Chinomnso C. Nnebue

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BACKGROUND In developing countries, biological contaminants largely bacteria and other parasites constitute the major causes of food-borne diseases often transmitted through food, water, nails, and fingers contaminated with faeces. Accordingly, food-handlers with poor personal hygiene could be potential sources of infections by these micro-organisms. (More)
BACKGROUND Disease surveillance and notification (DSN) is part of the Health Management Information System (HMIS) which comprises databases, personnel, and materials that are organized to collect data which are utilized for informed decision making. The knowledge about DSN is very important for the reporting of notifiable diseases. OBJECTIVE The aim of(More)
Introduction: Tuberculosis is a highly feared disease, known for centuries to affect, debilitate, impoverish large sections of the population and continues to ravage the world and especially the developing world. TB is curable and its effective treatment has shown a significant effect on the control of the disease. Methodology: This was a retrospective(More)
BACKGROUND Determining the contraceptive choices among the women is the first step in scaling up family planning methods. OBJECTIVE To determine the contraceptive choices and practices as well as the underlining factors among market women in Nnewi, southeastern Nigeria. SUBJECTS/METHOD This is a cross sectional descriptive study of market women, that(More)
BACKGROUND In order to scale up Antenatal services, there is need to determine the factors that deter women from accessing antenatal care. AIM To determine the proximate factors that affect utilization of antenatal care among market women in Nnewi, southeastern Nigeria. MATERIALS/METHOD A cross sectional survey of 400 market women using semi structured(More)
BACKGROUND Under-reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) by the prescribers is a common public health problem. Monitoring of factors that influence ADR reporting will reduce risks associated with drug use; improve patients care, safety and treatment outcome. The aim of this study was to determine the factors associated with the reporting of ADRs by(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) caused by human immune deficiency virus (HIV), once dominated by infected males has become feminized especially in sub-Saharan Africa where the majority of adults living with the condition are females. Positive life styles, belonging to social support groups and stigma-free HIV services by providers may(More)
BACKGROUND Medical Scientists are beginning to understand better some of the trends in the changing disease and mortality patterns but policymakers need to know how to use this information to make decisions about the priorities for the health sector. This Paper is aimed at x-raying this shift in morbidity and mortality patterns and make recommendations for(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the adequacy of resources (human and material) for provision of maternal health services at the primary health care (PHC) level in Nnewi, Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study of women utilising maternal health services in four public PHC facilities in Nnewi selected using multistage sampling technique was done.(More)
BACKGROUND Postpartum Care is necessary to monitor and ensure return to normal of some physiological changes that occurred during pregnancy and delivery, and any abnormalities detected should be treated. The aim of this study is to describe the perception of and care seeking behaviour for maternal morbidity following childbirth among mothers in Enugu,(More)