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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 - Clarivate (Thompson Reuters) Impact factor (2018): 0.842. CiteScore (2018): 0.99.

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Vol 19, No 2 (2019)

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Maternal, adolescent and child health issues in low and middle income countries: towards achieving the sustainable development goals EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Grace Ndeezi i-iii
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.1
Infections: HIV and related-diseases, anti-microbial resistance and neglected tropical diseases EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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David Mukunya IV-V
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.2
Resurgence of non-communicable diseases in LMICs: a cause for concern? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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James K Tumwine VI-VIII
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.3
Circulating soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1, soluble endoglin and placental growth factor during pregnancy in normotensive women in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Muhammed Ogunlola, Poovendhree Reddy, Maureen N Sibiya, Laura O’Connor, Dorinda Borg, Firoza Haffejee, Shanaz Ghuman, Thembelihle Ngxongo, Nalini Govender 1821-1832
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.4
Maternal mortality trends at the Princess Marina and Nyangabwe referral hospitals in Botswana EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ludo Nkhwalume, Yohana Mashalla 1833-1840
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.5
A system approach to improving maternal and child health care delivery in Kenyan communities and primary care facilities: baseline survey on maternal health EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ann Mwangi, Mabel Nangami, John Tabu, David Ayuku, Edwin Were, Esamai Fabian 1841-1848
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.6
Women exposed to intimate partner violence: a Foucauldian discourse analysis of South African emergency nurses’ perceptions EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Anna van der Wath 1849-1857
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.7
Rubella virus, Toxoplasma gondii and Treponema pallidum congenital infections among full term delivered women in an urban area of Tanzania: a call for improved antenatal care EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mariam M Mirambo, Stephen E Mshana, Uwe Groβ 1858-1865
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.8
Hysterosalpingographic findings in infertility – what has changed over the years? EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olubukola AT Omidiji, Oluyemisi O Toyobo, Omololu Adegbola, Abiodun Fatade, Omodele A Olowoyeye 1866-1874
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.9
Attitude of married women towards contraceptive use in Ilorin Metropolis, Kwara State, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Lateef Omotosho Adegboyega 1875-1880
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.10
Examining sexual functions of women before and after menopause in Turkey EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Yurdagül Yağmur, İlksen Orhan 1881-1887
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.11
Depressive symptoms, sexual activity, and substance use among adolescents in Kampala, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Michael B Henry, Sabrina Bakeera Kitaka, Kizza Lubega, Sara A Snyder, Philip LaRussa, Betsy Pfeffer 1888-1896
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.12
Factors affecting child malnutrition in Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ashenafi Argaw Yirga, Henry G Mwambi, Dawit Getnet Ayele, Sileshi Fanta Melesse 1897- 1909
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.13
Patterns of paediatric emergency admissions and predictors of prolonged hospital stay at the children emergency room, University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Callistus OA Enyuma, Maxwell U Anah, Amelia Pousson, Olorunfemi G, Ibisomi L, Abang B E, Imoke E J 1910-1923
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.14
Determinants of adverse neonatal outcomes among postnatal women in Dar es Salaam -Tanzania EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Abubakari S Gwelo, Jackline V Mbishi 1924-1929
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.15
Risk factors of stillbirth among mothers delivered in public hospitals of Central Zone, Tigray, Ethiopia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hagos Tasew, Micheal Zemicheal, Girmay Teklay, Teklewoini Mariye 1930-1937
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.16
Seroprevalence of HBV among people living with HIV in Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Cornelius Arome Omatola, Joshua Idofe, Martin-Luther Oseni Okolo, Patience Omebije Adejo, Mesach Maunta Maina, Joseph Abraham Oyiguh 1938-1946
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.17
The prevalence and clinical profile of adrenocortical deficiency among HIV infected persons in Northern Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Iorhen E Akase, Abdurazaq G Habib, Adamu G Bakari, Hamza Muhammad 1947-1952
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.18
Neurological disorders in HIV in Africa: a review EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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William P Howlett 1953-1977
