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: 506

Table of Content: January 2012; 4(1)

January 2012

The plight of Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic: Physical/psychosocial consequences

Haitians are the largest minority living in Dominican Republic. These destitute people escaped the deprivations and disasters of their home country only to face other more tyrannical situations at asylums in the Dominican Republic. This manuscript focuses on the health consequences facing Haitians living on the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Their plight is a humanitarian crisis that requires the joint efforts...

Author(s): AbdulKareem Al-Obaidi, and Ghazwan Maqur

January 2012

Primary health care services in Nigeria: Critical issues and strategies for enhancing the use by the rural communities

Quality health is a fundamental right of all Nigerian citizens. While primary health care (PHC) centres are relatively uniformly distributed throughout local government areas (LGAs) in Nigeria, the rural people tend to underuse the basic health services. This article examines some cross cutting issues in PHC and outlines strategies to enhance the utilization of health services by rural people. The responsibility...

Author(s): Abdulraheem I. S., Olapipo A. R. and Amodu M. O.

January 2012

A study of fertility intentions of women in Uyo, Nigeria

Fertility desires are known to reflect subsequent fertility behaviour, therefore, understanding these desires therefore could help in planning strategies to modify fertility behaviour. We undertook the study to contribute useful information in planning future family planning strategies in our region. This was a questionnaire-based cross-sectional study among antenatal women in two health facilities in Uyo, Nigeria....

Author(s): Umoh A. V, Abah G. M and Ekanem U. S

January 2012

Antimicrobial susceptibility of Salmonella serotypes isolated from human and animals in Sudan

The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of multidrug resistance among Salmonella enterica serotypes recovered from human and animals in Sudan. A total of 119 Salmonella isolates recovered from stools of humans, cattle, camels and poultry were subjected to in vitro susceptibility against 10 commonly prescribed antibacterial agents. The test was done by the disc diffusion...

Author(s): Imad M.T. Fadlalla, Mohamed E. Hamid, Ahmed G. Abdel Rahim and Mohamed T. Ibrahim

January 2012

An ecological view of the risk factors for tuberculosis in the United States

There is scientific evidence of socio-demographic, behavioral and health risk factors associated with tuberculosis (TB) infection and TB disease. The primary objective of the study was to examine the correlation of TB risk factors at the state level in the United States (US) to obtain insights specific to the state of TB in the US. Secondary data from the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) and US Census...

Author(s): David Young and Sheryl Strasser