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: 2023-12-27




A comparative analysis of two national tuberculosis reporting systems and their impact on tuberculosis case notification in Uganda

Kiyemba Timothy , Makabayi-Mugabe Rita , Kirirabwa Nicholas Sebuliba, Tumwesigye Philip , Zawedde-Muyanja Stella , Ocero Andrew , Nkolo Abel , Quinto Ebony , Turyahabwe Stavia

13-20


Acceptability of hair harvest as a method of tuberculosis therapeutic drug monitoring among adult pulmonary TB patients: a qualitative study

Muzanyi Grace , Mafigiri David.K , Salata Robert , Joloba Moses , Mukonzo Jackson , Ntale Mohammed , Mubiri Paul , Bbosa Godfrey

21-27


Isoniazid hair drug levels among TB patients as a tool to monitor adherence, exposure, and TB treatment outcomes and its acceptability in a multicultural setting. A narrative review

Muzanyi Grace , Ntale Muhammad , Salata Robert , Joloba Moses , Mukonzo Jackson , Mafigiri David K , Mubiri Paul , Bbosa Godfrey

28-34


Preferred techniques of hair harvest for medical testing among adult pulmonary TB patients

Muzanyi Grace , Mafigiri David K , Salata Robert , Joloba Moses , Mukonzo Jackson , Ntale Muhammad , Mubiri Paul , Bbosa Godfrey

35-41




Clinical characteristics and variables associated with COVID-19 morbidity and mortality in Luanda, Angola, in the first year of the pandemic

Arrais Margarete LT , Dias Welwitschia A F , Silva Maura P A , Neto Luquenia E S , Pedro Naiol M F , Jungo Sónia F. I , Miguel Avelina R. C , Fortes-Gabriel Elsa M. V, Sebastião Cruz S , Gama Jorge M. R , Brito Miguel D

51-63


Comparison between abdominal CT findings in intensive care unit (ICU) and non-ICU patients with Covid-19: experience from a tertiary care hospital

Himanshu Goyal , Binit Sureka , Nachiketa Mangaraj , Ashish Agarwal , Nikhil Kothari , MK Garg , Mithu Banerjee , Ashwini Agarwal , Pawan Garg , Taruna Yadav , Pushpinder Khera

64-74


Healthcare professionals’ perceived stigmatization about direct care of COVID-19 Patients: development and validation of the discrimination about COVID-19 (DisCOV-19) instrument

Isah Abdulmuminu , Aguiyi-Ikeanyi Chinelo Nneka , Ekwuofu Chibueze Anosike Azubuike , Aluh Deborah Oyine , Ukoha-kalu Blessing Onyinye , Adibe Maxwell Ogochukwu , Ukwe Chinwe Victoria , Abdullahi Abubakar Sadiq

75-84


High resolution chest computed tomography findings in patients with clinically suspected COVID-19 pneumonia in Uganda: a cross-sectional study

Nassanga Rita , Mubuuke Aloysius Gonzaga , Mangun Randhawa , Tumusiime Max Crescent , Geoffrey Erem , Nabbosa Valeria , Olweny Francis , Ameda Faith , Bugeza Sam

85-101


Morphological abnormalities of leukocytes in SARS-CoV-2 infection

Amine Moueden , Reda Messaoudi , Mokhtar Derouiche

102-107


Knowledge, attitudes and practices of Moroccan cancer patients and their relatives towards the COVID-19 pandemic

Nouari Nadia , Lamtali Saloua , Sebbani Majda , Khouchani Mouna , Amine Mohamed , Adarmouch Latifa

108-121


Performance of two SARS-CoV-2 rapid antigen detection tests in resource limited settings, the case of Mali

Fatimata Diallo , Bassirou Diarra , Sadio Sarro Yeya dit , Mohamed Tolofoudie , Mahamoudou Toure , Dramane Diallo , Georges Togo Antieme Combo , Sidy Bane , Mohamed Abdou , Sy Konate Mama , Razakou Dicko Abdoul , Ibrehima Guindo , Shaw Saliba Katy , Amadou Kone , Mahamadou Diakite , Seydou Doumbia

122-131


Negative experiences and coping strategies to stressful situations by undergraduate University students during Covid- 19 lockdown period in Uganda

Kisuza Ruth Ketty , Kicaber Saviour , Olum Ronald , Nassozi Dianah Rhoda , Wembabazi Abel , Namagembe Jennifer , Akot Enid , Abila Derrick Bary , Bongomin Felix , Orach Christopher Garimoi

132-142




Bolstering the willingness to uptake covid-19 vaccination through multidisciplinary health communication intervention: a cue for reaching herd immunity in Nigeria

Ibenyenwa Ndidi C , Onyekwere Ogechi K , Ugwu Ndubuisi F , Adams Adijat B , Ajewole Philip I , Makinde Veronica I , Onyekachi Blessing N , Anibueze Anselm U , Opele J K , Nwogu Onyemaechi F

168-176





Rapid cholera outbreak control following catastrophic landslides and floods: A case study of Bududa district, Uganda

Bwire Godfrey , Tumuhairwe Imelda , Kwagonza Leocadia , Wetaka Milton Makoba , Nakinsige Anne , Arinitwe Emmanuel Samuel , Kemirembe Julian , Muruta Allan , Mugero Charles , Nalwadda Christine K , Okware Samuel I

