Central African Journal of Public Health

Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024

  • Research Article

    Dietary Diversity Among Women of Reproductive Age in the Kolda Region in 2020

    Alioune Badara Tall*, Agnès Kamoye Yade, Ndèye Mariéme Sougou, Anta Agne, Boubacar Guèye, Daouda Faye

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 1-7
    Received: Dec. 21, 2023
    Accepted: Jan. 02, 2024
    Published: Jan. 18, 2024
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    Abstract: Introduction: The lack of diversity in the diets of women of reproductive age (WRA) is a public health problem in Senegal. The good nutritional status of women is one of the factors in the fight against maternal mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate the state of dietary diversity among WRA in the Kolda region. Methods: The study was c... Show More
  • Methodology Article

    Impacts of Stress and Coping Stratégies Among Firefighters in the City of Conakry in 2021

    Habib Toure*, Toure Cheik Amadou, Bah Hassane, Ndiaye Mor

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 8-11
    Received: Oct. 24, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 09, 2023
    Published: Jan. 23, 2024
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    Abstract: Introduction: Firefi ghters are soldiers involved in the front line of the rescue chain in conakry. They may face stressful situations during their mission. The objective of this study was to determine the repercussions of stress on fi refi ghters and the way in which they preserved their psychic balance. Materials and methods: This was a cross-sec... Show More
  • Research Article

    Comparative Analysis of Responses to the Two Pertussis Epidemics that Occurred in the Health Districts of Lelouma, Mali and Lola, Guinea from November 2022 to April 2023

    Jean Konan Kouame, Sadou Sow*, Abdoulaye Sow, Alpha Oumar Diallo, Mamadou Oury Balde, Seydou Dia, Mariama Souare, Mamadou Alpha Diallo, Kadiata Bah, Alain Ntumba Katende, Mouctar Kande, Sekou Solano, Issiaga Konate, Fode Bangaly Diakite, Kassie Fangamou, Pepe Bilivogui, Mamadou Bhoye Diallo, Amadou Lamarana Sow, Aly Antoine Kamano, Mamadou Pathe Bah, Bonata Seck, Monemou Louise, Amadou Bailo Diallo, Jean Marie Kipela

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 12-24
    Received: Jun. 05, 2023
    Accepted: Jun. 25, 2023
    Published: Feb. 05, 2024
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    Abstract: Introduction: Guinea experienced two pertussis epidemics in two health Regions of the country between 2022 and 2023. The first occurred in two health districts in the Labe region and the second in the Lola health district in Nzerekore. The aim of the study was to compare the two responses and determine the epidemiological, clinical, and evolutionar... Show More
  • Research Article

    Obesity in Southern Nigeria: A Prevalence Study Among Adults in Rumuomasi, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

    Chibuike Eze Nwafor*, Julius Edeogu, Rosemary Stanley, Blessing Enyichukwu, Maxwell Ogomegbunam

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 25-29
    Received: Jan. 19, 2024
    Accepted: Jan. 29, 2024
    Published: Feb. 05, 2024
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    Abstract: Background: Obesity is progressively taking on the characteristics of an epidemic, and Nigeria has its own share from this trend. Obesity increases the risk of a number of illnesses, including type 2 diabetes mellitus, stroke, coronary heart disease, and other atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases. This study is aimed at determining and discussin... Show More
  • Research Article

    Assessment of Health Seeking Behaviour of the Elderly in a Rural Community of Sokoto State, Nigeria

    Oche Mansur Oche*, Ahunna Zainab Ezenwoko, Abdulaziz Mohammad Danmadami, Nafisa Shuaibu Ahmadu, Abdulwahab Salihu, Usman Muhammad

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 30-41
    Received: Oct. 12, 2023
    Accepted: Oct. 30, 2023
    Published: Feb. 20, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20241001.15
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    Abstract: Introduction: The ageing populations of Nigeria has increased from 4.61% in 2020 to 4.78 % in 2022 and are vulnerable to long term diseases of insidious onset such as cardiovascular illness, Cerebrovascular accident (CVA), cancers, diabetes, and musculoskeletal disease. This study was carried out to assess the health problems of the elderly ad thei... Show More
  • Research Article

    Clients’ Satisfaction with Antenatal Care Services at Pumwani Maternity Hospital and NCCK Huruma Community Clinic

    Antony Murithi Gitonga, Makobu Kimani*

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 42-49
    Received: Jan. 05, 2024
    Accepted: Jan. 26, 2024
    Published: Feb. 20, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20241001.16
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    Abstract: Despite the MOH policies on the right to safe motherhood, right to access information and quality services by women throughout pregnancy, childbirth and post-natal period, accessibility and satisfaction with ANC services by pregnant mothers remain a challenge. Client satisfaction with antenatal care services affects accessibility to these services ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Factors Associated with the Completion of Antenatal Care in Podor Health District in 2020 (Senegal)

    Ibrahima Ndiaye*, Oumar Bassoum, Maty Diagne-Camara, Amadou Ibra Diallo, Adama Faye, Ibrahima Seck

    Issue: Volume 10, Issue 1, February 2024
    Pages: 50-58
    Received: Jan. 17, 2024
    Accepted: Feb. 14, 2024
    Published: Feb. 27, 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.cajph.20241001.17
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    Abstract: Introduction: The Ministry of Health and Social Action recommends at least four antenatal care (ANC). This indicator is not sufficiently documented in Podor health district. This study aimed to identify factors associated with the completion of ANC in this district. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted from 19 to 22 June 2020 in Podor hea... Show More