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.19
Classification and description of chronic pain among HIV positive patients in Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Emmanuel K Mwesiga, Mark Kaddumukasa, Levicatus Mugenyi, Noeline Nakasujja 1978-1987
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.20
The impact of hepatitis C viremia status on lung functions in chronic hepatitis c patients EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tayibe Bal, Yusuf Onlen, Cenk Babayigit, Yusuf Yumer, Selma Ilkay Sahin 1988-1992
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.21
Stability of a monovalent rotavirus vaccine after exposure to different temperatures observed in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Osaretin Emmanuel Asowata, Olubisi Titilayo Ashiru, A Willem Sturm, Prashini Moodley 1993-1999
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.22
Dengue fever – an update review and implications for Nigeria, and similar countries EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Akaninyene Otu, Bassey Ebenso, Aniekan Etokidem, Okechukwu Chukwuekezie 2000-2007
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.23
Epidemiology of resistance and phenotypic characterization of carbapenem resistance mechanisms in Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates at Sahloul University Hospital-Sousse, Tunisia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Aziza Messaoudi, Wejdène Mansour, Nedia Jaidane, Chrifa Chaouch, Noureddine Boujaâfar, Olfa Bouallègue 2008-2020
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.24
Prevalence of infectious multi-drug resistant bacteria isolated from immunocompromised patients in Tunisia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Arij Mechergui, Wafa Achour, Sondos Mathlouthi, Assia Ben Hassen 2021-2025
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.25
Detection and phenotypic characterization of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from clinical and community samples in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ariom T O, Iroha I R, Moses I B, Iroha C S, Ude U I, Kalu A C 2026-2035
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.26
Molecular identification of diarrheal Aeromonas using immuno magnetic polymerase chain reaction (IM-PCR) technique: a comparative study with conventional culture method EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kannan Subbaram, Mansour K Gatasheh, Khaldun M Al Azzam, Hemalatha Kannan 2036-2042
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.27
Zinc oxide nanoparticles inhibits quorum sensing and virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Moustafa M Saleh, Refa't A Sadeq, Hemat K Abdel Latif, Hisham A Abbas, Momen Askoura 2043-2055
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.28
In vitro antibacterial and cytogenotoxicological properties of the aqueous extract of Cymbopogoncitratus Stapf (DC) leaf EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Joseph Omorogiuwa Erhabor, Rosemary Chinelo Erhabor, MacDonald ldu 2056-2067
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.29
An audit of surgical site infection following open prostatectomy in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Abdulkadir A Salako, Tajudeen A Badmus, Chiazor U Onyia, Rotimi A David, Ifedayo E Adejare, Adekunle O Lawal, Chigozie I Onyeze, Chinedu U Ndegbu 2068-2072
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.30
Bacterial etiology in early re-admission patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Jian Lin, Su-Su He, You-Zu Xu, Hai-Yan Li, Xiao-Mai Wu, Jia-Xi Feng 2073-2081
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.31
Seroprevalence and determinants of Helicobacter pylori infection among asymptomatic under-five children at a Tertiary Hospital in the South-Western region of Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Adefunke O Babatola, Felix O Akinbami, Olugbenga O Adeodu, Temitope O Ojo, Martins O Efere, Oladele S Olatunya 2082- 2090
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.32
Predictors of recurrent TB in sputum smear and culture positive adults: a prospective cohort study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Grace Muzanyi, Y Mulumba, Paul Mubiri, Harriet Mayanja, John L Johnson, Ezekiel Mupere 2091-2099
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.33
Assessment of community knowledge, attitude, and stigma of Buruli ulcer disease in Southern Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Charles Chukwunalu Nwafor, Anthony Meka, Joseph Ngozi Chukwu, Ngozi Ekeke, Chukwuka Alphonsus, Obinna Mbah, Nelson Okechukwu Madichie, Ufuoma Aduh, Matthew Ogbeifo, Bola Olubakin IseOluwa-Adelokiki, Joseph Ezebunafor Edochie, Joseph Ushaka, Kingsley Nnanna Ukwaja 2100-2111
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.34
Outcome of cardiovascular risk assessment among rural community dwellers in ezionum, Nigeria-implications for public health EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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David U Adje, Felicia E Williams, Azuka C Oparah 2112-2120
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.35
Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors in ischemic stroke: a meta-analysis EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Qinyuan Cui 2121- 2129
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.36
Right ventricular systolic function in Nigerians with heart failure secondary to hypertensive heart disease EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Adewoye Ifeoluwa A, Adewole Adesoji Adebiyi, Adeoye Abiodun M, Aje Akinyemi 2130-2139
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.37
