Published byAnnette Gerritsen
Published on12 May 2017
The Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health is a peer reviewed, open access journal, with an international editorial board. Integrating biomedical, social and environmental sciences, we welcome a wide range of contributions with an emphasis on development and lower income settings in order to support the evidence base for disease prevention and control.
Some interesting articles relating to the African setting that have been published are:
- Socioeconomic and behavioural risk factors for infection of visceral leishmaniasis gedaref state – Sudan 2015: In Sudan visceral leishmaniasis is one of the most important infectious diseases. Social, economic, and behavioral factors play an important role in establishing individual and population-wide vulnerability.
- Delayed submission of sputum specimen by adult tuberculosis (TB) suspects in Mzimba district in Malawi: Tuberculosis continues to be a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Sputum examination is one of the methods through which TB cases are detected from the community hence timely submission of sputum specimen is vital.
- Descriptive analysis of measles cases seen in a tertiary health facility in Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria – implication of disease eradication: Measles is a vaccine preventable viral disease that affects mostly children under-five years of age. It is highly contagious infection associated with high morbidity and mortality.
- Determinants of inequalities in self-perceived health among the urban poor in Kenya: A gender perspective: Little is known of the social determinants of gender inequalities in self-perceived health among the urban poor in developing economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Nutritional status of in-school adolescents in Ekiti state, Nigeria: Obesity has been reported as a potential health problem in developing countries despite the prevailing poor socio-economic situation.
- Social determinants of tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review: Ensuring an efficient and equitable delivery of quality assured diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) is the major drive of the TB control programme and the alternatives for incorporating preventative efforts have not yet been fully considered.