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: 609

Table of Content: January 2011; 3(1)

January 2011

The cost of double standard risk communication during the swine-flu epidemic: Reflections from Norway

The pandaemia of swine influenza 2009 released a multitude of reactions and actions of public authorities and private enterprises. After the first announcement of a probable new epidemic in May 2009 WHO issued a pandaemia warning in June 2009. Norwegian health authorities reacted swiftly to the WHO recommendations and Norway became the first country opting for buying vaccines for the whole population. The background of...

Author(s): John E. Berg

January 2011

Epidemiology of malaria and insecticide resistance burden in Nigeria

Anopheles mosquito larvae were collected from the natural breeding sites in five of the six ecological zones in Nigeria between 2002 and 2004. The larvae were reared to adulthood in a standard insectary. Susceptibility tests were conducted on non - blood fed, 2 to 3-day-old emerged adult female mosquitoes using standard WHO procedures, diagnostic kits and test papers (WHO, 1998). PCR assays were used for the...

Author(s): I. O. Oyewole, A. A. Ogunnowo, C. A. Ibidapo, H. I. Okoh, T. S. Awolola and M. A. Adedayo

January 2011

Evaluation of health status of pre-menarcheal and post-menarcheal girls by Rohrer index in Purulia, West Bengal

Undernutrition in children and adolescents is a major problem in India. Age at menarche is a significant indicator of growth in girls. The present study records age at menarche, prevalence of under nutrition measured by Rohrer Index in both pre-menarcheal (n=107) as well as post-menarcheal (n = 131) girls (n = 238) aged 6.01 to 14.63 years. In this cross-sectional study, mean age at menarche is estimated to be 12.60...

Author(s): Sudip Datta Banik

January 2011

Male perspective(s) on condom use: Context of STI/HIV prevention in the University of Ghana community

This study examined the influence of condom use on men’s sexual behaviour in the University of Ghana community. In all, 600 men were sampled for this study using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The ages of respondents ranged from 17 to 74 years with a mean age of 24 years. The study found that while 80% men have ever used condom, a little over 50% of them used condom at their last sexual...

Author(s): Daniel Yaw Fiaveh

January 2011

The impact of parental education on infant mortality in Gaza strip, Palestine

A society's infant mortality rate is considered an important indicator of its health status. Maternal education has been accepted almost unanimously as a major socio-economic factor in infant mortality. In addition, it is one of the few measures of health status for which data are widely available in most countries. Many research studies have been done on this topic, but never in Palestine. This study was...

Author(s): Mazen Abuqamar, Danny Coomans and Fred Louckx

January 2011

Contraceptive knowledge and usage amongst female secondary school students in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria

The high maternal mortality and morbidity rate in Nigeria is a major concern for every stakeholder in the health sector and unsafe abortion is a major cause. As a remedy, it was suggested that active efforts to promote sexuality education and contraceptive use should be intensified among Nigerian adolescents. In this regard, we studied the level of contraceptive knowledge and use among adolescents in three secondary...

Author(s): Adetokunbo Tayo, Oluwarotimi Akinola, Abiola Babatunde, Adeniyi Adewunmi, Dele Osinusi and Lukeman Shittu

January 2011

Disasters in Kenya: A major public health concern

A disaster is defined as an event or series of events, which give rise to casualties and/or damage or loss of property, infrastructure, essential services or means of livelihoods on a scale which is beyond the normal capacity of the affected community to cope with unaided. This event or events disrupt the normal patterns of life (or ecosystem) and extraordinary emergency interventions are required to save and preserve...

Author(s): Marion W. Mutugi and Samuel G. Maingi