Cyclin D1 overexpression in Algerian breast cancer women: correlation with CCND1 amplification and clinicopathological parameters EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Latifa Mohammedi, Fatima Djilali Doula, Farida Mesli, Rachid Senhadji 2140-2146
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.38
Association of inflammatory biomarkers with lung cancer in North Indian population EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Priyanka Gaur, Sandeep Bhattacharya, Surya Kant, R AS Kushwaha, Rajiv Garg, Gaurav Singh, Sarika Pandey 2147-2155
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.39
Polysaccharides obtained from mycelia of Cordyceps militaris attenuated doxorubicin-induced cytotoxic effects in chemotherapy EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Ruo-Kai Lin, Chen-Yen Choong, Wei-Hsuan Hsu, Chen-Jei Tai, Cheng-Jeng Tai 2156-2163
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.40
Association of Vitamin D receptor gene BsmI polymorphism with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Pakistani population EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hussain Fatma, Sattar Naila Abdul 2164-2171
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.41
A quantitative assessment of the views of mental health professionals on exercise for people with mental illness: perspectives from a low-resource setting EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Davy Vancampfort, Robert Stanton, Michel Probst, Marc De Hert, Ruud van Winkel, Inez Myin-Germeys, Eugene Kinyanda, James Mugisha 2172-2182
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.42
The disuse of hearing aids in elderly people diagnosed with a presbycusis at an old age home, in Johannesburg, South Africa: a pilot study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Nomfundo Moroe, Nikita Vazzana 2183-2188
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.43
Hospital-acquired acute kidney injury prevalence in in adults at a South African tertiary hospital EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kate Fenna, Rajiv T Erasmus, Annalise E Zemlin 2189-2197
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.44
Aerobic exercise modulates cytokine profile and sleep quality in elderly EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Shehab M Abd El-Kader, Osama H Al-Jiffri 2198-2207
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.45
Staff perceptions of patient safety culture in general surgery departments in Turkey EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mesut Teleş, Sıdıka Kaya 2208-2218
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.46
Annona stenophylla aqueous extract stimulate glucose uptake in established C2Cl2 muscle cell lines EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Tafadzwa Taderera, Lameck Shoriwa Chagonda, Exnevia Gomo, David Katerere, Leshweni J Shai 2219-2229
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.47
Colour vision deficiency among students in Lagos State, Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Olalekan A Oduntan, Khathutshelo P Mashige, Franklin E Kio 2230- 2236
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.48
Faculty’s experience of a formal mentoring programme: the perfect fit EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Lizeth Roets, Elsie Janse van Rensburg, Johanna Lubbe 2237-2242
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.49
Effect of nutrient intakes on anthropometric profiles among university students from a selected private University in Klang Valley, Malaysia EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Hui Chin Koo, Hadirah Z, Airina A, Nurul Alifatul R Amrina, Faziela N 2243-2251
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.50
The effectiveness of basic life support training on nursing students’ knowledge and basic life support practices: a non-randomized quasi-experimental study EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Selmin Kose, Semiha Akin, Onur Mendi, Sonay Goktas 2252-2262
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.51
Challenges faced by student accoucheurs during clinical placement at the free state maternal health care institutions EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Maureen Nokuthula Sibiya, Siphiwe Themba Madlala, Thembelihle Sylvia Ngxongo 2263-2269
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.52
Association between parental involvement and academic achievement of deaf children at Mulago school for the deaf, Kampala, Uganda EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Josephine Akellot, Paul Bangirana 2270-2281
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.53
Real time sonography as an anatomy teaching aid in undergraduate radiography institutions in Northern Nigeria EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Mohammed S Umar, Joseph D Zira, Prince A Ogenyi, Ginikanwa Njokwu, Fati D Malgwi, Moi A Silas, Shem S Laushongo 2282-2289
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.54
Rectus sheath hematoma and retroperitoneal bleeding due to rivaroxaban: a case report EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Elif Börekci 2290- 2293
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.55
Diagnostic challenges and surgical management of co-existent osteoblastoma and aneurysmal bone cyst of the lumbar spine in a child: case report EMAIL FREE FULL TEXT
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Kaunda Ibebuike, Mark Roussot, James Watt, Garret Skead, Robert Dunn 2294-2301
http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ahs.v19i2.56


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