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Evaluation of Impact of Perinatal Factors on Time to First Meconium Passage in Nigerian Neonates

Uchechukwu Obiora Ezomike¹*, Emmanuel Onyebuchi Ugwu², Nkeiruka Elsie Ezomike3,Christopher Bismarck Eke3, Sebastian Okwuchukwu Ekenze¹ Sub-Department of Pediatric Surgery Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Ituku/Ozalla Campus, Enugu state, Nigeria Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Ituku/Ozalla Campus, Enugu state, Nigeria Department of […]

Presenting features and treatment outcomes of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a resource poor Southern Nigeria

Anazoeze Jude Madu1, Kaladada Korubo2 , Augustine Okoye3, Ifeoma Ajuba 4, Augustine N. Duru1 , Angela O. Ugwu1 , Oji Nnachi3 , Helen Chioma Okoye1    Department of Haematology and Immunology, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Department of Haematology, University of Port Harcourt Department of Haematology, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Department of Haematology Nnamdi Azikiwe University, […]

Contextual issues that influence preparedness of nurses for critical care nursing practice in Malawi

Rodwell Gundo1, Gael Mearns1, Annette Dickinson1, Ellen Chirwa2 1. Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand 2. University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Lilongwe, Malawi                                                           […]

Knowledge of antibiotic use and resistance among students of a medical school in Nigeria

Ijeoma N. Okedo-Alex1*, Ugochukwu .C. Madubueze1, Chukwuma .D. Umeokonkwo1,2, Onyinyechukwu .U. Oka, Azuka. S. Adeke1,2, Kingsley .C. Okeke1 Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Ebonyi State Nigeria Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme Asokoro Abuja Nigeria                                 […]

The examination of nurses’ adherence to the ‘five rights’ of antibiotic administration and factors influencing their practices: a mixed methods case study at a tertiary hospital, Malawi

Chimwemwe  Mula1, Vernon Solomon2, Adamson S Muula3 University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Blantyre, Malawi. University of KwaZulu Natal, Durban, South Africa. University of Malawi – Africa Center of Excellence in Public Health and Herbal Medicine, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi                           […]

Seroprevalence and trends in transfusion transmissible infections among voluntary non-remunerated blood donors at the Malawi Blood Transfusion Service-a time trend study

Bridon M’baya1 Vincent Jumbe2, Vincent Samuel3, Robert M’bwana1, Charles Mangani4 Malawi Blood Transfusion Service, P.O Box 2681, Blantyre, Tel 01 874 666 Fax 01870770.Email mbayab@gmail.com College of Medicine, Department of Health Systems and Policy, Private Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre College of Medicine, Research Support Centre, P/Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre  3 College of Medicine, Department of […]

Challenges and Experiences of Stroke Patients and their Spouses in Blantyre, Malawi

Reuben Kalavina1, Enock Chisati2, Nondwe Mlenzana1, Margaret Wazakili2 1.University of the Western Cape 2. University of Malawi College of Medicine Abstract Stroke is the second major cause of death and disability worldwide. Most stroke survivors experience various challenges due to physical and mental impairments which increase the burden on spouses during care. The broad aim […]

Socio-economic Inequality in Comprehensive Knowledge about HIV in Malawi

Gowokani Chijere Chirwa*1,2, Lonjezo Sithole3, Edister Jamu4 1. University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Economics Department 2. Centre for Health Economics, University of York, Heslington, York, United Kingdom 3. School of Economics, University of Edinburgh, 30 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh 4. University of Malawi, Chancellor College Psychology Department                   […]

Relationship between measures of obesity and Atherogenic lipids among Nigerians with hypertension

Olamoyegun A. Michael1, Fawale M. Bimbola2, Oluyombo Rotimi3 1.Department of Internal Medicine; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Unit,; LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, and College of Health Sciences, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. 2Department of Medicine, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. 3Department of Medicine, Federal […]

A 14-day follow-up of adult non-malarial fever patients seen by mobile clinics in rural Malawi

Kimberly A. Baltzell1,2, Teresa Bleakly Kortz3,4, Alden Blair4, Ellen Scarr2, Andrew M. Mguntha5, Gama Bandawe6, Ellen Schell2,7, Sally H. Rankin2 Center for Global Health, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA, USA Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA Department of Pediatrics, University […]

