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: 607

Table of Content: July 2012; 4(7)

July 2012

Impact of entomological interventions on malaria vector bionomics in low transmission settings in Zambia

Entomological interventions for malaria control are being scaled up in the context of the integrated vector management strategy in Zambia. This paper reports the continuous entomological monitoring of the operational impact of indoor residual insecticide spraying (IRS) and distribution of about 6 million insecticide-impregnated bed-nets (ITN) over two peak malaria transmission seasons. Mosquitoes were captured daily...

Author(s): Emmanuel Chanda, Faustina N. Phiri, Javan Chanda, Varsha Ramdeen, Mulakwa Kamuliwo and Kumar S. Baboo

July 2012

Progress towards eradication of poliomyelitis in Ghana: A review of the Eastern Region of Ghana from 1997 to 2010

Poliomyelitis is a highly-infectious viral disease affecting children under 15 years. One in 200 infections leads to irreversible paralysis and in 5 to 10% of such case, patients die from paralyzed breathing muscles. Ghana is at the verge of polio certification and the only reported case of wild polio virus in the Eastern Region was in 2003. We reviewed AFP data in the Eastern-Region to assess the progress towards...

Author(s): Joseph Opare, Chima Ohuabunwo, Edwin Afari, Fred Wurapa, Samuel Sackey, George Bonsu, Erasmus Agongo, Justice Yevugah, John Odoom and Alex Anderson