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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

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


Vol 16, No 1 (2016)

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Articles

Editorial: Updates on communicable and non-communicable diseases in LMICs EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K Tumwine
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.
Association of type of birth attendant and place of delivery on infant mortality in sub-Saharan Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Whitney A. Stanley, Larissa R. Brunner Huber, Sarah B. Laditka, Elizabeth F. Racine 1-9
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.1
Factors associated with institutional delivery in Dangila district, North West Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yeshalem Mulugeta Demilew, Gebremedhin Berhe Gebregergs, Azezu Asres Negusie 10-17
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.2
Indirect child mortality estimation technique to identify trends of under-five mortality in Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Dawit G. Ayele, Temesgen Zewotir, Henry Mwambi 18-26
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.3
Tobacco and alcohol use in adolescents with unplanned pregnancies: relation with family structure, tobacco and alcohol use at home and by friends EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Vazquez-Nava Francisco, Vazquez-Rodríguez Carlos, Vazquez-Rodriguez Eliza, Castillo-Ruiz Octelina, Iribar Ibabe Maria 27-35
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.4
Vitamin D status in the first-trimester: effects of Vitamin D deficiency on pregnancy outcomes EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Seda Ates, Osman Sevket, Pinar Ozcan, Fulya Ozkal, Mehmet Onur Kaya, Banu Dane 36-43
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.5
Exclusive breastfeeding practices in the Coast region, Tanzania EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Method Kazaura 44-50
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.6
Flexible bronchoscopy contribution in the approach of diagnosis and treatment of children’s respiratory diseases: the experience of a unique pediatric unit in Tunisia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Samia Hamouda, Amal Oueslati, Imen Belhadj, Fatma Khalsi, Faten Tinsa, Khadija Boussetta 51-60
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.7
Iron deficiency anaemia among apparently healthy pre-school children in Lagos, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olufemi S. Akodu, Elizabeth A. Disu, Olisamedua F. Njokanma, Omolara A. Kehinde 61-68
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.8
A study of asymptomatic bacteriuria in Egyptian school-going children EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ahmed Mohammed, Magid Abdelfattah, Ayman Ibraheem, Ahmad Younes 69-74
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.9
Outcome of childhood malignancies at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital: a call for implementation of palliative care EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Gracia K. Eke, Nwadiuto A. Akani 75-82
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.10
Hookworm-like eggs in children’s faecal samples from a rural area of Rwanda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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María José Irisarri-Gutiérrez, Carla Muñoz-Antolí, Lucrecia Acosta, Lucy Anne Parker, Rafael Toledo, Fernando Jorge Bornay-Llinares, José Guillermo Esteban 83-88
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.11
A demonstration of mobile phone deployment to support the treatment of acutely ill children under five in Bushenyi district, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Jerome Kabakyenga, Celestine Barigye, Jennifer Brenner, Samuel Maling, Denise Buchner, Alberto Nettle-Aquirre, Nalini Singhal, Teddy Kyomuhangi, David Tumusiime, Janet Finch, Stuart MacLeod 89-96
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.12
The association of depression status with menopause symptoms among rural midlife women in China EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hongyan Zang, Lianping He, Yan Chen, Jianfeng Ge, Yingshui Yao 97-104
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.13
A comparison of risky sexual behaviours between circumcised and uncircumcised men aged 30-44 years in Botswana EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Galekgatlhe Bailey Balekang, Kakanyo Fani Dintwa 105-115
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.14
Knowledge and practices related to sexually transmitted infections among women of reproductive age living in Katanga slum, Kampala, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Faith Nawagi, Arthur Mpimbaza, John Mukisa, Patrick Serwadda, Samuel Kyalema, Daniel Kizza 116-122
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.15
Comparative assessment of seller’s staining test (SST) and direct fluorescent antibody test for rapid and accurate laboratory diagnosis of rabies EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ishaya S. Tekki, Zhakum N. Ponfa, Chika I. Nwosuh, Peterside R. Kumbish, Clement L. Jonah, Philip A. Okewole, David Shamaki, Sani M. Ahmed 123-127
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.16
Impact of weight reduction program on serum alanine aminotransferase activity and immunologic response in obese hepatitis B patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shehab Mahmoud Abd El- Kader, Mohammed H Saiem Al-Dahr 128-134
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.17
Seasonal abundance and molecular identification of West Nile virus vectors, Culex pipens and Culex quinquefasciatus (diptera: culicidae) in Abeokuta, South-West, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Babatunde Olanrewaju Motayo, Bernard Aneibe Onoja, Adedayo Omotayo Faneye, Johnson Adekunle Adeniji 135-140
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.18
PCR-Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS) genes sequencing and phylogenetic analysis of clinical and environmental Aspergillus species associated with HIV-TB co infected patients in a hospital in Abeokuta, southwestern Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olufunke Bolatito Shittu, Oluwabunmi Molade Adelaja, Tolulope Mobolaji Obuotor, Sam Olufemi Sam-Wobo, Adeyemi Sunday Adenaike 141-148
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.19
Antibiotics resistance of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia strains isolated from various clinical specimens EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Aytekin Çıkman, Mehmet Parlak, Yasemin Bayram, Hüseyin Güdücüoğlu, Mustafa Berktaş 149-152
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.20
Characteristics and management of Enterobacteriaceae harboring IMP-4 or IMP-8 carbapenemase in a tertiary hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Feng Pang, Xiu-qin Jia, Zhen-zhu Song, Yan-hua Li, Bin Wang, Qi-gang Zhao, Chuan-xin Wang, Yi Zhang, Le-xin Wang 153-161
