Public Health

  • Prevalence and Risk Factors of Work Related Stress in the Medical Emergency Services in Douala, Cameroon

    Prevalence and Risk Factors of Work Related Stress in the Medical Emergency Services in Douala, Cameroon Leon Jules Owona Manga1, Adiogo Dieudonne2, Doumbe Jacques Narcisse3, Beye Beye Ii Buruce Charly4, Onana Ngassimi Marie-Mathilde5, Bonny Jean Sylvain6 1Senior Lecturer, Head of Public Health Department Faculty of Medecine and Pharmaceutical Sciences – University of Douala; 2Professor, Head of Biological Sciences Department Faculty of Medecine and Pharmaceutical Sciences – University of Douala; 3Senior Lecturer, Department of Clinical Sciencess, Faculty of Medecine and Pharmaceutical…

  • Exposure and transmission risk of blood and body fluids among health care personnel at first level referral public hospitals in Meme division, Cameroon

    Exposure and transmission risk of blood and body fluids among health care personnel at first level referral public hospitals in Meme division, Cameroon Tinyami Erick Tandi1, 2, 3*, KyungHee Kim3, Tambetakaw Njang Gilbert2, JaeWook Choi13* 1Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health Korea University, Seoul South Korea. 2Ministry of Public Health Yaounde, Yaoude Cameroon; 3Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea Occupational exposure to blood and body fluids is a serious…

  • Assessment of Hygiene Practices among Students at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana

    Assessment of Hygiene Practices among Students at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana James Prah1,*, Mohammed Abdulai1, Obed Lasim2, Adelaide Ampofo-Asiama1 1University of Cape Coast Hospital, University of Cape Coast, Ghana; 2Department of Health Information Management, College of Health & Allied Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana Background: Proper hand hygiene practices have been shown to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Although diarrhoeal diseases continue to be recorded among university students, there is paucity of studies focusing on hygiene…

  • Effects of Freshwater Environmental Changes on Spread of Schistosoma haematobium in Guinea Bissau: a Retrospective Analysis

    Effects of Freshwater Environmental Changes on Spread of Schistosoma haematobium in Guinea Bissau: a Retrospective Analysis Maria A Grácio and António J Santos Grácio Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical / Universidade Nova de Lisboa Rua da Junqueira 100, 1348-008 Lisboa, Portugal Schistosoma haematobium (blood fluke) is a digenetic trematode, which, as all digenetic trematode, has a complex life cycle including one parasite stage in a mollusk (freshwater snail – intermediate host) and one in a vertebrate – definitive host (1). In…

  • Risk perception of cigarette and alcohol consumption: Korea and Cameroon public assessment views

    Risk perception of cigarette and alcohol consumption: Korea and Cameroon public assessment views KyungHee Kim1,Tinyami Erick Tandi*1, 2,JaeWook Choi1, 3 1Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea; 2Ministry of Public Health Yaounde, Yaoude Cameroon; 3Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Graduate School of Public Health Korea University, Seoul South Korea. Introduction: There is a strong risk perception of personal knowledge on both cigarette-and alcohol-related harm. One possible factor contributing to this may be greater availability…

  • Determination of Microbiological quality and detection of Thermotolerant fecal E. coli in ready to use water from Navsari city of South Gujarat

    Determination of Microbiological quality and detection of Thermotolerant fecal E. coli in ready to use water from Navsari city of South Gujarat A. P. Suthar, R. Kumar, C. V. Savalia, N. K. Patel and R. K. Patel Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary science & Animal Husbandry, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari-396 450, Gujarat. India Fecal bacterial indicator analyses have been widely used for monitoring the water quality. The present study was designed to determine the density…

  • Spatial and Temporal Level of Methane Gas from Some Dumpsites in Yenagoa Metropolis

    Spatial and Temporal Level of Methane Gas from Some Dumpsites in Yenagoa Metropolis 1Tariwari C. N Angaye*, 1Elijah I. Ohimain and 2Donbebe Wankasi 1-Department of Biological Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State Nigeria. 2-Department of Chemical Sciences, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State Nigeria. The emission of methane from dumpsite have become a global mantra due to its remarkable effect on global climate change. This study assessed the levels of methane emissions from 6 dumpsites using portable…

  • Malaria infection among persons patronizing drugstores for malaria treatment in Port Harcourt and its environs Rivers, State Nigeria

    Malaria infection among persons patronizing drugstores for malaria treatment in Port Harcourt and its environs Rivers, State Nigeria Augustine- D’Israel, E. and Abah, A.E Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt, PMB 5323 Port Harcourt 50001, Rivers State, Nigeria. Background: Malaria continues to be of grave concern, despite all efforts geared towards its control and so remains a public health dilemma in Nigeria. Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the occurrence…

  • Characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates using oxacillin-cefoxitin disk diffusion test (OCDDT)

    Characterization of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates using oxacillin-cefoxitin disk diffusion test (OCDDT) Chika Ejikeugwu1*, Chiwendu E. Okike1, Chijioke Edeh1, Felix Nwezeagu1, Malachy Ugwu2 1Department of Applied Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Ebonyi State University, P.M.B. 053, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria; 2Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria Introduction: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) still remains an important nosocomial and community-acquired pathogen because of its multidrug resistant nature which gives them…

  • Public and Private Hospitals: Outpatients Perceived Health Service Quality in Wuhan City, China

    Public and Private Hospitals: Outpatients Perceived Health Service Quality in Wuhan City, China Raynard Christopher Burnsidea*, Pengqian Fanga and Lali Mwamaka Sharifub a.School of Medicine and Health Management, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, P.R. China; b.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tongji Medical College Huazhong, University of Science and Technology, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, P.R. China We investigated the perceived health service quality provided by public and private hospitals in Wuhan City, China….