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.

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Published: 2023-10-11



Editorial: Reducing the risks of nuclear war: the role of health professionals

Kamran Abbasi, Parveen Ali, Virginia Barbour, Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo, Marcel G M Olde Rikkert, Peng Gong, Andy Haines, Ira Helfand, Richard Horton, Bob Mash, Arun Mitra, Carlos Monteiro, Elena N Naumova, Eric J Rubin, Tilman Ruff, Peush Sahni, James Tumwine, Paul Yonga, Chris Zielinski

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Prevalence and predictors of hepatitis C infection among antenatal attendees in a tertiary hospital in Southern Nigeria

Ganiyu Oluwedolapo Shittu, Aniekan Monday Abasiattai, Aniefiok Jackson Umoiyoho, Ifeanyi Abraham Onwuezobe

45-54.




Predictors of fertility awareness among selected married women of childbearing age in Nigeria: a cross-sectional survey

Adaobi Uchenna Mosanya, Deborah Oyine Aluh, Chibueze Anosike, Maureen Ogochukwu Akunne, Chigozie Gloria Anene-Okeke, Abdulmuminu Isah

79-89.





The prevalence of sexual violence against African women: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Qu Xianguo, Cao Hui, Shen Xin, Feng Jing, Wang Zijian, Niu Zhenyu, Gan Yong

117-127.



Birth asphyxia and its associated factors among newborns at a tertiary hospital: evidence from Southern Ethiopia

Mulugeta Demisse, Rahel Tadesse, Kidist Kerebeza, Yonas Alemayehu, Dawit Hoyiso, Tomas Yeheyis

132-140.




Prevalence and factors associated with neonatal acute respiratory distress syndrome among neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care units of Gurage zone public hospital, South West Ethiopia

Bogale Chekole, Terefe Tamene Fetene, Tenaw Shegaw Geze, Zewudie Bitew Tefera, Gebre Eyesus Fisha Alebel, Amare Kassaw, Walle Belete Gelaw, Zeleke Fentahun Tamene, Yemsirach Mira, Tesfu Mulatu, Derartu Deressa

159-167.



Digestive manifestations of Covid-19 in children: a retrospective study

Abderrahmane Jallouli, Karima El Fakiri, Houda Nassih, Rabiy EL Qadiry, Aicha Bourrahouat, Imane Ait Sab, Noureddine Rada, Ghizlane Draiss, Mohammed Bouskraoui

181-185.


The road to a polio-free Uganda; contribution of the Expanded Program on Immunization Laboratory (EPI-LAB) at Uganda Virus Research Institute

Mary B Nanteza, Phionah Tushabe, Henry Bukenya, Prossy Namuwulya, Theopista Kabaliisa, Molly Birungi, Mayi Tibanagwa, Immaculate Ampeire, Proscovia Kakooza, Edson Katushabe, Josephine Bwogi, Barnabas Bakamutumaho, Miriam Nanyunja, Charles R Byabamazima

186-196


mHealth app usage amongst paediatric department doctors in South Africa

Shahid Mahmood, Ashraf Coovadia, Abdullah E Laher, Ahmed Adam

197-204.



Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of 66 Tunisian Sickle cell syndrome patients

Ahlem Sahli, Faida Ouali, Rym Dabboubi, Sondess Hadj Fredj, Nabila Meddeb, Naila Mzoughi, Taieb Messaoud

213-222.


Endoscopic esophageal foreign body removal among children at Lubaga Hospital, Kampala, Uganda

Michael Okello, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Ponsiano Ocama, Esther Patience Nabwire, Dave Darshit, Christine Namata, Annah Ainembabazi Tinka

223-227.


Clinicopathological pattern of breast lesions in children and adolescents

Chukwuemeka Charles Nwafor, Kingsley Uwaemechi Umeh, Emmanuel Benjamin Etuk, Uchechukwu Brian Eziagu, Ikwo Jonathan Kudamnya, Esther Ekwo

228-235


Clinicopathological pattern of oestrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 over-expression of epithelial ovarian carcinomas in Nigeria

Mustapha Akanji Ajani, Aliyu Lawan, Temitope Oke, Galina Khramtsova, Ifeanyichukwu Nwanji, Ayodeji Salami, Olutosin Awolude, Henry Ebili, Michael E Onwukamuche, Elisabeth Sveen, Toshio Yoshimatsu, Olufunmilayo I Olopade

236-244.


Malignancy-related mir-210, mir-373 and let-7 levels are affected in iron deficiency anemia

Ruveyda Sak, Demircan Ozbalci, Emine Guchan Alanoglu, Kuyas Hekimler Ozturk

245-253.



Health-related quality of life associated with different cervical cancer therapies received by patients in two Nigerian tertiary hospitals

Aliyu Samaila, Aminu A Biambo, Nuruddeen Usman, Usman M Aliyu, Adamu Abdullahi, Maxwell O Adibe

261-268.


Cervical cancer awareness and risk factors among women residing in an urban slum in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria

Tope Olubodun, Oluwatoyin O Ogundele, Zainab A Salisu, Yetunde O Odusolu, Ugonnaya U Caleb-Ugwuowo

269-279


Knowledge of breast cancer, willingness and barriers to mammography screening among rural women in Enugu State, Nigeria

Lawreta Ijeoma Abugu, Evelyn Nwanebe Nwagu, Adaustin Ifeoma Okeke, Amelia Ngozi Odo

280-290.




