, thermal and maternal breast temperature responses to shared kangaroo care

December 2012

Kangaroo Care (KC) is practiced in Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) rather frequently but predominantly with mothers of single infant. Mothers of twins often expressed a desire to do KC with their twins. Simultaneously holding both twins is called Shared Kangaroo Care (SKC). Two previous case studies of SKC could be found and have encouraged the practice of SKC prior to sufficient evidence of acceptable...

Author(s): Amel M. Abouelfettoh and Susan M. Ludington-Hoe

Global warming: Implications for nursing

November 2012

The environment plays a significant part in human development, human health and diseases. Over the years, the environment has been progressively harsh, due to global warming (GW). The increase in the production of green house gases has resulted in enhanced greenhouse effect which has also resulted in changing epidemiological pattern of diseases. Nursing, being a responsive profession is not Immuned to the effects of...

Author(s): Ojewale, Lucia Yetunde and Oyetunde, Modupe Olusola

Maternal seafood consumption in highly educated women is reduced in pregnancy: A pilot study

November 2012

Oily fish is a unique natural source to vitamin D and marine n-3 fatty acids. The aim of the present study was to investigate from where pregnant women get dietary advices and whether they eat seafood during pregnancy or not. A self-selected convenience sample (n = 43) of highly educated women responded to a self-administrated web based questionnaire. The women reduced their intake of both lean (p < 0.013) and oily...

Author(s): Marian K. Malde, Anita R. Alvheim, Linn Anne B. Brunborg and Ingvild E. Graff

Midwifery students’ willingness to provide manual vacuum aspiration in Ghana

May 2012

Abortion remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the developing world. Midwives are more likely to provide services to more than half of the world’s population residing in rural areas than other healthcare providers. When properly trained, midwives are able to safely provide manual vacuum aspiration (MVA). As part of a larger study, final-year midwifery students took part in a computer-based...

Author(s): Sarah Rominski, Emmanuel Nakua, Peter Ageyi-Baffour, Mawuli Gyakobo and Jody R. Lori

A comparative study of mental health services in two African countries: South Africa and Nigeria

May 2012

Mental health services in South Africa and Nigeria were compared using the reports of World Health Organization Assessment Instrument for Mental Health Systems (WHO-AIMS) of both countries. WHO-AIMS assessment reveals the extent of implementation and provision of mental health care services. South Africa has made considerable progress with restructuring its mental health care system that provides mental health care at...

Author(s): Jack-Ide I. O., Uys L. R. and Middleton L. E.

Quality assurance package for health care in Nigeria: The case of Akwa Ibom State

April 2012

Persistent poor health care quality attributable to non-responsive alien models necessitated this study to develop quality assurance package (QAP) for health care in Nigeria with focus on Akwa Ibom State. Quality assurance index (QAI) was the instrument for data collection. A multi-stage random sample of 340 respondents was drawn from 840 health managers in primary health care settings in the state. The research and...

Author(s): Maria Michael Ikorok, Idongesit Ibanga Akapbio and Lucas O. Ogunjimi

Curbing maternal and child mortality: The Nigerian experience

April 2012

The paper examined the unacceptable high maternal and child mortality in Africa using Nigeria as a case study. Place and duration of study were the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Calabar, and Department of Public Health Nursing, College of Health Technology, Calabar, Nigeria, between February, 2010 and April, 2011. The opportunity created by the presence of over 300 Nurses at the 2010...

Author(s): Ogunjimi Lucas Olusegun, Ibe, Rosemary Thomas and Ikorok Maria Micheal

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