World Journal of Public Health

Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023

  • Knowledge and Use of Emergency Contractive Pills Among University Students (Abidjan-Cote d’ivoire)

    Diallo Sadio, Ouattara Adama, Okon Gerard, Kume Stephane, Yao Ignace, Tijani Fahimat, Kehi Siaka, Dia Jean Marc, Guie Privat

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 257-260
    Received: Sep. 04, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 25, 2023
    Published: Oct. 08, 2023
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    Abstract: Objective: To determine female university students’ knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding emergency contraception. Methods: We conducted a descriptive cross-sectional survey of 407 female university students selected through convenience sampling over a period from July 14 to September 30, 2022. Results: 68.8% of the students knew about emer... Show More
  • An Analysis of the Prevalence and Risk Factors of Hypertension in Ghana: A Systematic Review

    Jesse Kwaku Doe, Mercy Asaa Asiedu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 261-265
    Received: Aug. 20, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 13, 2023
    Published: Oct. 08, 2023
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    Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the prevalence and risk factors of hypertension in Ghana. Available records suggest a growing rise in hypertension prevalence in Ghana, accounting for close to 5% of the total admissions and about 15% of the total deaths in Ghana, The most common contributors to this increased prevalence include changing life... Show More
  • Profile of Households in the Bouake Northeast District Using Long-Lasting Impregnated Mosquito Nets (Llins) in 2019

    Kouassi Damus Paquin, Soumahoro Sory Ibrahim, Zika Kalou Dibert, Coulibaly M’Begnan, Yeo Salifou, Kouame Arsene Deby, Sokodogo Awa Madaho, Oulai Anthony Sylvestre, Moumouni Amadou, Yao Gnissan Henri Auguste, Ebouat Marc-Eric, Adoubryn Koffi Daho, Tiembre Issaka I

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 266-271
    Received: Aug. 30, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 25, 2023
    Published: Oct. 08, 2023
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    Abstract: Background: Malaria remains a continuing health problem in sub-Saharan Africa and its complications are more serious among children less than 5 years and pregnant women. In Côte d’Ivoire, its incidence was rising in the general population from 155‰ in 2016 to 229‰ in 2019. Universal coverage of LLIN in endemic countries still remain essential to co... Show More
  • Research Article

    Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response to Natural Disaster in Sierra Leone: The Milestone in a Decade

    Ishata Nannie Conteh, Francis Chisaka Kasolo, Paul Olaiya Abiodun, Ebenezer Obi Daniel, Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Rashidatu Fouard Kamara, Aziza Amina Sahid, Olaniyi Felix Sanni, Aminata Tigiedankay Koroma, Josephine Amine Koroma, Lynda Foray-Rhall, Mukeh Kenneth Fahnbulleh, Charles Keimbe, Joseph Sam Kanu, Mohamed Vandy, Daniel Ganu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 272-279
    Received: Oct. 09, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 25, 2023
    Published: Nov. 09, 2023
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    Abstract: Introduction: The African continent has always been faced with myriads of public health emergencies associated with natural disasters. The level of preparedness for and response to each of the natural disasters, which are most often unanticipated, have been reported to be of varying degrees across the African member states. There is a dearth of kno... Show More
  • Research Article

    COVID-19 Perception Regarding Preventive Behaviour Among Undergraduate Students at Chreso University in Lusaka, Zambia

    Queen Mulenga, Ebenezer Obi Daniel, Adam Dawria Ibrahim, Tinkler Saul Simbeye*, Arthur Chisanga, Evason Mandona, Ivy Mulenga, Royda Matipa, Emmanuel Chirwa, Kanjiye Sakutaha, Wezi Kachinda, Michele Mwika Kabeya, Basil Ngambi, Sabe Mwape, Monica Katunga, Milimo Miyoba Mweemba