Prevalence and predictors of type 2 diabetes complications: a single centre observation

Chinonyerem O Iheanacho, Tolulope Folashade Akhumi, Uchenna I H Eze, Winifred A Ojieabu

308-317







Epidemiological features of tuberculosis in the Middle East and North Africa from 1990 to 2019: results from the global burden of disease Study 2019

Mehdi Moradinazar, Zienab Mohseni Afshar, Uosef Ramazani, Mohammad Shakiba, Maria Shirvani, Sara Darvishi

366-375.


The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on Tuberculosis (TB) case notification in Ogun State, Nigeria

Olusoji J Daniel, Janet O Bamidele, Adekunle D Alabi, Musibau A Tijani, Callistus A Akinleye, Kolawole S Oritogun, Festus O Soyinka, Olusola A Adejumo

376-383.



Neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 give important information on Covid-19 epidemic evolution in Rabat, Morocco, March 2020-February 2021

Nadia Touil, Charifa Drissi Touzani, El Mostafa Benaissa, Jalal Kasouati, Zineb Rhazzar, Hicham El Annaz, Nadia El Mrimar, Lamiae Neffah, Rachid Abi, Rida Tagajdid Rida Tagajdid, Safae El Kochri, Mariette Ducatez, Youssouf Akhouad, Ahmed Reggad, Zouhour El Kassimi, Abdelhamid Zrara, Fatna Bssaibis, ElMostapha El Fahime, Idriss Lahlou Amine, Abdelkader Belmekki, Yashpal Singh Malik, Mostafa Elouennass, Khalid Ennibi

400-405.



Covid-19 and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa: a narrative review

Yusuff Azeez Olanrewaju, Amos Abimbola Oladunni, Kenneth Bitrus David, Yusuf Olalekan Babatunde, Ibrahim Abdulmumin Damilola, Oluwakorede Adedeji, Colette Chidozie Ahamefula

412-421.











The occurrence of fungi from burn wound patients and antifungal susceptibility patterns: a cross-sectional study in Lusaka, Zambia

Kapembwa Sikwewa, Paul Simusika, Mulowa Mumbula, Darlington M Mwenya, Chungu Mandona, Gina Mulundu

506-513.





Preoperative bowel preparation promotes intestinal functional recovery after esophagectomy

Junliang Ma, Shaolin Chen, Xiaoying Ren, Hao Han, Ming Gong, Yongxiang Song, Lijuan Liu

540-546.






Using a shortened uncuffed endotracheal tube as a nasopharyngeal airway: a useful adjunct during fiberoptic intubation training among anesthesia residents

Hosni A Salem, Ayman Aly Rayan, Usama Abotaleb, Essam shafiq M Abdel-wahap, Ismail A Elzoughari, Mohammed A Taha Alafifi, Walid Kamal Abdelbasset, Ahmed M Abodonya

576-583.











Relationship of body mass index to percent body fat determined by deuterium isotopic dilution and impedancemetry among Tunisian schoolchildren

Ben Jemaa Houda, Khlifi Sarra, Inchirah Karmous, Jamoussi Henda, El Kari Khalid, Aguenaou Hassan, Aouidet Abdallah, Mankaï Amani

664-671.


Factors associated with poor asthma symptom control in adult Angolan regularly seen at an outpatient respiratory clinic

Margarete L T Arrais, Tiago J P Maricoto, Ofélia M Lulua, Francisca G S Quifica, Jorge M R Gama, Miguel D Brito, Luis Taborda-Barata

672-682.




Correlates of somatic symptom disorder among internally displaced persons in Ogoja displacement settlements, Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

Ugbe Maurice-Joel Ugbe, Ekpereonne Babatunde Esu, Obiageli Chiezey Onwusaka, Marvin Muji Bisongedam, Elizabeth Libuo-Beshel Nji, Joseph Ajah Efut, Ofem Irom Ekpo, Faith Ubi Okoi

705- 713.



Factors influencing public and private healthcare utilisation in Uganda

Medard Turyamureba, Bruno L Yawe, John Bosco Oryema

724-731.


Medical ethics and compliance amongst physician groups: a self-assessed survey in a hospital in Southeast Nigeria

Ogbonnia Godfrey Ochonma, Udunma Olive Chjioke, Justin Agorye Ingwu, Chikezie Adolf Nwankwor, Ifeyinwa Henry-Arize

732-740.


A 5-year review of research ethics applications in a tertiary health and educational institution in Nigeria

Dennis Amajuoyi Ndububa, Akinjide Olurotimi Ogundokun, Oluwagbemiga Oluwole Ayoola, Adebanjo Babalola Adeyemi, Rahman Ayodele Bolarinwa, Taiwo Olumuyiwa Ogundipe, Abdulkadir Ayo Salako, Aaron Oladiipo Aboderin, Olusegun Temitope Afolabi, Anthony Taiwo Adenekan, Ige Oluwatosin Taiwo, Oluwabanke Gold Akanbi

741-747.


Problem gambling among secondary school adolescents in Enugu, Nigeria

Awoere T Chinawa, Edmund N Ossai, Paul C Odinka, Obinna C Nduaguba, Jaclyn I Odinka, Ann E Aronu, Josephat M Chinawa

748-757.



Restless legs syndrome in chronic renal failure patients on dialysis

Carin Behrens van Tonder, Gina Joubert, Anand Moodley

764-777.


Erratum to: colorectal cancer in a region of western of Algeria: results of 581 cases in 5 years

Bouchra Dahmani, Lamia Boublenza, Naffissa Chabni, Dalale Behar, Hafida Hassaine, Nabila Masdoua, Amira Nahet, Kaouel Meguenni, Ilyes Zatla

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