Iwu, Chinwe Juliana; Jordan, Portia; Jaja, Ishmael Festus; Iwu, Chidozie Declan; Wiysonge, Charles Shey(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-07-20)
There is currently no approved pharmaceutical product for the treatment
of COVID-19. However, antibiotics are currently being used for the
management of COVID-19 patients in many settings either treat to coinfections
Atuhaire, Catherine; Brennaman, Laura; Cumber, Samuel Nambile; Rukundo, Godfrey Zari; Nambozi, Grace(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-09-25)
INTRODUCTION : postpartum depression (PPD) continues to become one of the major maternal health challenges across the globe but there is a paucity of recent data on its magnitude in Africa. This study was motivated by the ...
Wirsiy, Frankline Sevidzem; Nkfusai, Claude Ngwayu; Bede, Fala; Nzoyom, Rosette Boseme; Cumber, Samuel Nambile(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-06-21)
COVID-19 Pandemic has the potential to overwhelm the underserved
health care systems of African countries characterized by inadequate
infrastructure and too few medical personnel. In responding to the
COVID-19 Pandemic, ...
Sielinou, Corine Blondo Kangmo; Anong, Damian; Cumber, Samuel Nambile; Cumber, Rosaline Yumumkah; Nkuo-Akenji, Theresa(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-07-22)
INTRODUCTION : malaria remains a major public
health problem in Cameroon. For a successful
malaria control, there is a need to evaluate the level
of awareness, attitude and perception of people
living in malaria endemic ...
BACKGROUND : Effective surveillance and response systems are vital to achievement of disease control and elimination goals. Kenya adopted the revised guidelines of the integrated disease surveillance and response system ...
BACKGROUND : Control of preventive chemotherapy-targeted neglected tropical diseases (PC-NTDs) relies on strengthened health systems. Efficient health information systems provide an impetus to achieving the sustainable ...
Ng’etich, Arthur K.S.; Voyi, K.V.V. (Kuku); Kirinyet, Ruth C.; Mutero, Clifford Maina(Public Library of Science, 2021-03)
BACKGROUND : The revised integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR) guidelines adopted by African member states in 2010 aimed at strengthening surveillance systems critical capacities. Milestones achieved through ...
Cox, Laura; Yah, Clarence S.(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-07-01)
INTRODUCTION : estimating the number of SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals
at any specific time point is always a challenge due to asymptomatic
cases, the incubation period and testing delays. Here we use an empirical
Kawala, Brenda Allen; Kirui, Brian Kibiwott; Cumber, Samuel Nambile(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-05-29)
The unprecedented novel Coronavirus disease, COVID-19, which
emerged in December 2019 has been labeled “disease X” by the World
Health Organization (WHO) based on its rate and extent of spread as
well as harsh ramifications. ...
The COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa is a severe
reminder of the brunt of emerging and re-emerging
infectious pathogens and the need for simple,
context-oriented, and sustainable health models to
combat them when the need ...
Kawala, Brenda Allen; Kirui, Brian Kibiwott; Cumber, Samuel Nambile(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-07-06)
According to the Ugandan Ministry of Health, as of 24th June 2020, Uganda had registered a total of 797 cases of COVID-19. Two months prior, a majority of the positive cases in Uganda had been linked to being spread by ...
Malaria, though curable, continues to be a major health and socioeconomic challenge. Malaria cases have been on the rise for the last two years in
the malaria-endemic region of South Africa. Thulamela ...
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a common vaginal condition in women of reproductive age.
During BV development, BV-associated bacteria may form a polymicrobial biofilm, which
predispose women to recurrent BV. The aim of the ...
BACKGROUND: End-stage-renal-failure (ESRF) patients attending clustered out-patient
dialysis are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Comorbidities render them
vulnerable to severe COVID-19. Although preventative and ...
Goncearenco, Alexander; LaBarre, Brenna A.; Petrykowska, Hanna M.; Jaratlerdsiri, Weerachai; Bornman, Maria S. (Riana); Turner, Stephen D.; Hayes, Vanessa M.; Elnitski, Laura(Taylor and Francis, 2021)
Genomes of KhoeSan individuals of the Kalahari Desert provide the greatest understanding of single
nucleotide diversity in the human genome. Compared with individuals in industrialized environments,
the KhoeSan have a ...
Maserame, Mojapele V.; Yah, Clarence S.; Rumbold, Karl(College of Medicine, University of Malawi and Medical Association of Malawi, 2020-12)
Containment of the COVID-19 pandemic relies on accurate data regarding symptoms, transmission, prevention, nature of the virus,
strains, immunological factors, relevant demographic and behavioural factors, and control ...
BACKGROUND : Malaria prevention in Africa is mainly through the use of long-lasting insecticide treated nets (LLINs).
The objective of the study was to assess the effect of supplementing LLINs with either larviciding with ...
Iwu, Chinwe Juliana; Jordan, Portia; Jaca, Anelisa; Iwu, Chidozie Declan; Schutte, Lorraine; Wiysonge, Charles Shey(African Field Epidemiology Network, 2020-10-13)
As coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases continue
to increase in Africa, healthcare workers (HCWs)
have a high risk of being infected and the risks may
be higher among those who work closely with
patients. The risks of ...
Kirigia, Joses M.; Muthuri, Rose Nabi Deborah Karimi(BioMed Central, 2020-04)
OBJECTIVE: According to the WHO coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation report 35, as of 24th February 2020, there
was a total of 77,262 confirmed COVID-19 cases in China. That included 2595 deaths. The specific objective ...
INTRODUCTION : Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) experience high incidence and prevalence
of sexually transmitted infections (STI), and data are needed to understand risk factors for STIs in these ...