203-215







Co expression of EGFR and CD10 in patients with phyllodes tumors of the breast: a single centre experience in North Western Algeria

Belhadj Amina , Brikci Samia Bekkal , Akhrouf Chahinez , Belhadj Adel , Medjamia Miloud , Sahraoui Tewfik

266-274


Predictive factors of axillary lymph node involvement in Tunisian women with early breast cancer

Leila Achouri , Ines Zemni , Amani Jallali , Houyem Mansouri , Najet Mahjoub , Houda Henchiri

275-283




Hypertension: risk perception and health seeking behaviour of long-distance drivers in Port Harcourt

Hart David , Maduka Omosivie , John Amarachi , Chinonye Kemdirim , Ndubuisi Opurum , Abiasianam Uduak

315-323


Prevalence and associated factors of hypertension among type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in Lautech teaching hospital, Osogbo, Nigeria

Adeniyi Opeyemi A , Eniade Olanrewaju D , Olarinmoye Abayomi T , Abiodun Bukola A , Okedare Omowumi O , Eniade Adenike A , Atolagbe James E

324-332


Platelet indices in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a simple glucoregulation monitoring tool

Dobrijević Dejan , Antić Jelena , Rakić Goran , Andrijević Ljiljana

333-338



Rising prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus and its associated risk factors in Makurdi, North-Central Region of Nigeria

Basil Bruno , Mba Izuchukwu N, Gav Terna A , Myke-Mbata Blessing K , Swende Terrumun Z , Adebisi Simeon A

348-355



Frequency of red blood cell allo-immunization in patients undergoing blood transfusion at the Uganda Cancer Institute

Okello Clement D , Shih Andrew W , Nabwana Martin , Kiwanuka Noah , Heddle Nancy , Mayanja-Kizza Harriet , Orem Jackson

362-370




Associations between sexual violence and women's sexual self-consciousness

Sara Ghaffarian Jafarzade , Zahra Bostani khalesi , Maryam Niknami , Saman Maroufizadeh

391-398



Frequency of domestic violence in pregnancy and its adverse maternal outcomes among Pakistani women

Shahmir Hussain Sana , Shafaq Makhdoom , Samia Husain , Aruna Hira , Khadija Bano , Haleema Yasmin

406-414





Evaluation of the anatomical locations and sizes of uterine fibroids from ultrasound examination in Ghana

Edzie Emmanuel Kobina Mesi , Dzefi-Tettey Klenam , Brakohiapa Edmund Kwakye , Gorleku Philip Narteh , Aidoo Eric , Amoah Stephen Kwaku , Asiamah Samuel , Quarshie Frank , Nimo Obed , Raj Amrit , Kpobi Joshua Mensah , Boadi Evans , Edzie Richard Ato , Turkson Veronica , Kusodzi Henry , Asemah Abdul Raman

438-450



Risk factors for infertility and barriers to treatment in Tanzania: a survey and medical records study

Groene Emily A , Mutabuzi Cyrialis , Chinunje Dickson , Shango Ester , Mkhoi Mkhoi L , Mason Susan M , Kulasingam Shalini , Majinge Charles R

462-471






Magnitude of stunting and its determinant factors among children age 6-59 months at Debre Tabor comprehensive specialized hospital, South Gondar zone, North central Ethiopia, 2020

Feleke Dejen Getaneh , Chanie Ermias Sisay , Wubet Gashaw Mehiret , Amare Abrham Tsedalu , Demelash Agimasie Tigabu , Desale Aragaw Tesfaw , Yimer Reta Dewau , Tesema Ayechew Ademas

508-523



The unique contributions of depression and anxiety to suicidal ideation among Nigerian secondary school students: a cross-sectional survey

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

537-550



Prevalence, pattern and determinants of substance abuse among youths in a rural community of Osun State, Southwest Nigeria

Idowu Ajibola , Aremu Ayodele Olatayo , Akanbi Ibukun Mary , Eseigbe Gloria , Adewale Victoria , Awubite Loliya , Adebayo Olumide , Arisa Daniella , Adetona Blessing , Olaniyan Ayomikun , Olafisoye Ebunoluwa , Olorunshola Oluwaseyi , Eyitayo Jesulayomi , Ogunlana Omotolani , Aboloye Oluwaseye , Mayor Anatasia , Olatunde Emmanuel

563-574


Phenotypic and cytogenetic variability of patau syndrome in Morocco

hammou Hanane Ait , Sennaoui Mariam , Bouzid Fatimazahra , Dafir Kenza , Qabli Meriem El , Akallakh Hassan , Mansouri Maria , Maoulainine Fadl Mrabih Rabou , Bouskraoui Mohammed , Aboussair Nisrine

575-581


Mothers/caregivers’ knowledge of routine childhood immunization and vaccination status in children aged, 12-23 months in Ilorin, Nigeria

Ariyibi Solomon O , Ojuawo Ayodele I , Ibraheem Rasheedat M , Afolayan Folake M , Ibrahim Olayinka R

582-591


Total intravenous anaesthesia in rural sub-Saharan Africa: report of 25 cases

Ramses Marrero-Garcia , Aleix Clusella , Diego Prendes , Ramón Soliva-Domínguez , Teresa Vives

592-597


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