Adekunle Fakunle

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All 26 traditional birth attendants (TBAs) and their 109 clients in 15 settlements in Atakumosa West Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria were interviewed to assess TBA training, practices and utilisation. The study showed that more than 80% of TBAs were older women with more than four children, practiced single-handedly and held other occupations. About(More)
BACKGROUND Whether left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is determined by similar genomic and environmental risk factors with stroke, or is simply an intermediate stroke marker, is unknown. OBJECTIVES We present a research plan and preliminary findings to explore the overlap in the genomic and environmental determinants of LVH and stroke among Africans(More)
BACKGROUND Africa has a growing burden of stroke with associated high morbidity and a 3-year fatality rate of 84%. Cardiac disease contributes to stroke occurrence and outcomes, but the precise relationship of abnormalities as noted on a cheap and widely available test, the electrocardiogram (ECG), and acute stroke outcomes have not been previously(More)
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