Serological survey and risk factors associated with Toxoplasma gondii infection among HIV-infected pregnant women attending Abuja Tertiary Hospital, Nigeria

Maryam Muhammad Zakari1, Aliyu Yabagi Isah1, Richard Offiong1, Thairu Yunusa2, Idris Nasir Abdullahi3  1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria 2Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria 3Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria […]

A Cross-sectional Study on Factors Associated with Health Seeking Behaviour of Malawians Aged 15+ years in 2016

Wingston Ng’ambi1, Tara Mangal2, Andrew Phillips3, Tim Colbourn3, Dominic Nkhoma1, Joseph Mfutso-Bengo1, Paul Revill4, Timothy B. Hallett2  1University of Malawi, College of Medicine, Health Economics and Policy Unit, Lilongwe, Malawi 2Imperial College London, London, UK 3University College London, London, UK 4University of York, York, UK Abstract Introduction Health seeking behavior (HSB) refers to actions taken […]

Bacterial and heavy metal contamination in selected commonly sold herbal medicine in Blantyre, Malawi

Martin Henderson Kalumbi1, Martin Charles Likongwe2, John Mponda3, Bhahat Lawlley Zimba4, Odala Phiri1, Trancizeo Lipenga5, Timothy Mguntha2, Joseph Kumphanda4 1.      Malawi Adventist University, Malamulo College of Health Sciences Campus, Biomedical Science Department, Microbiology Research Group. 2.      University of Malawi, Chancellor College, Zomba, Malawi. 3.      University of Ibadan, Faculty of Pharmacy, Nigeria. Africa Centre of Excellence […]

Baseline, Cross-sectional Survey of Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Efficient Use of Government Resources in the Health Sector in Malawi

Aulive Msoma,1* Rachel Lenzi,2 Chrissy Godwin,2 Harold Fote,1 Benjamin Ndovi,1 Heather Chotvacs,2 Gretchen Thompson2 USAID/Health Communication for Life Project, implemented by FHI 360, Lilongwe, Malawi FHI 360 Global Health, Population and Nutrition Group, Durham, North Carolina, USA                                     […]

The role of endoscopy after upper gastrointestinal bleeding in sub-Saharan Africa: A prospective observational cohort study

Jared R. Gallaher1, Gift Mulima2, Javeria Qureshi1, Carol G. Shores,2,3, Anthony G. Charles1,2 Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, CB# 7228, Chapel Hill, NC, USA Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery University of North Carolina School of Medicine, CB#7070, Chapel Hill, NC, USA […]

Family-led care for preterm and low birth weight newborns: caregivers’ experience

Mercy Makwakwa1, Jime Tambala1, Jacqueline Mawanga1, Ruth Chikaonda1, Judith Robb-McCord2, Patrice M. White3, James A. Litch4, Irene Kamanga5, Rebecca Freeman2, Anne-Marie Bergh6 MaiKhanda Trust, Lilongwe, Malawi Project Concern International, San Diego, CA and Washington, DC, USA American College of Nurse-Midwives, Silver Spring, MD, USA Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth, Seattle, WA, USA Project […]

The prevalence and management of central post-stroke pain at a hospital in Zimbabwe

Tatenda Caryn  Mhangara 1, Vaneshveri Naidoo 2, Veronica Mokgobadibe Ntsiea3 Physiotherapy Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Physiotherapy Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa Physiotherapy Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa             […]

Availability, Accessibility and Proper Use of Personal Protective Equipment in Wards at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Blantyre, Malawi: An Observational Study

                                                                                           Abstract Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate […]

Knowledge, attitude and perception on antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance among final year medical students in the College of Medicine, Malawi

Alfred Kamoto1, Gertrude Chapotera2, Fatima Suleman3 1Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa 2Department of Public Health, School of Public Health and Family Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi 3Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, Westville Campus, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, […]

Epidemiology and pattern of paediatric injuries in a developing country: an analysis of 170 injuries