Funding Paediatric Surgery Procedures in sub-Saharan Africa

Sebastian O Ekenze, Chukwunonso A Jac-Okereke, Elochukwu P Nwankwo Sub-Department of Paediatric Surgery                                                                   Abstract Background In sub-Saharan Africa, the growing awareness of […]

Knowledge of antibiotic use and resistance among students of a medical school in Nigeria

Ijeoma N. Okedo-Alex1*, Ugochukwu .C. Madubueze1, Chukwuma .D. Umeokonkwo1,2, Onyinyechukwu .U. Oka, Azuka. S. Adeke1,2, Kingsley .C. Okeke1 Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Ebonyi State Nigeria Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme Asokoro Abuja Nigeria Corresponding author: Ijeoma Okedo-Alex; ijeomaninadr@gmail.com Abstract Background Antimicrobial resistance presents a growing concern worldwide. Medical students are […]

An evidence-based policy brief: Improving the quality of postnatal care in mothers 48 hours after childbirth

Betty Sakala, Ellen Chirwa University of Malawi Kamuzu College of Nursing                                                      Abstract Introduction Malawi is experiencing slow progress in postnatal care of mothers within the first 48 hours after childbirth. […]

The challenges and experiences of stroke patients and their spouses in Blantyre, Malawi

Reuben Kalavina1, Enock Chisati2, Nondwe Mlenzana1, Margaret Wazakili2 1.University of the Western Cape 2. University of Malawi College of Medicine                                                                       […]

Knowledge and attitude towards mental disorders among adults in an urban community in south-west Nigeria

Iyanuoluwa O. Mojiminiyi, Mobolanle R. Balogun, Babatunde E. Ogunnowo Department of Community Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine of the University of Lagos Correspondence: Mobolanle R. Balogun; mbalogun@cmul.edu.ng Abstract Background Mental disorders are one of the most ignored public health issues worldwide. The burden is ever increasing and it poses a major threat on health, […]

Presenting features and treatment outcomes of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia in a resource poor Southern Nigeria

Anazoeze Jude Madu1, Kaladada Korubo2 , Augustine Okoye3, Ifeoma Ajuba 4, Augustine N. Duru1 , Angela O. Ugwu1 , Oji Nnachi3 , Helen Chioma Okoye1    Department of Haematology and Immunology, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Department of Haematology, University of Port Harcourt Department of Haematology, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Department of Haematology Nnamdi Azikiwe University, […]

Contextual issues that influence preparedness of nurses for critical care nursing practice in Malawi

Rodwell Gundo1, Gael Mearns1, Annette Dickinson1, Ellen Chirwa2 1Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand 2University of Malawi, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Lilongwe, Malawi Corresponding Author Rodwell Gundo, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand Abstract Background There are no critical care nurse training programs in Malawi despite the high burden of diseases which culminate […]

Evaluation of Impact of Perinatal Factors on Time to First Meconium Passage in Nigerian Neonates

  UO  Ezomike¹*, EO Ugwu ²,NE Ezomike3, CB Eke3, SO Ekenze ¹ Sub-Department of Pediatric Surgery Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Ituku/Ozalla Campus, Enugu state, Nigeria Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Ituku/Ozalla Campus, Enugu state, Nigeria Department of Pediatrics, University […]

Rates and predictors of adherence to, and retention on antiretroviral therapy among HIV positive adults in Enugu Nigeria

Onyinye Hope Chime1,2,EdmundOnyemaechi Ndibuagu,1,2Chinonyelu Jennie Orji1 1.Department of Community Medicine, Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Enugu 2. Department of Community Medicine, Enugu State UniversityCollege of Medicine. Abstract Background HIV infection and AIDS remain major public health challenges in Nigeria, a country with one of the highest rates of new infection in sub-Saharan Africa and the second […]

A 14-day follow-up of adult non-malarial fever patients seen by mobile clinics in rural Malawi

Kimberly A. Baltzell1,2, Teresa Bleakly Kortz3,4, Alden Blair4, Ellen Scarr2, Andrew M. Mguntha5, Gama Bandawe6, Ellen Schell2,7, Sally H. Rankin2 Center for Global Health, University of California San Francisco School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA, USA Department of Family Health Care Nursing, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA Department of Pediatrics, University […]