Science Journal of Public Health

Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017

  • Financial Access to Dental Care Through Health Insurance in Senegal

    Diop Mbathio, Kanouté Aida, Diouf Massamba, Ndiaye Amadou Diaw, Lo Cheikh Mouhamadou Mbacké, Faye Daouda, Cissé Daouda

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 359-364
    Received: Jun. 14, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 28, 2017
    Published: Jul. 31, 2017
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    Abstract: Costs of oral disease care are among the most expensive health care cost. In Senegal, more than 20% of most health insurance companies’ healthcare expenditure goes to dental care. A survey, which focused on the financial access to dental care through health insurance in Senegal, was carried out nationwide. The results show that 48.7% of surveyed he... Show More
  • Assessment of the Rate of Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Kubwa F.C.T. Abuja, Nigeria

    Raimi Morufu Olalekan, Ochayi Ekoja Owobi

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 365-376
    Received: Apr. 12, 2017
    Accepted: May 06, 2017
    Published: Aug. 03, 2017
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    Abstract: The purpose of this study was an assessment of the rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Kubwa F.C.T Abuja. A total of two hundred and eight-six patient aged between 9-50 years were examined in the study, out of whom two hundred and six case note could be traced for review, attending the Kubwa General Hospital, Medilan Medical Laboratory Kubwa, ... Show More
  • Seroprevalence of HIV Infection and Associated Factors Among Newly Incarcerated Prisoners in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

    Aké-Tano Sassor Odile Purifine, Konan Yao Eugène, Kpebo Djoukou Olga Denise, Tetchi Ekissi Orsot, Douba Alfred, Sablé Stéphane Parfait, Ekou Franck Kokora, Kouassi Ange Boris, Dagnan N’Cho Simplice

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 377-382
    Received: Jun. 28, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 13, 2017
    Published: Aug. 07, 2017
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    Abstract: Poor socio-economic condition of prisoners and practices at risk of getting transmissible diseases in most prisons contribute to the spread of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. The objectives of this study were to determine HIV seroprevalence among newly incarcerated persons, to describe their risk behaviors, and to identify factors ass... Show More
  • Telemedicine Diffusion in a Developing Country: A Case of Ghana

    Femi Ekanoye, Foluso Ayeni, Temitope Olokunde, Carole Mireille Mende, Vekima Nina, Victor Mbarika

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 383-387
    Received: Oct. 20, 2016
    Accepted: Nov. 19, 2016
    Published: Aug. 08, 2017
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    Abstract: Telemedicine allows healthcare professionals to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients. International telemedicine is detrimental and necessary in order to exchange information through electronic communications to improve and assist in patient healthcare. In this study we examine and assess the telemedicine practice in the developing country of Gha... Show More
  • Antioxidant Vitamins A and E in Relation to BMI in Steady State Sickle Cell Anaemia and Normal Controls in North Eastern Nigeria

    Tukur Maisaratu Aminu, Salami Hamza Adegoke, Ibrahim Bilal Muhammad, Abubakar Abdulwasi’u, Shehu Binta Baba, Ambe Jose Pwavimbo

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 388-391
    Received: Apr. 28, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 17, 2017
    Published: Aug. 14, 2017
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    Abstract: Sickle cell anaemia is one of the commonest causes of anaemia in sub-Saharan Africa. It causes significant morbidity and mortality, commoner in black Africa, but due to increase medical care, the life expectancy is on increase. Several studies have been carried out on sickle cell anaemia (SCA) nationally and internationally. This present study dete... Show More
  • Factors Associated with Lymphoedema Management Success Among Podoconiosis Patients in Wolaita Zone, Southern Ethiopia

    Bereket Alemayehu, Mihiretu Alemayehu

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 392-400
    Received: Jun. 05, 2017
    Accepted: Jun. 21, 2017
    Published: Aug. 30, 2017
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    Abstract: Podoconiosis is non-filarial elephantiasis of lower legs which predominantly affects barefooted people. In later clinical stages, the disease manifests lymphoedema of the lower legs with mossy and nodular changes to the skin. The disease progressively disables patients when they are continuously exposed to irritant soils. The present study aimed to... Show More
  • The Research and Implementation on Pick-up Health Information and Self Health Management for Community Residents

    Suxiang Weng, Yixin Li, Dequan Qi, Chong Chen, Runmin Dang, Hui Gao, Changhao Zhen, Shengji Fang

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 5, September 2017
    Pages: 401-407
    Received: Jun. 03, 2017
    Accepted: Jul. 11, 2017
    Published: Aug. 30, 2017
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    Abstract: In this paper the requirement of personal information protection among the youth and middle-age people was studied through the investigation of self-health management desirability, a set of solution of self-health management by protecting personal information was brought out at the same time. By using 2000 questionnaires to investigate methods of t... Show More