Journal of
Public Health and Epidemiology

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Health Epidemiol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2316
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPHE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 652

Full Length Research Paper

Role of treatment supporters beyond monitoring daily drug intake for TB-patients: Findings from a qualitative study in Nigeria

Richard Olukolade*
  • Richard Olukolade*
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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Abiodun Hassan
  • Abiodun Hassan
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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Queen Ogbuji
  • Queen Ogbuji
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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Seyi Olujimi
  • Seyi Olujimi
  • Infosearch Services Limited, Abuja, Nigeria.
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Lucia Okwuonye
  • Lucia Okwuonye
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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Oluremilekun Kusimo
  • Oluremilekun Kusimo
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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Josephine Okechukwu
  • Josephine Okechukwu
  • Infosearch Services Limited, Abuja, Nigeria.
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John Osho
  • John Osho
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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Kehinde Osinowo
  • Kehinde Osinowo
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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Oladapo Ladipo
  • Oladapo Ladipo
  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Abuja, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 03 January 2017
  •  Accepted: 06 February 2017
  •  Published: 30 April 2017

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