Junko Yasuoka32
Krishna C Poudel18
Akira Shibanuma13
Keiko Otsuka12
Kimiyo Kikuchi10
32Junko Yasuoka
18Krishna C Poudel
13Akira Shibanuma
12Keiko Otsuka
10Kimiyo Kikuchi
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BACKGROUND In many developing countries, adolescents have become increasingly prone to engage in habitual risky sexual behavior such as early sexual initiation and unprotected sex. The objective of this study was to identify the operation of risk and protective factors in individual, family, peer, school, and community domains in predicting risky sexual(More)
BACKGROUND School children have been increasingly recognized as health messengers for malaria control. However, little evidence is available. The objective of this study was to determine the impact of school-based malaria education intervention on school children and community adults. METHODS This study was conducted in the Dangme-East district of the(More)
  • Junko Yasuoka, Krishna C Poudel, Kalpana Poudel-Tandukar, Chea Nguon, Po Ly, Duong Socheat +1 other
  • 2010
BACKGROUND Malaria continues to be a major public health problem in remote forested areas in Cambodia. As a national strategy to strengthen community-based malaria control, the Cambodian government has been running the Village Malaria Worker (VMW) project since 2001. This study sought to examine the nature and quality of the VMWs' services. METHODS Data(More)
BACKGROUND Conducting iron supplementation programs has been a major strategy to reduce iron deficiency anemia in pregnancy. However, only a few countries have reported improvements in the anemia rate at a national level. The strategies used for control of nutrition problems need regular review to maintain and improve their effectiveness. The objective of(More)
  • Kimiyo Kikuchi, Evelyn Ansah, Sumiyo Okawa, Akira Shibanuma, Margaret Gyapong, Seth Owusu-Agyei +4 others
  • 2015
BACKGROUND The United Nations' Millennium Development Goals call for improving maternal and child health status. Their progress, however, has been minimal and uneven across countries. The continuum of care is a key to strengthening maternal, newborn, and child health. In this context, the Japanese government launched the Ghana Ensure Mothers and Babies(More)
  • Bruno F Sunguya, Krishna C Poudel, Keiko Otsuka, Junko Yasuoka, Linda B Mlunde, David P Urassa +2 others
  • 2011
BACKGROUND The prevalence of HIV/AIDS has exacerbated the impact of childhood undernutrition in many developing countries, including Tanzania. Even with the provision of antiretroviral therapy, undernutrition among HIV-positive children remains a serious problem. Most studies to examine risk factors for undernutrition have been limited to the general(More)
AIMS To explore the association between MMORPG addiction and mental health status, and between self-control ability and mental health status among young male MMORPG players in Hanoi, Vietnam. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 10 computer game rooms were randomly selected out of 77 in five communes in Hanoi. From these game rooms, 350 MMORPG players(More)
Myanmar is a developing country with considerable humanitarian needs, rendering its pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) an especially high priority. Yet progress to date remains under-examined on key fronts. Particularly within the three health-related MDGs (MDGs 4, 5, and 6), the limited data reported point to patchy levels of achievement.(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common gynecological condition that can affect quality of life (QOL) in women. In Nepal, the prevalence of POP is high, but many affected women are still deprived of treatment. Vaginal hysterectomy with pelvic floor repair is one of the common treatment options for advanced POP. However, QOL outcomes after surgery(More)
  • Linda B Mlunde, Krishna C Poudel, Bruno F Sunguya, Jessie K K Mbwambo, Junko Yasuoka, Keiko Otsuka +2 others
  • 2012
BACKGROUND The number of people newly infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been decreasing in sub-Saharan Africa, but prevalence of the infection remains unacceptably high among young people. Despite the alarming pervasiveness of the virus, young people in this region continue to engage in risky sexual behaviors including unprotected sexual(More)