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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.

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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 17, No 3 (2017)

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Articles

Editorial: Sexuality, mother-child health and infectious diseases EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K. Tumwine
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.1
Efficacy of combined traditional Chinese medicine spray with premature ejaculation desensitization therapy for the treatment of primary premature ejaculation EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ying-Dong Cui, Shu-Bin Hu, Bo Wu, Shi-Jun Li, Kui Xiang, Zhao-Lin Liao, Hui-Ping Zhang, Chang-Hong Zhu, Meng Rao 606-613
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.2
Early sexual debut: prevalence and risk factors among secondary school students in Ido-ekiti, Ekiti state, South-West Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kabir Adekunle Durowade, Oluwole Adeyemi Babatunde, Lukman Omotayo Omokanye, Olusegun Elijah Elegbede, Lawrence Majekodunmi Ayodele, Kayode Razaq Adewoye, Stella Adetokunbo, Charles O. Olomofe, Adegboyega A. Fawole, Oyebola Eyitayo Adebola, Temitope O. Olaniyan 614-622
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.3
Female sexual outcomes in primiparous women after vaginal delivery and cesarean section EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Fatemeh Nasiri Amiri, Shabnam Omidvar, Afsaneh Bakhtiari, Mahmood Hajiahmadi 623-631
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.4
Diagnosis and treatment of unconsummated marriage in an Iranian couple EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mahshid Bokaie, Zahra Bostani Khalesi, Seyed Mojtaba Yasini-Ardekani 632-636
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.5
A binary logistic regression model with complex sampling design of unmet need for family planning among all women aged (15-49) in Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Demeke Lakew Workie, Dereje Tesfaye Zike, Haile Mekonnen Fenta, Mulusew Admasu Mekonnen 637-646
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.6
Contribution of IgG avidity and PCR for the early diagnosis of toxoplasmosis in pregnant women from the North-Eastern region of Algeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hajira Berredjem, Hayette Aouras, Meriem Benlaifa, Imène Becheker, Mohamed Reda Djebar 647-656
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.7
Compliance with the consumption of iron and folate supplements by pregnant women in Mafikeng local municipality, North West province, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Xikombiso Mbhenyane, Matodzi Cherane 657-670
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.8
Determinants of obstetric fistula in Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Asrat Atsedeweyn Andargie, Abebe Debu 671-680
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.9
Effect of intimate partner violence on birth outcomes EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tariku Laelago, Tefera Belachew, Meseret Tamrat 681-689
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.10
Determinants of pre-lacteal feeding practices in urban and rural Nigeria; a population-based cross-sectional study using the 2013 Nigeria demographic and health survey data EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Anselm Shekwagu Berde, Siddika Songul Yalcin, Hilal Ozcebe, Sarp Uner, Ozge Karadag Caman 690-699
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.11
Assessment of policy makers’ individual and organizational capacity to acquire, assess, adapt and apply research evidence for maternal and child health policy making in Nigeria: a cross-sectional quantitative survey EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Chigozie Jesse Uneke, Issiaka Sombie, Namoudou Keita, Virgil Lokossou, Ermel Johnson, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo, Henry Chukwuemeka Uro-Chukwu 700-711
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.12
HIV-Sero- prevalence trend among blood donors in North East Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Bekele Sharew, Assefa Mulu, Brhanu Teka, Tigabu Tesfaye 712-718
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.13
Acute systemic inflammatory response after cardiac surgery in patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus using clinical and inflammatory markers EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mawande K.E. Gojo, Rosaley Prakaschandra 719-728
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.14
HIV counseling and testing practices among clients presenting at a market HIV clinic in Kampala, Uganda: a cross-sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Joseph K.B. Matovu, Paul W. Bukuluki, David K. Mafigiri, Harriet Mudondo 729-737
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.15
The relationship between patient-related factors and medication adherence among Nigerian patients taking highly active anti-retroviral therapy EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Sabina O. Nduaguba, Rebecca O. Soremekun, Olubusola A. Olugbake, Jamie C. Barner 738-745
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.16
Patients’ perceptions of a rural decentralised anti-retroviral therapy management and its impact on direct out-of-pocket spending EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Monique Lines, Fatima Suleman 746-752
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.17
Influence of faith-based organisations on HIV prevention strategies in Africa: a systematic review EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Marylyn A. Ochillo, Edwin van Teijlingen, Martin Hind 753-761
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.18
Hepatitis B virus DNA polymerase gene polymorphism based prediction of genotypes in chronic HBV patients from Western India EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yashwant G. Chavan, Sharad R. Pawar, Minal Wani, Amol D. Raut, Rabindra N. Misra 762-772
