Original Research: Common impairments and functional limitations of HIV sequelae that require physiotherapy rehabilitation in the medical wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Malawi: A cross-sectional study

Gift Treighcy Banda - University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Physiotherapy Department, Blantyre, Malawi Keywords: HIV, disability, impairments, physiotherapy, functional limitations, functional complication. Abstract IntroductionThe progression of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)…

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

Betty Sakala - University of Malawi Kamuzu College of Nursing Keywords: Policy brief, postnatal care, evidence-based, policy options, guidelines, skilled health workers Abstract IntroductionMalawi is experiencing slow progress in postnatal care…

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

Uchechukwu Obiora Ezomike - Sub-Department of Pediatric Surgery Faculty of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Ituku/Ozalla Campus, Enugu state, Nigeria Keywords: Evaluation, Impact, Perinatal Factors, First meconium passage,…

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

Anazoeze Jude Madu - Department of Haematology and Immunology, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus Keywords: lymphocytic, leukaemia Abstract BackgroundChronic lymphocytic leukaemia is a relatively common haematological malignancy affecting older adults, accounting…

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

Rodwell Gundo - Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand Keywords: Critical Care Nursing, Critical Illness, Developing Countries, Malawi, Education, Nursing, Qualitative Research, Critical Care Abstract BackgroundThere are no critical care…

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

Ijeoma Okedo Alex - Department of Community Medicine, Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Ebonyi State Nigeria Keywords: antibiotic use and resistance, medical students, knowledge, practice, Nigeria Abstract BackgroundAntimicrobial resistance presents a growing…

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Original Research: 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 Mula Keywords: Nurses, Antimicrobial resistance, antibiotic stewardship, Antibiotics, Adherence, Five Rights. Abstract BackgroundAdherence to ‘Five Rights’ of medication administration guidelines namely the right drug, the right patient, the right dose,…

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Original Research: 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’baya Keywords: Transfusion transmissible infections (TTIS), voluntary non remunerated blood donors (VNRBDs), HIV, Hepatitis B (HBV), Hepatitis C (HCV), Syphilis, family replacement blood donors (FRBDs) Abstract IntroductionCollecting blood from voluntary…

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

Reuben Kalavina - University of the Western Cape Keywords: stroke, patients Abstract Introduction Stroke is the second major cause of death and disability worldwide. Most stroke survivors experience various challenges due…

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Original Research: Socio-economic Inequality in Comprehensive Knowledge about HIV in Malawi

Gowokani Chijere Chirwa University of Malawi , Chancellor College, Economics Department Keywords: HIV and AIDS, comprehensive knowledge about HIV, inequality, gender, Erreygers, Malawi. Abstract BackgroundHaving comprehensive knowledge about HIV is crucial…

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