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Volume 31 Issue 1 (March 2019)

Editorial


So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, but not goodbye

Lucinda Manda Taylor

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 1; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.1

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Original Research


Factors associated with the utilization of postnatal care services among Malawian women

Jessie Jane Khaki, Lonjezo Sithole

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 2-11; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.2

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Inactivation of pathogens in ecological sanitation latrines in Malawi: an observational follow up study

Save Kumwenda, Chisomo Msefula, Wilfred Kadewa, Davis James Makupe, Bagrey Ngwira,  Tracy Morse

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1);12-18; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.3

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Prevalence and knowledge of risk factors of childhood obesity among school-going children in Osogbo, south-western Nigeria

Wasiu Olalekan Adebimpe

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 19-24; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.4

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Dietary patterns and associated socio-economic factors in rural Mozambican adolescents

Milagre E. Macuácua, Cesar A. Taconeli, Mônica M. Osório

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 25-30;  https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.5

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Healthcare professionals’ perception of quality of care of patients with cardiac disease in Nigeria: Implication for clinical guideline, inter-professional education and team work

Nse AyoOluwa Odunaiya, Aderonke Omobonike Akinpelu, Susan Ogwu, Akinuemi Aje

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 31-38; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.6

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Burden of family caregivers of ophthalmic patients in a university teaching hospital in south-west Nigeria

Samuel A. Olowookere, Sarat A. Badmus, Olajumoke Laoye, Macellina Y. Ijadunola, Mustapha Hassan

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 39-44; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.7

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Low-cost antimicrobial fortification of ultrasound coupling gel: An ergonomic innovation to combat sonology-acquired nosocomial infections

Philip Okere, Nneka Iloanusi, Ukamaka Itanyi, Moses Ezea

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 45-49; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.8

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Pattern of stroke in a rural Kenyan hospital

Ominde Beryl Shitandi, Ogeng’o Julius Alexander, Misiani Musa Kerubuo, Kariuki Brain Ngure

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 50-55;  https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.9

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Do community characteristics influence unintended pregnancies in Kenya?

Bola Lukman Solanke, Joseph Ayodeji Kupoluyi, Joshua Odunayo Akinyemi, Olufunmilayo Olufunmilola Banjo

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 56-64; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.10

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Validation of Chichewa Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) questionnaire: A cross-sectional study

Linda Chokotho, Brian C. Lau, Devin Conway, Hao-Hua Wu, David Shearer, Geir Hallan, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Nyengo Mkandawire, Sven Young

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 65-70; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.11

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Low back pain during pregnancy: prevalence, risk factors and association with daily activities among pregnant women in urban Blantyre, Malawi

Steven D. Manyozo, Tarimo Nesto, Phylos Bonongwe, Adamson S. Muula

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 71-76;  https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.12

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Congenital obstructive bowel anomalies presenting after neonatal age

Sebastian O Ekenze, Emmanuel I Nwangwu, Uchechukwu O Ezomike

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 77-81; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i.13

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Case Report


Chronic bowel obstruction from colonic stenosis in early infancy-A report of two cases

Sebastian Okwuchukwu Ekenze, Uchechukwu Obiora Ezomike, Ijeoma Esther Nwachukwu,  Anthony Ifeanyi  Ariom, Kevin Emeka Chukwubuike,  Emmanuel Ifeanyi  Nwangwu, Uchenna Sunday Onoh,  Ebere A Uwah

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 82-85; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i.14

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Systematic Review


Community-based interventions for preventing diarrhoea in people living with HIV in sub-Sahara Africa: A systematic review

Balwani Chingatichifwe Mbakaya, Fatch W. Kalembo, Maggie Zgambo

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 86-94; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.15

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Narrative View

What can Sub-Saharan Africa learn from Canada’s investment in active healthy ageing? A narrative view

Seyi Ladele Amosun, Patricia Katherine Doyle-Baker

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 99-101; 95-98; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.16

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Commentary


Strengthening human resources for health in resource-limited countries: The case of Medic to Medic in Malawi

Fanuel Meckson Bickton, Tamsin Lillie

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1);  99-101; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.17

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Interview


Profile interview with Professor Mia Crampin

Haules Zaniku

Malawi Med J. 2019 Mar; 31(1); 102-103; https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/mmj.v31i1.18

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MMJ 31 (1); Mar 2019

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