Journal of Epidemiology and Global Health

Volume 9, Issue 2, June 2019

1. The Enduring Plague: How Tuberculosis in Canadian Indigenous Communities is Emblematic of a Greater Failure in Healthcare Equality

Sarah Hick
Pages: 89 - 92
Despite global strides made in prevention and treatment, tuberculosis (TB) remains an acute problem for Indigenous people in Canada. TB affects Indigenous communities at significantly higher rates than the general Canadian population, for whom it is a disease of the past. This paper suggests how colonialism...

2. Cross-border Collaboration to Improve Access to Medicine: Association of Southeast Asian Nations Perspective

Kah Seng Lee, Long Chiau Ming, Qi Ying Lean, Siew Mei Yee, Rahul Patel, Nur Akmar Taha, Yaman Walid Kassab
Pages: 93 - 97

3. Building Capacity for Mortality Statistics Programs: Perspectives from the Indonesian Experience

Chalapati Rao, Yuslely Usman, Matthew Kelly, Trijuni Angkasawati, Soewarta Kosen
Pages: 98 - 102
Information on deaths by age, sex, and cause are primary inputs for health policy and epidemiological research. Currently, most developing countries lack efficient death registration systems that generate these data on a routine and timely basis. The global community is promoting initiatives to establish...
Research Article

4. Depression in Rural Communities and Primary Care Clinics in Chiapas, Mexico

Michael L. Elliott, Mercedes Aguerrebere, Patrick F. Elliott
Pages: 103 - 106
Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide and can be diagnosed and treated in primary care clinics. No studies to date have demonstrated the prevalence of depression in rural, primary care settings in Mexico. The objective of this study is to describe the prevalence of visits for depression...
Research Article

5. Lassa Fever-associated Stigmatization among Staff and Students of the University of Benin, Nigeria

Stella Folajole Usifoh, Amienwanlen Eugene Odigie, Stephena Udinmande Ighedosa, Edwin Aihanuwa Uwagie-Ero, Isoken Tito Aighewi
Pages: 107 - 115
Lassa Fever (LF) remains a health burden in several endemic areas of Nigeria, and its toll remains unabated over several decades. Although most studies have focused on virological and clinical considerations, few studies have attempted to address the perceived psychosocial component of LF disease in...
Research Article

6. Predictors of Persistent Body Weight Misclassification from Adolescence Period to Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study

Abdulaziz Dakhel Aloufi, Jake Moses Najman, Abdullah Al Mamun
Pages: 116 - 124
This study examined whether body weight misclassification continues from adolescence to adulthood and the associated predictors behind that misclassification. Data are from a sample of a longitudinal Australian birth-cohort study. Data analyses were restricted to 2938 participants whose measured and...
Research Article

7. Detection of Antibody and Antigen for Lassa Virus Nucleoprotein in Monkeys from Southern Nigeria

Bamidele Nyemike Ogunro, Babasola Oluseyi Olugasa, Adeyemi Kayode, Olayinka Olabisi Ishola, Oluseyi Noah Kolawole, Eugene Amiewanlen Odigie, Christian Happi
Pages: 125 - 127
Lassa fever is a deadly viral haemorrhagic fever caused by Lassa Virus (LASV). Rodents, especially, Mystomys natalensis, are the known reservoirs of LASV and humans are the defined hosts. Monkeys share many illnesses with humans and experimental LASV infections in monkeys are fatal but natural LASV infection...
Research Article

8. Prevalence and Determinants of Anemia among Adult Males in a Rural Area of Haryana, India

Shashi Kant, Rakesh Kumar, Sumit Malhotra, Ravneet Kaur, Partha Haldar
Pages: 128 - 134
Anemia is an under-recognized morbidity among adult males causing significant productivity loss. A study was done among adult males (≥18 years) in a rural area of Haryana, India to estimate the prevalence and determinants of anemia and to explore their attitude and beliefs about anemia. Mixed methods...
Research Article

9. Patients’ Satisfaction after Primary Health Care Centers’ Integration with Ministry of Health Hospitals, Jeddah

Mashal Mesfer Alsayali, Abdullah Al-Sahafi, Najlaa Mandoura, Hassan Bin Usman Shah, Ola Akram Abdul Rashid, Khalid AlSharif, Amany Hamed Abo Zayed, Adel Ibrahim, Abdullah Al-Zahrani, Fatima Al-Garni, Mahmoud Madani Alali, Abdullah Al-Garni, Mohammed Assiri, Assiri Ibrahim Mohammad
Pages: 135 - 142
In today’s competitive and media-influenced health care environment, resource utilization is driven by patient outcome. A key criterion to evaluate the quality of health care services is to assess patients’ satisfaction. The objectives of this study were to compare patients’ satisfaction in the first...
Letter to Editor

10. Preliminary Feasibility Study of Questionnaire-based Active Pulmonary Tuberculosis Screening in Marseille Sheltered Homeless People, Winter 2018

Tran Duc Anh Ly, Floriane Holi-Jamovski, Van Thuan Hoang, Thi Loi Dao, Michel Drancourt, Philippe Gautret
Pages: 143 - 145
Letter to Editor

11. Is Digital Epidemiology the Future of Clinical Epidemiology?

Giuseppe Lippi, Camilla Mattiuzzi, Gianfranco Cervellin
Pages: 146 - 146