World Journal of Public Health

Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024

  • Research Article

    Assessing the Influence of Behavioural Factors of Community Health Promoters on Use of Community Based Health Information Systems in Selected Counties, Kenya

    Susan Njoki Mambo*, George Odhiambo-Otieno, George Ochieng’-Otieno, Wanja Mwaura-Tenambergen

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 95-110
    Received: 17 January 2024
    Accepted: 1 February 2024
    Published: 28 April 2024
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    Abstract: Globally, health management information systems (HMIS) in strengthening health systems have gained recognition due to potential of technology to improve access to quality care in underserved communities. In Kenya, the functionality of Community based- Health Management Information System (CBHMIS) currently stands at 55% down from 64% in year 2015. ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Implementation of Emergency Preparedness and Response-Rapid Team Program in Niger

    Kadri Sani*, Mahamadou Yacouba Moustapha, Garba Salifou Mohamed, Bagouari Adamou, Ide Amadou Habibatou, Issiaka Gandou Aboubacar, Mohamed Abdel Karim, Elhadji Ibrahim Tassiou, Hanki Yayé, Kourouma Mamadou, Ibrahim Salifou Alkassoum

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 111-118
    Received: 17 March 2024
    Accepted: 15 April 2024
    Published: 28 April 2024
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    Abstract: Introduction: The WHO’s prompt declaration of a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) shepherded an effective coordinated response to contain the epidemic. Objective: The aim of this study is to describe the experiences, challenges, and lessons learned during the Implementation of Emergency Preparedness and Response-Rapid Respons... Show More
  • Research Article

    Analysis of Related Risk Factors for Artificial Airway Management in Postoperative Patients with No Throat in Laryngeal Cancer

    Qing Shasha*, Xiao Hongying, Chen Xiaofang

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 119-124
    Received: 30 March 2024
    Accepted: 19 April 2024
    Published: 28 April 2024
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    Abstract: Objective: To analyze the relevant factors affecting artificial airway management in postoperative non laryngeal patients with laryngeal cancer. Method: A total of 150 patients who underwent total laryngectomy in a tertiary hospital between January 2020 and January 2023 were selected as the study subjects. Their clinical data were retrospectively a... Show More
  • Research Article

    Assessment of Stigma, Violence and Coping Mechanisms Among HIV Infected People Who Inject Drugs in Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria

    Godwin Emmanuel, Olaniyi Felix Sanni*, Paul Umoh, Roger Abang, Paul Amechi, Abiye Kalaiwo, Ochonye Bartholomew Boniface, Olugbemi Motilewa

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 125-143
    Received: 11 March 2024
    Accepted: 23 March 2024
    Published: 10 May 2024
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    Abstract: People who inject drugs (PWIDs) living with HIV face high levels of stigma, violence, and rape due to their risky lifestyles, potentially facilitating the spread of HIV. This study assessed the level and type of stigma and violence among PWIDs attending Heartland Alliance in Akwa Ibom State and their coping mechanisms. This descriptive cross-sectio... Show More
  • Research Article

    Public Opinion and Attitudes Toward COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates Among Key Populations in Nigeria

    Abiodun Folake Abiola, Abiodun Olaiya Paul, Sanni Olaniyi Felix*, Batholomew Ochonye, Emmanuel Godwin, Abiodun Lawrence Ajayi, John Paul Mbah, Roger Abang, Abiye Kalaiwo, Paul Umoh

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 144-155
    Received: 10 April 2024
    Accepted: 27 April 2024
    Published: 10 May 2024
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    Abstract: Nigeria exhibits a heterogeneous culture and factors that can significantly impact the formation of public opinions toward implementing vaccination requirements, especially among the marginalized population. Examining the prevailing public sentiment and attitudes of the key population is crucial. The study employed a cross-sectional approach. Data ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Evolution of Exclusive Breastfeeding Practices According to Continuous Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS-C) from 2010-2011 to 2019 and Associated Factors in Senegal

    Maty Diagne Camara*, Ibrahima Ndiaye, Boubacar Gueye, Aboubacry Dramé, Oumar Bassoum, Anna Toure, Aita Sarr-Cisse, Aminata Ndiaye Coly, Maguette Fall Beye, Nafissatou Ba Lo

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 156-176
    Received: 20 March 2024
    Accepted: 9 April 2024
    Published: 10 May 2024
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    Abstract: Introduction: The first two years of a child's life are particularly important. Inadequate breastfeeding practices during this period considerably compromise the health, development and survival of infants, children and mothers. Several studies have assessed the impact of breastfeeding on infant mortality. The objectives of our study were to invest... Show More
  • Research Article

    Ascending Aortic Stiffness Analysis Using Tissue Doppler Imaging for the Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Stenosis in Suspected Stable Angina: A Retrospective Study

    Ling Wang, XiangYu Chen*, Feng Yang

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 177-185
    Received: 31 March 2024
    Accepted: 27 April 2024
    Published: 17 May 2024
    DOI: 10.11648/j.wjph.20240902.17
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    Abstract: Background: Coronary artery disease (CAD) and arterial stiffening may coexist. Stable angina pectoris (SAP) is one of the common types of CAD. However, the association between SAP and aortic stiffness metrics remains poorly understood. Tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) measurement of ascending aorta motion velocity may be used to employed to assess the ... Show More
  • Research Article

    Atomic Absorption Spectroscopic Analysis of Heavy Metals in Cancerous Breast Tissues Among Women in Jos, Nigeria

    Opeyemi Peter Idowu*, Oketayo Oyebamiji Oyedele, Oluwatimilehin Joshua Oluwadare, Wilfred Nwabueze Igboama, Olaniyan Suaib Dolapo, Lawan Ezekiel, Catherine Ignatius, Mashor Mbwas Isaac, Audu Ruth Danbaki, Adefemi Frank Olasele, Hamzat Toheeb Tunde, Bamidele Lateef, Akinnubi Rufus Temidayo

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 186-193
    Received: 4 March 2024
    Accepted: 19 March 2024
    Published: 24 May 2024
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    Abstract: Breast cancer is prevalent in northern Nigerian women most especially Jos, Plateau State owing to anthropogenic activities such as solid earth mineral mining. In this study, Atomic Absorption Spectrometry was used to determine the levels of eight heavy metals (Cd, As, Cr, Cu, Fe, Pb, Ni and Zn) in cancerous and non-cancerous breast tissues of Jos N... Show More
  • Research Article

    Importance of the Family Environment in the Psychological Support of Hypertensive Patients

    Donnet Ervilus*

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2024
    Pages: 194-198
    Received: 14 April 2024
    Accepted: 28 April 2024
    Published: 24 May 2024
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    Abstract: This article focuses, from an original angle, on the issue of high blood pressure (hypertension) which represents a major public health challenge in Haiti, particularly in Cap-Haitian, with low normalization despite drug treatment. Lack of family support at the hospital and non-compliance with medical recommendations often contribute to this proble... Show More