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.21
Selecting candidate predictor variables for the modelling of post-discharge mortality from sepsis: a protocol development project EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Matthew O. Wiens, Niranjan Kissoon, Elias Kumbakumba, Joel Singer, Peter P. Moschovis, J. Mark Ansermino, Andrew Ndamira, Julius Kiwanuka, Charles P. Larson 162-169
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.22
Perceptions and risky behaviors associated with Leptospirosis in an endemic area in a village of Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Jaruwan Wongbutdee, Wacharapong Saengnill, Jutharat Jittimanee, Suwaporn Daendee 170-176
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.23
Co-occurrence of Helicobacter pylori with faecal bacteria in Nairobi river basin: public health implications EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Victor Dinda, Andrew Kimang’a 177-182
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.24
Prevalence, types and factors associated with echocardiographic abnormalities among newly diagnosed diabetic patients at Mulago Hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Martin Muddu, Edrisa Mutebi, Charles Mondo 183-193
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.25
Evaluation of factors affecting adherence to asthma controller therapy in chest clinics in a sub-Saharan African setting: a cross-sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Bertrand Hugo Mbatchou Ngahane, Eric Walter Pefura-Yone, Maïmouna Mama, Bruno Tengang, Motto Malea Nganda, Adeline Wandji, Ubald Olinga, Emmanuel Nyankiyé, Emmanuel Afane Ze, Christopher Kuaban 194-200
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.26
Prevalence, severity and risk factors of allergic disorders among people in south India EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Joseph Nitin, Palagani Revathi, NH Shradha, Jain Vaibhav, K Kowshik, Roshan Manoharan, Maria Nelliyanil 201-209
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.27
Awareness and practices on eye effects among people with diabetes in rural Tamil Nadu, India EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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N Balasubramaniyan, S Ganesh Kumar, K Ramesh Babu, L Subitha 210-217
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.28
RARβ gene methylation is a candidate for primary glioblastoma treatment planning EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Emine İkbal Atli, Rasime Kalkan, Muhsin Özdemir, Hasan Emre Aydın, Ali Arslantaş, Sevilhan Artan 218-226
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.29
Diagnostic value of diffusion weighted MRI and ADC in differential diagnosis of cavernous hemangioma of the liver EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ozlem Tokgoz, Ebru Unlu, Ilker Unal, Ismail Serifoglu, Ilker Oz, Elif Aktas, Emrah Caglar 227-233
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.30
Malnutrition in pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease patients in a teaching hospital in Southern Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Adejumo Oluseyi, Okaka Enajite 234-241
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.31
Biochemical parameters response to weight loss in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shehab M. Abd El-Kader, Fadwa M. Al-Shreef, Osama H. Al-Jiffri 242-249
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.32
Pattern of abdominal wall herniae in females: a retrospective analysis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olalekan Olasehinde, Amarachukwu C. Etonyeaku, Elugwaraonu A. Agbakwuru, Ademola O. Talabi, Funmilola O. Wuraola, Adebayo G. Tanimola 250-254
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.33
Ocular injuries and eye care seeking patterns following injuries among cocoa farmers in Ghana EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Boadi-Kusi Samuel Bert, Hansraj Rekha, Mashige Khathutshelo Percy 255-265
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.34
Acute burns of the hands – physiotherapy perspective EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tanuja Dunpath, Verusia Chetty, Dain Van Der Reyden 266-275
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.35
Stapedotomy and its effect on hearing – our experience with 54 cases EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Taiwo Olugbemiga Adedeji, Shabbir Indorewala, Abuzar Indorewala, Gaurav Nemade 276-281
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.36
A randomised controlled trial comparing the effect of adjuvant intrathecal 2 mg midazolam to 20 micrograms fentanyl on postoperative pain for patients undergoing lower limb orthopaedic surgery under spinal anaesthesia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Codero Francis, Mung’ayi Vitalis, Sharif Thikra 282-291
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.37
Clinical spectrum of ear, nose and throat foreign bodies in North Western Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Taiwo Olugbemiga Adedeji, Olusola Ayodele Sogebi, Sahabi Bande 292-297
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.38
Epidemiology of injuries in female high school soccer players EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Keamogetse Refilwe Sentsomedi, Threethambal Puckree 298-305
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.39
Lower limb and associated injuries in frontal-impact road traffic collisions EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mohannad B. Ammori, Hani O. Eid, Fikri M. Abu-Zidan 306-310
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.40
Cell phone–based health education messaging improves health literacy EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Runsen Zhuang, Yueying Xiang, Tieguang Han, Guo-An Yang, Yuan Zhang 311-318
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.41
Possible inhibition of hydroxy methyl glutaryl CoA reductase activity by nicotinic acid and ergosterol: as targeting for hypocholesterolemic action EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Said S. Moselhy, IH Kamal, Taha A. Kumosani, EA Huwait 319-324
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.42
Rationing medical education EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kieran Walsh 325-328
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.43
Endoscopic capacity in West Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Daniel Perl, Desmond Leddin, Damon Bizos, Andrew Veitch, James N’Dow, Stephanie Bush-Goddard, Ramou Njie, Maud Lemoine, Suzanne T. Anderson, John Igoe, Sharmila Anandasabapathy, Brijen Shah 329-338
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.44
Behavioural studies on the ethanol leaf extract of Grewia carpinifolia in Wistar rats EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olamide E. Adebiyi, Funmilayo E. Olopade, James O. Olopade, Funsho O. Olayemi 339-346
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v16i1.45


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