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African Health Sciences is an open access, free online, internationally refereed journal publishing original articles on research, clinical practice, public health, policy, planning, implementation and evaluation, in the health and related sciences relevant to Africa and the tropics. African Health Sciences acknowledges support provided by the African Health Journals Partnership Project that is funded by the US National Institutes of Health (through the National Library of Medicine and the Fogarty International Center) and facilitated by the Council of Science Editors.

Indexed on MEDLINE/PUBMED; PUBMED CENTRAL; African Index Medicus; HINARI; Bioline; AJOL; Science Citation Index - Thompson Reuters. Impact factor: 0.666

Other websites related to this journal include:  http://www.bioline.org.br/hs

African Health Sciences encourages authors to now submit their papers online to the following website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mums-ahs


Vol 16, No 3 (2016)

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Articles

Infections interplay with non-communicable diseases EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K Tumwine i-iii
The quality of rapid HIV testing in South Africa: an assessment of testers’ compliance EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Aziza Mwisongo, Karl Peltzer, Neo Mohlabane, Bomkazi Tutshana 646-654
Five years retrospective cohort analysis of treatment outcomes of TB-HIV patients at a PEPFAR/DOTS Centre in South Eastern Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Omotowo I Babatunde, Ekwueme O Christiandolus, Eke C Bismarck, Obi I Emmanuel, Agunwa C Chike, Eyisi I Gabriel 655-662
Profile and treatment outcomes of patients with tuberculosis in Northeastern Ethiopia: A cross sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Daniel Mekonnen, Awoke Derbie, Hailu Mekonnen, Yohannes Zenebe 663-670
Diabetes mellitus among tuberculosis patients: a cross sectional study from Pakistan EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Zarfishan Tahir, Mansur-ud-Din Ahmad, Abdul Majeed Akhtar, Tahir Yaqub, Muhammad Hassan Mushtaq, Hasnain Javed 671-676
Molecular and serological detection of occult hepatitis B virus among healthy hepatitis B surface antigen-negative blood donors in Malaysia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shuaibu A Hudu, Nabil S Harmal, Mohammed I Saeed, Ahmad S Alshrari, Yasmin A Malik, Mohd T Niazlin, Roshida Hassan, Zamberi Sekawi 677-683
Sero-prevalence and associated factors of Helicobacter pylori infection among adult patients with dyspepsia attending the gastroenterology unit in a tertiary hospital in Mwanza, Tanzania EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hyasinta Jaka, Martha F. Mushi, Mariam M Mirambo, Leonard Wilson, Jeremiah Seni, Majigo Mtebe, Stephen E. Mshana 684-689
Prevalence of intestinal parasitic infections among school children in capital areas of the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Chien-Wei Liao, Chung-Jung Fu, Cheng-Yan Kao, Yueh-Lun Lee, Po-Ching Chen, Ting-Wu Chuang, Toshio Naito, Chia-Mei Chou, Ying-Chie Huang, Idalina Bonfim, Chia-Kwung Fan 690-697
Comparing concentration methods: parasitrap® versus Kato-Katz for studying the prevalence of Helminths in Bengo province, Angola EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Clara Mirante, Isabel Clemente, Graciette Zambu, Catarina Alexandre, Teresa Ganga, Carlos Mayer, Miguel Brito 698-703
Population genomics diversity of Plasmodium falciparum in malaria patients attending Okelele Health Centre, Okelele, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olatunji Matthew Kolawole, Olugbenga Ayodeji Mokuolu, Yetunde Adeola Olukosi, Tolulope Ololade Oloyede 704-711
Modulation of immune cells and Th1/Th2 cytokines in insulin-treated type 2 diabetes mellitus EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Magloire Pandoua Nekoua, Rufine Fachinan, Amidou K Atchamou, Odilon Nouatin, Daniel Amoussou-Guenou, Marcellin K Amoussou-Guenou, Kabirou Moutairou, Akadiri Yessoufou 712-724
Impact of weight loss on oxidative stress and inflammatory cytokines in obese type 2 diabetic patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shehab M. Abd El-Kader, Mohammed H Saiem Al-Dahr 725-733
Anticancer and antibacterial secondary metabolites from the endophytic fungus Penicillium sp. CAM64 against multi-drug resistant Gram-negative bacteria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Jean-Bosco Jouda, Jean-de-Dieu Tamokou, Céline Djama Mbazoa, Prodipta Sarkar, Prasanta Kumar Bag, Jean Wandji 734-743
