IRJPH (2017), Vol. 1, Issue 01

  • Relationship between Patients Perception of Recovery, Distance to Health Facility and Tuberculosis Treatment Default in Ebonyi State, Nigeria

    Relationship between Patients Perception of Recovery, Distance to Health Facility and Tuberculosis Treatment Default in Ebonyi State, Nigeria Chikere Ifeanyi Ebirim1, Chijioke Akurunwa Agbaka2, Daniel Egbule3, Amobi Mkpuma1, Ugonma Winnie Dozie1, Judith Ezelotte 1 1Department of Public Health, Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria. 2Eastern Summit Specialist Clinics, 37 Orlu Road, Amakohia Imo State 3National Agency for the Control of AIDS With the current launch of End TB Strategy by World Health Organization, this is a global call to reduce…

  • Semblances of “aangdan (organ donation)” with “kanyadan (gift of a maiden)”under hindu marriage

    Semblances of “aangdan (organ donation)” with “kanyadan (gift of a maiden)”under hindu marriage Reeta Dar (PhD Scholar) Health Education Officer, Central Health Education Bureau, DGHS, MoHFW, GOI This article seeks to draw parallels between various rituals and practices of the Indian wedding and the concept of organ donation and transplantation. The purpose of this article is to make it easier for the layman to relate to the concept of organ donation and transplantation. The article attempts to liken “Kanyadan” (giving…

  • Considering Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conceptions of Health

    My body’s getting healthy and my mind is getting healthy with it. Considering Urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Conceptions of Health. 1 Joni Parmenter, 1 Alison Nelson, 2 Emma Crawford, 1 Tabs Basit and 1Samara Dargan 1 Institute for Urban Indigenous Health, The University of Queensland. 2 The University of Queensland Drawing on the salutogenic, or ‘origins of health’ framework, this article explores the health and well-being conceptions of urban Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and identifies individual…

  • Community Based Management of Malaria: exploring the capacity/performance of Community Based Agents and their motivation

    Community Based Management of Malaria: exploring the capacity/performance of Community Based Agents and their motivation in Tamale, northern region of Ghana 2013 Mukaila Zankawah Mumuni1*, Korkortiakor Baba Sadique Zankawah2, Mohammed A. Soghaier3 Patrick Adam1 Iddrisu Jamaldeen Zankawah4 1Ghana Health Service, Metropolitan Health Directorate, Tamale 2National Health Insurance Authority, Claims Processing Center-Tamale, Ghana. 3 Directorate of Epidemiology & Zoonotic Diseases, Sudan Federal Ministry of Health, Khartoum, Sudan. 4Ghana Health Service, Tamale West Hospital, Tamale Background: The use of antimalarial drugs and…

  • Study of Knowledge about Hypertension in Young Adult Population of Age Group 20 to 40 Years in an Urban Slum of Mumbai

    Study of Knowledge about Hypertension in Young Adult Population of Age Group 20 to 40 Years in an Urban Slum of Mumbai Amrin Y. Tadvi*, Janardhan R. Bandi   Department of Community Medicine, Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Context: Hypertension is a growing health problem throughout the World. There is paucity of data on awareness about hypertension, its causes and related complications in general population. Awareness about hypertension in younger population can prevent…