African Journal of Primary Health Care & Family Medicine
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#1Manenji Mangundu (UNISA: University of South Africa)
#2Lizeth Roets (UNISA: University of South Africa)H-Index: 4
Last. Elsie Janse van Rensberg (UNISA: University of South Africa)
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Background: Accessibility of healthcare in rural areas is globally impeded by physical, material, human, financial and managerial resources and societal barriers in the healthcare system. Developing countries like Zimbabwe are significantly affected. Aim: The aim of this article was to share the perspectives of nurses and healthcare users (HCUs) in the rural areas of Zimbabwe with regard to the accessibility of healthcare. Setting: The study was conducted at 45 rural health facilities in Chegutu...
#1Andrew Scheibe (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 2
#2Shaun Shelly (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 2
Last. Urvisha Bhoora (University of Pretoria)
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Background: The Community Oriented Substance Use Programme (COSUP) is the first publicly funded, community-based programmatic response to the use of illegal substances in South Africa. It is founded on a systems thinking, public health and clinical care harm reduction approach. Aim: To describe the critical components, key issues and accomplishments in the initiation and delivery of evidence-based, community-oriented, substance-use health and care services. Setting: The Community Oriented Substa...
#1Esther Oluwakemi Oluwole (University of Lagos)H-Index: 2
#1Esther O Oluwole (University of Lagos)H-Index: 1
Last. Gbemisola Eniola Osanyin (University of Lagos)H-Index: 2
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Background: Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are of public health importance as over 1 million STIs are acquired daily worldwide. One-third of the new cases of curable STIs affect younger persons aged less than 25 years. Sexually transmitted infections can lead to severe complications beyond the immediate impact of infections as such. Aim: This study assessed knowledge of, attitude towards and preventive practices of STI among young unmarried persons in Surulere local government area (LGA)...
#1Roinah Nkhensani Ngunyulu (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 3
#2Nombulelo Veronica Sepeng (University of Pretoria)H-Index: 1
Last. Mmampeko D. Peu (University of Pretoria)
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Background: South Africa was caught off guard by the student unrest in 2015 and 2016. This unrest was named the #fees must fall campaign. During this campaign, students raised the issue of decolonisation of the curriculum, challenging the higher education fraternity and the academic community. This was based on the fact that the existing curriculum has inadequate content on African traditional indigenous knowledge (ATIK), and continues to use the Western approach to address the needs of a multic...
#1Grace O. Peters (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)
#2Mergan Naidoo (UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal)H-Index: 4
Background: The use of intermittent preventive treatment-sulphadoxine–pyrimethamine (IPT-SP), adapted by Nigeria, is one key preventive strategy recommended by the World Health Organization. Because antenatal clinics serve as the usual entry point for IPT-SP implementation, this study explored healthcare workers’ knowledge and practice, which are key to optimal IPT-SP coverage. Aim: This study aimed to explore the knowledge and practices of healthcare workers on the direct observation of IPT-SP ...
#1Jeremiah Laktabai (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 5
#1Jeremiah Laktabai (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 5
#2Stephen Reid (UCT: University of Cape Town)H-Index: 4
Last. Rose-Marie G. EwingH-Index: 1
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Background: In 2012, 38% of the South African population resided in the rural areas of the country. The professional healthcare services are concentrated in the urban areas, resulting in an imbalance between urban and rural healthcare services. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of a non-governmental organisation (NGO)-supported mobile healthcare service in a remote area. Setting: Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. Methods: The walking distance between the community and the n...
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