Experiences of patients undergoing chemotherapy - a qualitative study of adults attending Uganda Cancer Institute EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Peter B. Wampaalu, Lars E. Eriksson, Allen Naamala, Rose C. Nabirye, Lena Wettergren 744-749
Histologic response after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced rectal adenocarcinoma: experience from Sudan EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ahmed Abd Elrahman Abdalla, Awad Ali M. Alawad, Hussein Abdalla M. Ali 750-754
Left ventricular systolic function in sickle cell anaemia: An echocardiographic evaluation in adult Nigerian patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Emmanuel Ejim, Nelson Oguanobi 755-765
Association of interleukin 17 / angiotensin II with refractory hypertension risk in hemodialysis patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Zebin Wang, Wei Shi, Xinling Liang, Wenjian Wang, Jianbo Liang 766-771
Community reintegration and related factors in a Nigerian stroke sample EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Christopher Akosile, Chioma Nworah, Emmanuel Okoye, Babatunde Adegoke, Joseph Umunnah, Ayodeji Fabunmi 772-780
Stroke in patients with diabetes mellitus: a study from North Western Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Lukman Owolabi, Mansur Nagode, Aliyu Ibrahim, Andrew Uloko, Ibrahim Gezawa, Mohammad Datti 781-789
Efficacy of early skin-to-skin contact on the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in term neonates: A randomized controlled trial EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Amit Sharma 790-797
Treadmill walking exercise modulates bone mineral status and inflammatory cytokines in obese asthmatic patients with long term intake of corticosteroids EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shehab M. Abd El-Kader, Osama H. Al-Jiffri, Eman M. Ashmawy, Riziq Allah M. Gaowgzeh 798-808
Prevalence of asthma among school children in Gaborone, Botswana EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Andrew Kiboneka, Michael Levin, Thembisile Mosalakatane, Ishmael Makone, Eric Wobudeya, Boikanyo Makubate, Russell Hopp, Loeto Mazhani, Shiang-Ju Kung 809-816
The revolving door of mental, neurological, and substance use disorders re-hospitalization in rural KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Andrew Tomita, Yoshan Moodley 817-821
Determinants of alcohol use and khat chewing among Hawassa University students, Ethiopia: A cross sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Andargachew Kassa, Negash Wakgari, Fiker Taddesse 822-830
Can we predict agitation in patients with suicide attempts in the emergency department? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ayhan Akoz, Sultan Tuna Akgol Gur, Elif Oral, Ummu Zeynep Avsar, Mucahit Emet 381-837
Experience of collaboration between a Dutch surgical team in a Ghanaian Orthopaedic Teaching Hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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TK Timmers, E Kortekaas, BPC Beyer, E Huizinga, SM v. Hezik van, E Twagirayezu, M Bemelman 838-844
Analysis of personality traits as a risk factor in crash related trauma EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Vineet Kumar, Rahul Goyal, Ajai Singh, Vineet Sharma, Rajeshwer Nath Srivastava, Santosh Kumar, Ashish Kumar 845-852
The influence of ApoE genotype on the lipid profile and lipoproteins during normal pregnancy in a Southern African population EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Donald Moshen Tanyanyiwa, Adrian David Marais, Pamela Byrnes, Sheena Jones 853-859
Access, attitudes and training in information technologies and evidence-based medicine among medical students at University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Swapnil Parve, Ali Ershadi, Alexandr Karimov, Anne Dougherty, Chiratidzo E. Ndhlovu, Midion M. Chidzonga, Majid Sadigh 860-865
Relationship between IL-10 gene -819C/T polymorphism and the risk of inflammatory bowel disease: A meta-analysis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Haien Wu, JingJing Guo, Yajun He, Hekun Yin, Jianchang Shu 866-872
Rectal inflammatory fibroid polyp in a Nigerian: case report & brief review of literature EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Oluyemi Aderemi, Awolola Nicholas 873-876
Abdominal epilepsy as an unusual cause ofabdominal pain: A case report EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yılmaz Yunus, Ustebay Sefer, Ulker Ustebay Dondu, Ozanli Ismail, Ehi Yusuf 877-879
Iron deficiency anaemia among apparently healthy pre-school children in Lagos, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Anirban Mandal, Puneet Kaur Sahi 880-880
Letter to the editor EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olufemi S. Akodu 881-182


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