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: 653

Table of Content: July 2011; 3(7)

July 2011

Disease dynamics, distribution and surveillance of malaria in arid ecology of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India during 2002 to 2006

Malaria is under regular and ongoing surveillance, to detect changes in its trends or distribution in order to initiate investigative or control measures in the country. Owing to limited availability of resources and rational use under the program, prevention and control activities against malaria varies in areas with different intensity of malaria transmission. Transmission dynamics, surveillance, mapping of disease...

Author(s): P. K. Anand, L. Swarn, S. P. Yadav and H. Singh

July 2011

Prevalence, distribution and behavioural determinants of coital activity among High School students in Namibia: A cross-sectional study

Although HIV transmission among Namibian in-school adolescents is mainly heterosexual, previous data on sexual activity are not disaggregated, making it difficult to target interventions. This study conducted a disaggregated analysis of coital activity and explored various factors associated with coital activity among Namibian High School students. A cross-sectional survey was carried out in 18 schools located in six...

Author(s): Kazhila C. Chinsembu, Choshi D. Kasanda and Cornelia N. Shimwooshili-Shaimemanya

July 2011

Anaemia, malaria burden and its control methods among pregnant women in a semi-urban community of northern Nigeria

The study was carried out to ascertain the incidence of malaria parasitaemia and associated anaemia among pregnant women in a semi-urban community nine years after commencement of roll back malaria (RBM) initiative. The study was hospital-based among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at a central hospital. Structured questionnaires were administered containing relevant information on age, educational level,...

Author(s): Jombo G. T. A., Mbaawuaga E. M., Ayegba A. S. and Araoye M. A.

July 2011

A study of travel medicine among National and International travellers in Egypt

Travel medicine has emerged as a new field of medicine that involves pre-travel evaluation, contingency planning during travel, and post-travel care. Its implementation showed major discrepancies among different countries. This study aims to assess the health information given to travelers and detect their sources of information. This is a cross sectional analytical observational study of 397 travelers...

Author(s): Naglaa A. El Sherbiny and Ghada M. Wafik

July 2011

Retrospective study of bovine and human tuberculosis in abattoirs and hospitals in Enugu State, Southeast Nigeria

A study to generate epidemiological data on tuberculosis in cattle and humans in Enugu State, through a retrospective survey of abattoir and hospital records for a five-year period (2004 to 2008) was undertaken. A total of 748 and 2452 cases of tuberculosis were recorded in cattle and humans respectively. Statistical analysis showed that a variation in seasonal prevalence in both studied population, but the variation...

Author(s): Nwanta J. A., Umeononigwe C. N., Abonyi G. E. and Onunkwo J. I.

July 2011

Analysis of factors related to complaints in medical schemes

Medical schemes are insurance institutions that cover medical expenses in South Africa. These institutions reimburse their members for actual expenditure on health. The Medical Schemes Act (Act 131 of 1998) defines the business of a medical scheme as the business of undertaking liability in return for a contribution in order to make provision for obtaining any relevant health service. The Council for Medical Schemes...

Author(s): Michael Mncedisi Willie