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: 655

Table of Content: July 2013; 5(7)

July 2013

Community knowledge perceptions and practices regarding malaria prevention and physical environment aspect: A prelude to indoor residual spraying (IRS) implementation in Atacora region, Benin

The implementation of a vector control strategy needs to be adapted to both socioculturaland environmental contexts. The determination of National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to fight effectively against malaria resulted in their decision to implement indoor residual spraying (IRS) in the department of Atacora in the Northwest of...

Author(s): Rock Aïkpon, Razaki Ossè, Arthur Sovi, Renaud Govoetchan, Frédéric Oké-Agbo and Martin C. Akogbéto,

July 2013

Microbiology of otitis media among children attending a tertiary hospital in Benin City, Nigeria

Otitis media has a worldwide prevalence. Though it is more common in children, the aetiologies and antibiogram varies with age, time and geographical location. A total of 220 children less than 18 years with signs and symptoms of otitis media were recruited for this study. Middle ear discharge were collected, processed and microbial isolates identified using standard microbiological techniques. Disc susceptibility tests...

Author(s): Philomena Ikharuonaemi Ogbogu, Nosakhare Odeh Eghafona and Michael Izuwanneka Ogbogu

July 2013

Population screening for chronic kidney disease and its associated risk factors: a survey in Hail region, KSA

Early identification of chronic kidney disease (CKD) provides valuable opportunities for effective interventions that reduce the risk of outcomes particularly renal failure and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this study was to screen the local population for CKD to identify potential risk factors for its development. Screening for CKD was performed involving 299 individuals aged over 15 year-old subjects in a cross...

Author(s): Ibrahim Abdelmajeed Ginawi, Abdelbaset AM Elasbali, Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed, Ibraheem M. Ashankyty, Tahani Altamimi, Sharafeldien Alhasan and Awdah M. Al-hazimi

July 2013

The promise of the services sector sustainability: A United Arab Emirates (UAE) perspective

Emirates value their health care system above any other social program. The system of health care in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) faces significant financial and population pressures, relating to comprehensiveness, universality, accessibility and portability, healthcare quality, healthcare cost, and communication technologies (ICTs). All of these challenges are significant catalysts in the development of technologies...

Author(s): khalid Alrawi, Maher Ibrahim, Yacoub Hamdan and Waleed Alrawi

July 2013

Suicidal ideation in callers to a crisis hotline in Mumbai, India

Suicide is a worldwide public health problem. The stigma associated with suicide often deters people from seeking help. Although, helplines are not rated as very effective therapeutically, they offer an opportunity for intervention for people in crisis. The present study examined the characteristics of people attending an outpatient service after establishing an initial contact during an emotional crisis with a helpline...

Author(s): Amresh K. Shrivastava, Megan Johnston, Larry Stitt, Meghana Thakar, Sunita Iyer, Nilesh Shah and David Lester

July 2013

Yellow fever outbreak in central part of Senegal 2002: Epidemiological findings

In 2002, a yellow fever (YF) outbreak occurred in the regions of Diourbel and Fatick, centre of Senegal. The index case was a young woman without any history of vaccination. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) specific of YF was detected in her blood by the Centre de Référence OMS sur la Recherche des Arbovirus et des Fièvres Hémorragiques (CRORA) in the Institut Pasteur of Dakar. According to specific...

Author(s): M. Diallo#, A. Tall#, I. Dia, Y. Ba, F. D. Sarr, A. B. Ly, J. Faye, A. Badiane, G. Diakhaby, P. C. Faye, R. Michel, B. Diatta, P. Nabeth, L. Marrama and A. A. Sall