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.19
Prevalence of diabetes mellitus in newly diagnosed pulmonary tuberculosis in Beira, Mozambique EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Damiano Pizzol, Francesco Di Gennaro, Kajal D. Chhaganlal, Claudia Fabrizio, Laura Monno, Giovanni Putoto, Annalisa Saracino 773-779
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.20
Anti-mycobacterium tuberculosis activity of polyherbal medicines used for the treatment of tuberculosis in Eastern Cape, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Elizabeth B. Famewo, Anna M. Clarke, Ian Wiid, Andile Ngwane, Paul van Helden, Anthony J. Afolayan 780-789
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.21
Anti-bacterial, free radical scavenging activity and cytotoxicity of acetone extracts of Grewia flava EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Stella Makgabo Lamola, Jean Paul Dzoyem, Francien Botha, Candice van Wyk 790-796
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.22
Multidrug and vancomycin resistance among clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus from different teaching hospitals in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olajuyigbe Olufunmiso, Ikpehae Tolulope, Coopoosamy Roger 797-807
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.23
Repurposing metformin as a quorum sensing inhibitor in Pseudomonas aeruginosa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hisham A. Abbas, Ahmed M. Elsherbini, Moutaz A. Shaldam 808-819
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.24
Effects of meteorological factors on the incidence of meningococcal meningitis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Xue Bai, Bingxue Hu, Qi Yan, Ting Luo, Bo Qu, Nan Jiang, Jie Liu, Yaxin Zhu 820-826
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.25
Anti-plasmodial and anti-inflammatory activities of cyclotide-rich extract and fraction of Oldenlandia affinis (R. & S.) D.C. (Rubiaceae) EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Chukwuemeka Sylvester Nworu, Tochukwu Ifenyinwa Ejikeme, Adaobi Chioma Ezike, Okechukwu Ndu, Theophine Chinwuba Akunne, Collins Azubuike Onyeto, Paul Okpalanduka, Peter Achunike Akah 827-843
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.26
Common mental disorders among medical students in Jimma University, SouthWest Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Habtamu Kerebih, Mohammed Ajaeb, Hailemariam Hailesilassie 844-851
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.27
An investigation of the patterns and outcomes of Electroencephalographic (EEG) recording requests in the management of neuropsychiatric disorders in a teaching Hospital in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Peter Omoniyi Ajiboye, Olatunji Alao Abiodun, Alexander Ikponmwosa Ogbebor 852-858
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.28
Burden and factors associated with post-stroke depression in East central Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Sam Chidi Ibeneme, Akachukwu Nwosu, Canice Chukwudi Anyachukwu, Georgian C. Ibeneme, Muideen O. Bakare, Gerhard Fortwengel, Dnyanesh Limaye 859-867
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.29
Prevalence and correlates of anxiety and depression among family carers of cancer patients in a cancer care and treatment facility in Uganda: a cross-sectional study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Godfrey Katende, Lillian Nakimera 868-876
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.30
Burden, etiology and predictors of visual impairment among children attending Mulago National Referral Hospital eye clinic, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Patience Kinengyere, Samuel Kizito, John Baptist Kiggundu, Anne Ampaire, Geoffrey Wabulembo 877-885
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.31
The prevalence of and factors associated with tobacco smoking behavior among long-distance drivers in Lagos, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Obianuju B. Ozoh, Maxwell O. Akanbi, Casmir E. Amadi, William Vollmer, Nigel Bruce 886-895
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.32
Cigarette smoke condensate attenuates phorbol ester-mediated neutrophil extracellular trap formation EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Refilwe Philadelphia Bokaba, Ronald Anderson, Annette Johanna Theron, Gregory Ronald Tintinger 896-904
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.33
Dental caries experience and treatment needs of an adult female population in Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Folake Lawal, Omolola Alade 905-911
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.34
Methodological challenges in a study on falls in an older population of Cape Town, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Sebastiana Z. Kalula, Monica Ferreira, George H. Swingler, Motasim Badri, Avan A. Sayer 912-922
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.35
Onset and duration of cycloplegic action of 1% cyclopentolate – 1% tropicamide combination EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Samuel Kyei, Alfred Asiem Nketsiah, Kofi Asiedu, Agnes Awuah, Andrew Owusu-Ansah 923-932
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.36
Evaluation of iron transport from ferrous glycinate liposomes using Caco-2 cell model EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ding Baomiao, Yi Xiangzhou, Li Li, Yang Hualin 933-941
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.37
Client satisfaction in a faith-based health network: findings from a survey in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Constance Sibongile Shumba, Kenneth Kabali, Jonathan Miyonga, Jairus Mugadu, Luke Lakidi, Patrick Kerchan, Tonny Tumwesigye 942-953
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v17i3.38


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