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: May 2013; 5(5)

May 2013

Trafficking and consumption of hard drugs in Côte d’Ivoire from 1999 to 2007

Côte d'Ivoire, like other West African countries, is faced with the problem of drug trafficking and drug abuse in the last decade. During the period from 1991 to 1999, about 7,500 drug cases were handled by the Ivorian judiciary, with an average of 830 cases per year. This figure  increases the magnitude of the problem in Côte d’Ivoire, considering the negative effect of drug addiction ...

Author(s): Dano Djédjé  Sébastien, Manda Pierre, Ezoulin Miezan Jean Marc, Wandji Boris, Diakité Aissata and Sangaré-Tigori Béatrice

May 2013

River Opa - A potential agent for the dissemination of multiple-antibiotic resistant bacteria

In the process of determining the bacteriological quality of water from the Opa River, samples were taken from the river at five different points on five separate occasions. These samples were analysed by the most probable number method and by filtration, and the bacterial isolates obtained were identified by standard methods. The isolates obtained were tested for their resistance to thirteen antibiotics using the disc...

Author(s): Abdul-Rasheed Abdu, Oluwatoyin A. Igbeneghu and Adebayo Lamikanra

May 2013

Kurdish women’s stories of abortion in Sanandaj, Iran

Abortion is illegal in Iran, yet women go through the risks for various reasons. The purpose of this study was to explore the reasons why Kurdish women wanted to terminate their pregnancies, the methods used to induce the abortions, and their experience after abortion. The methodology for this study used a descriptive qualitative design. Five women with history of at least one induced abortion were interviewed in-depth...

Author(s): Fariba Ebtekar, Haliza Mohd Riji and Zhila Abed Saeedi

May 2013

Evaluating primary healthcare service revitalization interventions though a knowledge, practice and coverage survey in earthquake-affected areas in Pakistan

The study evaluated a primary healthcare service revitalization project in the 2005 earthquake affected areas in northern Pakistan by comparing the 2010 endline survey results with the 2007 baseline. A two-stage stratified sampling was used to sample 3,000 households in Bagh district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The data indicates significant improvements in majority of the indicators including use of tetanus toxoid...

Author(s): Rashid Uz Zaman, Tehzeeb Zulfiqar, Rashid Nazir, Sheldon Allen, Iftikhar Cheema, Shafique Arif, Chantelle Allen, Bruce Rasmussen and Simon Hunt

May 2013

Intraorganizational human resource auditing of Ashas in Harahua block of Varanasi

Intra-organizational auditing of human resource (AHR) evaluates personnel skill inventory in the organization towards identifying workers’ potential and capabilities for desired output. Thus, it is mandatory that such evaluation of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) by respective Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) could explore output components. The objectives of this study were to (1) obtain quantitative...

Author(s): Mohapatra A. and Mohapatra S. C.