Ndubuisi O. Onyemaechi1, Adaobi I. Bisi-Onyemaechi2, Obinna C. Nduagubam3 Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Ituku-Ozalla Enugu, Nigeria Department of Paediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Nigeria Ituku-Ozalla Enugu, Nigeria Department of Paediatrics, Enugu State University College of Medicine (ESUCOM), Enugu Nigeria Abstract Background Paediatric injuries have significant physical, psychological and socioeconomic […]

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, Nigeria Abstract Background Mental disorders are one of the most ignored public health issues worldwide. However, the burden associated with mental disorders is ever increasing and poses a major threat to […]

Prevalence of intestinal parasites and associated risk factors in school-going children from informal settlements in Nakuru town, Kenya

Naomi M. Chege1*, Bartholomew N. Ondigo1,2,3, Frank G. Onyambu4,5, Alex Maiyo Kattam6, Nancy Lagat6, Tabitha Irungu7, Elizabeth Jemaiyo Matey7 1. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya 2. Laboratory of Malaria Immunology and Vaccinology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA 3. Centre for Global Health Research, Kenya […]

Epidemiology of Kaposi’s sarcoma in Zambia, 2007 – 2014

Maybin Kalubula1,2*, Heqing Shen1,2*, Mpundu Makasa3 1Key Lab of Urban Environment and Health, Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen 361021, China; 2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China; 3The University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Ridgeway Campus, P. O. Box 50110 Lusaka, Zambia Abstract Background Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS) is the […]

Non-communicable respiratory disease in Malawi: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Rebecca Nightingale1,2,*, Hannah Jary3,*, Jamilah Meghji1,2, Sarah Rylance1,2, Jones Masiye4, Hastings Chiumia4, Jamie Rylance1,2 , Kevin Mortimer1,†, Maia Lesosky5,† 1Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK 2Malawi Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi 3Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK 4Ministry of Health, Government of Malawi, Malawi 5Division of Epidemiology & […]

Validation and use of the Quality-of-Life Impact of Refractive Correction questionnaire in spectacle wearers in Malawi: A clinic-based study

Dinesh Kaphle1,2,3, Himal Kandel4, Jyoti Khadka5,6, Khathutshelo Percy Mashige2, Joseph Matiya Masosa7, Kovin Shunmugam Naidoo2 1Department of Optometry, Malawi College of Health Sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi 2Department of Optometry, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa 3School of Optometry and Vision Science, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia 4 Discipline […]

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 […]

Characteristics of interpersonal violence in adult victims at the Adult Emergency Trauma Centre (AETC) of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre, Malawi

Shabnam Sheikh1, Linda Chokotho2, Wakisa Mulwafu3, Mulinda Nyirenda4, Grace Le5, Foster Mbomuwa6, Hemant Pandit7, Chris Lavy7 1. Medical Officer, Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. 2. Orthopedic Consultant, Beit Cure Hospital, Blantyre 3. Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Blantyre. 4. Adult Emergency and Trauma Center and Clinics (Ambulatory Unit), Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre 5. Nuffield […]

Emergency and critical care services in Malawi: findings from a nationwide survey of health facilities

Raphael Kazidule Kayambankadzanja1,2, Andrew Likaka3, Samson Kwazizira Mndolo2, Grace Mayamiko Chatsika4, Eric Umar5, Tim Baker1,2,6  University of Malawi, College of Medicine Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Malawi Ministry of Health, Quality Management Directorate Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine Department of Health Systems, College of Medicine Health System […]

The association between medical spending and health status: A study of selected African countries

Murad  Bein1, Elizabeth Y. Coker-Farrell2 Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Cyprus International University  Department of Business AdministrationFaculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences Cyprus International University                                                           […]

Midwives’ and Medical professionals’ perspectives of collaborative practice at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital Maternity Unit, Malawi: The discovery phase of an appreciative inquiry project

Elizabeth Chodzaza1, Christina Mbiza2, Luis Gadama3, Ursula Kafulafula1 University of Malawi Kamuzu College of Nursing, Faculty of Midwifery, Neonatal and Reproductive Health Studies, Blantyre, Malawi Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Blantyre, Malawi University of Malawi, College of Medicine, School of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi                 […]