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Implementation of Free Maternal Services among Postnatal Women in Selected Public Hospitals in Nyanza, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2018)
Financial-related barriers to accessing conventional maternal health services is a major bottleneck in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) with about 600,000 maternal deaths occurring worldwide. Over 90% of these deaths ...
Use of Counseling to Mitigate Psychological Morbidity After Stillbirth Among Women in Kitui And Machakos Counties, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2019-11)
Stillbirth is a baby born without any signs of life weighing at least 1000grams or with at least 28 weeks gestation. There is no burden affecting families is big and yet invisible in society and global arena as stillbirth. ...
The inference of immunochromatographic test, microscopy and polymerase chain reaction in diagnosis of lymphatic filariasis in Tana Delta, Kenya
The current diagnostictests for Wuchereriabancrofti infections are insensitive and logistically unsuitable in epidemiological studies and disease surveillance. Although needing refinement, potentially sensitive polymerase ...
Adherence and Treatment Outcomes among Patients with Comorbidity of Depression and Other Mental Disorders attending Psychiatric Hospitals in Rwanda
Mental disorders constitute a serious public health problem. Besides, the co-morbidities of mental disorders pose a major problem with regard to adherence and treatment outcomes. This pseudo-longitudinal study aimed to ...
Effects of Training Health Workers in Cultural Competence on Satisfaction with Maternity Services Among Women in Elgeyo-Marakwet County, Kenya.
(Kenyatta University, 2020-10)
A culturally competent health workforce is recognized as a priority reform area in health management as well as in improving maternal healthcare indicators in vulnerable and marginalized settings. Yet modalities of integrating ...
Health burden of wildlife induced injuries among the Maasai cattle herders in Kajiado County, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2016-11)
Wildlife induced injuries are a major but neglected emerging public health problem which contributes significantly to high mortality and morbidity among cattle herders. The objectives of the study were to determine the ...
Effectiveness of Albendazole on Soil Transmitted Nematodes Among School Going Children in Kakamega County, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2020-02)
Soil-Transmitted Nematodes (STNs) are roundworms transmitted through faecally contaminated soil. Globally, major STNs include Ascaris lumbricoides, Trichuris trichiura and hookworm (Necator americanus and Ancylostoma ...
Determinants of Psychosocial Well-Being of Children (10-17 Years) Affected by Hiv and Aids in Kiambu County, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2019-09)
Children affected by HIV and AIDS (CAHA) are faced with psychological, social and economic challenges among others. HIV and AIDS has compounded the situation posing more suffering to children whose parents have died of the ...
Predictors of HIV and Pulmonary TB Infections among Injection Drug Users in Mombasa County, Kenya
(Kenyatta University, 2015-09)
Drivers, decision making processes and outcomes of unsafe abortion in four districts of Siaya County, Kenya .
Unsafe abortion is a major public health problem causing 13% and 30% of maternal deaths globally and in Kenya respectively. Despite this, the drivers of the practice in Kenyan communities are scarcely documented. Further, ...