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: November 2014; 6(11)

November 2014

Social determinants of health and inequity among people with disabilities: A Brazilian experience

This paper presents a discussion concerning the results of research conducted between 2011 and 2012 in the city of Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil, in which the general objectives were to understand the socio-familial inclusion of people with disabilities and their daily living needs. The methodological approach was qualitative and the data collection techniques were open life history interviews. The research subjects...

Author(s): Regina C. Fiorati  and Valeria M. C. Elui

November 2014

Heath Care in the rural areas in Chad: Accessibility and catch of load (case study of the sub-prefecture of Donon Manga in East Tandjilé)

  The Health sector occupies the 2nd of those which have profited from the financings of the oil incomes after education and agriculture for one decade. But in spite of this attention particularly given to the sector, the future remains dark. The average distance between the medical households and structures is 14 km at the national level against 26 km in the rural mediums which concentrate 80% of the...

Author(s): Ndoutorlengar Médard, Djimouko Sabine and Mbairo Pascal

November 2014

Denoising a model employing automated bandwidth selection procedures and pre-whitened Euclidean-based quadratic surrogates in PROC ARIMA for optimizing asymptotic expansions and simulations of onchocerciasis endemic transmission zones in Burkina Faso

  In this research we constructed multiple predictive ArcGIS Euclidean distance–based autoregressive infectious disease transmission oriented models for predicting geographic locations of endemic onchocerciasis (“river blindness”) transmission risk zones in Burkina Faso. We employed multiple spatiotemporal-sampled empirical ecological data sets of georeferenced covariates of riverine larval...

Author(s): Benjamin G. Jacob, Robert J. Novak, Laurent Toe, Moussas S. Sanfo, Rose Tingueria, Alain Pare, Mounkaila Noma, Daniel Griffith and Thomas R. Unnasch

November 2014

Epidemiology of malaria among children aged 1 to 15 years in Southeast Nigeria

An epidemiological survey was conducted on prevalence of malaria among children aged 1-15yrs in south east Nigeria. A total of 498 children were surveyed for malaria and other morbidity indicators. Out of these, 369 which include 195 (52.8%) males and 174 (47.2%) females were from experimental household and 129, including 66 (51.2%) males and 63 (48.8%) females from control household. Before the deployment of...

Author(s): Oko N. F., Odikamnoro O. O., Uhuo C. A. , Okereke C. N., Azi S. O. and Ogiji E. D.

November 2014

Prevalence of malnutrition among preschool children (6-59 months) in Western Province, Kenya

  Malnutrition being one of the major public health problems in developing countries, it is still unacceptably high and progress to reduce it in most regions of the world is low. In Eastern Africa region, stunting and being underweight is estimated at 48 and 36% and are expected to increase over the next decade. There is limited information available on the prevalence of malnutrition in this area. This study...

Author(s): Isaac Kisiangani, Charles Mbakaya, Anzelimo Makokha and Dennis Magu

November 2014

Evaluation of measles surveillance systems in Afghanistan-2010

  Measles is a leading cause of death among children under five years world-wide. In Afghanistan, measles claimed 35,000 lives in 2001. Despite reported measles vaccination coverage of 75%, the number of outbreaks was increasing in 2008. The systems involved in measles surveillance in Afghanistan include: Health Management Information System (HMIS), Disease Early Warning System (DEWS), and the Expanded Program...

Author(s): Jawad Mofleh and Jamil Ansari