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 280-290
    Received: Aug. 03, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 02, 2023
    Published: Nov. 11, 2023
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    Abstract: This study sought to explore risk perception, health seeking behaviours and adherence to preventive behaviours towards COVID-19 infection among undergraduate students at CHRESO University in Lusaka, Zambia. A total of 181 students aged between 18 and 45 years from all faculties at Chreso University whose COVID-19 status was not known were selected ... Show More
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    Infectious Disease Outbreaks in Sierra Leone: Exploration of the Emergency Preparedness and Response in a Decade

    Ishata Nannie Conteh*, Francis Chisaka Kasolo, Paul Olaiya Abiodun, Ebenezer Obi Daniel, Alhassan Fouard Kanu, Rashidatu Fouard Kamara, Aziza Amina Sahid, Olaniyi Felix Sanni, Aminata Tigiedankay Koroma, Josephine Amie Koroma, Lynda Foray-Rhall, Mukeh Kenneth Fahnbulleh, Charles Keimbe, Joseph Sam Kanu, Mohamed Vandy, Daniel Ganu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 291-299
    Received: Oct. 11, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 28, 2023
    Published: Nov. 17, 2023
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    Abstract: Introduction: The African region is constantly contending with more than one hundred public health emergencies annually with infectious disease outbreaks being considerably rampant. The outbreaks of infectious diseases in Sierra Leone in the last decade with the associated impacts on the health system were very palpable. There is scarce knowledge a... Show More
  • Research Article

    Reflections on the Construction of China's Public Health Emergency System in the Post-Pandemic Era

    Wang Shifan*, Zhang Shiya

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 300-304
    Received: Nov. 01, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 20, 2023
    Published: Nov. 21, 2023
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    Abstract: Public health emergency refers to major infectious disease outbreaks, mass unexplained diseases, major food and occupational poisoning and other events affecting public health that occur suddenly and cause or may cause serious damage to the public health. This kind of event has the characteristics of suddenness, public attribute and serious harm, w... Show More
  • Research Article

    Adoption of Sanitation Technologies in Tana Delta Sub-County, Kenya: The Environmental Factors’ Influence

    John Dhadho, Isaac Okeyo

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 305-309
    Received: Nov. 12, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 01, 2023
    Published: Dec. 11, 2023
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    Abstract: Poor use of sanitation technologies is a widespread health and environmental hazard in many developing countries. Globally, 2.5 billion people do not use sanitation technologies while in Sub-Saharan Africa, about 34% of the population lack sanitation technologies. In Kenya, over five million people are forced to resort to open defecation due to lac... Show More
  • Research Article

    Prevalence and Determinants of COVID-19 Reinfection: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Residents in a County in the United States

    Emmanuel Opada*, David Gonzales, Delilah Perez, Shannon Giestman, Nsikan Affiah

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 310-314
    Received: Nov. 10, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 30, 2023
    Published: Dec. 18, 2023
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    Abstract: As the spread of COVID-19 infection seems to be unending, several investigations have examined the occurrence of COVID-19 reinfection particularly among healthcare professionals potentially due to the inherent exposure risks in their line of work. Furthermore, considering the increase in the emergence of different variants, it is also quite reveali... Show More
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    Sustainable Health for Environment Development (SHED-Africa) and Accessibility to Health Care in Nigeria

    Bassey Ekpenyong Anam*, Paulina Oludoyin Adeniyi, Nkemdilim Elsie Alozie, Virginia Emmanuel Ironbar, Esther Esien-Cobham Uzoh, Offiong Duke Otu

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 4, December 2023
    Pages: 315-321
    Received: Nov. 24, 2023
    Accepted: Dec. 11, 2023
    Published: Dec. 26, 2023
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20230804.20
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    Abstract: Access to quality health care is important in determining the well-being of the people. It is imperative for the government, nongovernment organizations, international donor agencies, and concerned individuals to provide quality health care to the most vulnerable and deprived rural population in Nigeria. One such effort is through the activities of... Show More