European Journal of Preventive Medicine

Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015

  • Use of Telephone Calls in Reduction of Dropout Rate of Routine Immunization in a Tertiary Health Facility in South Eastern Nigeria

    Nwokeukwu Huldah Ijeoma, Emma-Ukaegbu Uloaku, Ajuogu Eno, Osunkwo Damaris, Asinobi Adanze

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 39-43
    Received: 1 February 2015
    Accepted: 19 February 2015
    Published: 13 March 2015
    Abstract: Background: In Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Umuahia, DPT dropout rate has been high above 10% (2009 18% and 2010 16% source immunization unit Federal Medical centre, Umuahia) which indicates poor utilization of the Health Facility. It was therefore necessary to use recall telephone system to see if it could be reduced. Objectives: To determine the ... Show More
  • Pattern and Practice of Complimentary and Alternative Medication amongst Patients in a Tertiary Hospital in Nigeria

    Adinma E. D., Azuike E. C., Okafor-Udah C. O., Azuike E. D., Ohameme M. C., Aniemena C. R., Enwonwu K. G., Obi K. M., Onebunne E. M., Obi D. C.

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 44-48
    Received: 31 January 2015
    Accepted: 17 March 2015
    Published: 7 April 2015
    Abstract: Background: Attention and interest in the use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) has been reawakened globally. Evidence from studies carried out in different parts of the world has established that CAM use is very common and varies among populations. It has been observed that many adults use different health products or measures under ... Show More
  • Knowledge, Attitude and Uptake of Premarital Screening for the Sickle Trait Among Married Couples in a Semi-Urban Community in South-South Nigeria

    Precious Kalamba Gbeneol, Seiyefa Funakpa Brisibe, Best Ordinioha

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 49-54
    Received: 31 March 2015
    Accepted: 3 April 2015
    Published: 14 April 2015
    Abstract: More than 24% of Nigerians are carriers of the sickle cell gene, while about 2% of all the newborns in Nigeria are born with the sickle cell disease. The disease is a lifelong cause of severe morbidity that often require prolonged hospital admission; even as the patients have 92% excess mortality. The prevention of the disease is therefore very imp... Show More
  • Young Women Sexual Behaviour and Self-Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Northern Ethiopia: A Cross Sectional Study

    Girmatsion Fisseha, Endeshaw Admassu

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 55-62
    Received: 3 April 2015
    Accepted: 17 April 2015
    Published: 27 April 2015
    Abstract: Background: Globally, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) remain a significant public health problem especially among young women. In Ethiopia, the prevalence of STDs among femal youths aged 15-24 years old continues to be a problem of young population. However, the factors associated with this problem is poorly studied. Thus, the purpose of this ... Show More
  • Bangladesh Health System and the Millennium Development Goals: Strategic Policy Options for Sustained Progress in Maternal and Child Health

    Anwar Islam, Tuhin Biswas

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 63-70
    Received: 23 March 2015
    Accepted: 10 April 2015
    Published: 21 April 2015
    Abstract: The timeline set by the United Nations in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) pronounced in the year 2000 is coming to end in 2015. While the United Nations has already came up with a new set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to follow the MDGs, efforts are underway to assess the success and failures of countries in achieving... Show More
  • Neonatal Tetanus and Gender Disparity

    Jalal-Eddeen Abubakar Saleh, John Nemecek, Chester Jones

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 71-74
    Received: 23 April 2015
    Accepted: 5 May 2015
    Published: 13 May 2015
    Abstract: Background: Neonatal tetanus (NNT) is a deadly vaccine preventable disease and one of the most underreported diseases in the developing countries seen in the newborn within the first 28 days of life. NNT remains one of the leading causes of deaths among neonates in the developing countries with about 130,000 neonatal deaths recorded in 2004. Despit... Show More
  • The Dietary Pattern of Pregnant Women Attending Ante Natal Clinic in a Tertiary Health Facility Centre in Nigeria

    Ibiyemi Olasunbo Olayiwola, Samson Ayo Deji, Daniel O. Adesope, Olawale O. Ajayi, Adebayo F. Adisa, Adeola S. Akinola, Folarin P. Akinlo

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 75-79
    Received: 30 April 2015
    Accepted: 9 May 2015
    Published: 28 May 2015
    Abstract: Nutritional status of pregnant women is very crucial to the wellbeing of the unborn child. Good dietary pattern among pregnant women reduces the rate of maternal and infant mortality which is still a big problem in developing countries. The study assessed food and dietary pattern, energy intake and awareness of the importance of taking adequate mic... Show More
  • Comparison of Impact of Single Dose and Multiple Dose Measles Vaccination Strategies on Measles Transmission Patterns

    Tawanda Marufu, Seter Siziya, Willard Tinago

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2015
    Pages: 80-84
    Received: 18 May 2015
    Accepted: 25 May 2015
    Published: 8 June 2015
    Abstract: Background: Multiple dose measles vaccination intervention was applied in Gweru City, Zimbabwe, in 1990-96, following a single dose applied at 9 months of age during 1983-89. In the same periods in Bulawayo, only a single dose of measles vaccine was applied to children at 9 months of age. This study investigated the impact on measles transmission p... Show More