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Delivery Practices and Associated Factors among Mothers Seeking Child Welfare Services in Selected Health Facilities in Nyandarua South District, Kenya
- Carol Wanjira, M. Mwangi, E. Mathenge, G. Mbugua, Z. Ng'ang'a
- Medicine, PsychologyBMC public health
- 21 May 2011
Among the mothers interviewed, utilization of skilled delivery attendance services was still low with a high number of deliveries being attended by unqualified lay persons, and there is need to implement cost effective and sustainable measures to improve the quality of maternal health services.
Strong Association between Human and Animal Brucella Seropositivity in a Linked Study in Kenya, 2012–2013
Evidence is provided of a strong association between human and animal seropositivity at the household level and Brucella immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies among humans and animals in Kenya.
Factors associated with non-adherence to highly active antiretroviral therapy in Nairobi, Kenya
The study found better adherence to HAART in Nairobi compared to previous studies in Kenya, however, this can be improved further by employing fitting strategies to improve patients' ability to fit therapy in own lifestyle and cue-dose training to impact forgetfulness.
Rickettsia felis Infection in Febrile Patients, Western Kenya, 2007–2010
To determine previous exposure and incidence of rickettsial infections in western Kenya during 2007–2010, hospital-based surveillance found Rickettsia felis DNA was 2.2× more likely to be detected in febrile than in afebrile persons.
Factors associated with severity of road traffic injuries, Thika, Kenya
- Eric Osoro Mogaka, Z. Ng'ang'a, J. Oundo, J. Omolo, E. Luman
- Medicine, Political ScienceThe Pan African medical journal
- 10 March 2011
Interventions and measures such as use of reflective jackets and helmets by two wheel users and enhanced road visibility could help reduce the severity of road traffic injuries.
Concomitant infections of Plasmodium falciparum and Wuchereria bancrofti on the Kenyan coast
Concerted efforts should be made to integrate the control of malaria and bancroftian filariasis in areas where they co-exist to reduce mosquito survivorship making transmission of such infections rare.
Resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Nairobi.
- P. Ndung'u, S. Kariuki, Z. Ng'ang'a, G. Revathi
- MedicineJournal of infection in developing countries
- 12 January 2012
The high resistance observed in isoniazid, which is a first-line drug, could result in an increase in multidrug resistance unless control programs are strengthened.
A review of Leishmaniasis in Eastern Africa
The population-based burden of influenza-associated hospitalization in rural western Kenya, 2007-2009.
In a rural district of western Kenya, the rate of influenza-associated hospitalization was highest among children aged less than 5 years and among those tested for influenza virus, respectively.
Sero-prevalence for Hepatitis B virus among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic in Juba Teaching Hospital, Republic of South Sudan
- A. L. Kirbak, Z. Ng'ang'a, J. Omolo, H. Idris, A. Usman, W. Mbabazi
- MedicineThe Pan African medical journal
- 20 February 2017
These study findings show that only 29% of infants in Juba county are born to immune mothers (naturally or vaccine induced) and the remaining 70% of babies would be at risk of infection, if a birth dose of Hepatitis B is not provided.