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Marleen Temmerman

286 shared publications

Department of Public Health and Primary Care, International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), Ghent University, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli

36 shared publications

Department of Reproductive Health and Research/ Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Özge Tunçalp

35 shared publications

UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, 1211, Geneva, Switzerland

Richard Adanu

34 shared publications

School of Public Health, University of Ghana, PO Box GP4236, Accra, Ghana

Samuel Anu Olowookere

34 shared publications

Community Health Department, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

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(2009 - 2019)
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Nutritional status of under-five children born to teenage mothers in an urban setting, south-western Nigeria Monday Daniel Olodu, Adewunmi Grace Adeyemi, Samuel Anu Olow... Published: 04 March 2019
BMC Research Notes, doi: 10.1186/s13104-019-4147-x
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There have been many studies on the nutritional status of under-fives and factors responsible but very few looks at this special group of women. This study assessed the breastfeeding practices of teenage mothers and determined its association with the nutritional indices of their under-five children. The study was a descriptive cross-sectional survey. A total of 300 mother–child pair was selected using a multi-stage sampling technique from Primary Health Care centres in Ondo West Local Government Area, Ondo State, Nigeria. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression were done to identify predictors’ of poor nutritional status at p < 0.05. About 87% initiated breastfeeding less than 1 h after birth while 31.9% breastfed their children exclusively for 6 months. Prevalence of stunting, wasting and underweight among the under-fives were 18.6%, 25.3%, and 29.5% respectively. Initiation of breastfeeding more than 1 h after birth increased the odds of stunting (OR = 9.551, CI = 1.279–16.310) and underweight (OR = 6.674, CI = 3.159–14.097) by about 10 and 7 times respectively. Whereas odds of wasting (OR = 2.346, CI = 1.228–4.480) was 2 times higher with breastfeeding duration less than 6 months. Therefore, education of teenage mothers on breastfeeding initiation and duration is vital in reducing malnutrition among under-fives.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Sexual and Reproductive Health Research and Research Capacity Strengthening in Africa: Perspectives from the region Richard Adanu, Michael T. Mbizvo, Adama Baguiya, Vincent Ada... Published: 31 July 2015
Reproductive Health, doi: 10.1186/s12978-015-0055-2
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Developing the capacity to effectively carry out public health research is an integral part of health systems at both the national and global levels and strengthening research capacity is recognized as an approach to better health and development in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Especially fields such as sexual and reproductive health (SRH) would require inter-disciplinary teams of researchers equipped with a range of methodologies to achieve this. In November 2013, as part of the International Family Planning Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a group of African researchers came together to discuss the gaps and strategies to improve sexual and reproductive health research and research capacity strengthening in Africa. This commentary summarizes the three broad areas where the issues and proposed solutions have concentrated around:Addressing research gaps that are most relevant to policies and programmes in SRH,Carrying out high quality and collaborative research, andTranslating research findings into SRH policies and programmes.
Article 1 Read 0 Citations Development of a Web Based Environmental Health Tracking System for Nigeria Adebayo P. Idowu, Emmanuel R. Adagunodo, Olapeju A. Esimai Published: 01 July 2012
International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science, doi: 10.5815/ijitcs.2012.07.08
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Article 0 Reads 9 Citations New paradigm old thinking: the case for emergency obstetric care in the prevention of maternal mortality in Nigeria Kayode T Ijadunola, Macellina Y Ijadunola, Olapeju A Esimai,... Published: 17 February 2010
BMC Women's Health, doi: 10.1186/1472-6874-10-6
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The continuing burden of maternal mortality, especially in developing countries has prompted a shift in paradigm from the traditional risk assessment approach to the provision of access to emergency obstetric care services for all women who are pregnant. This study assessed the knowledge of maternity unit operatives at the primary and secondary levels of care about the concept of emergency obstetric care (EmOC) and investigated the contents of antenatal care (ANC) counseling services they delivered to clients. It also described the operatives' preferred strategies and practices for promoting safe motherhood and averting maternal mortality in South-west Nigeria. The study population included all the 152 health workers (doctors, midwives, nurses and community health extension workers) employed in the maternity units of all the public health facilities (n = 22) offering maternity care in five cities of 2 states. Data were collected with the aid of a self-administered, semi-structured questionnaire and non-participant observation checklist. Results were presented using descriptive statistics. Ninety one percent of the maternity unit staff had poor knowledge concerning the concept of EmOC, with no difference in knowledge of respondents across age groups. While consistently more than 60% of staff reported the inclusion of specific client-centered messages such as birth preparedness and warning/danger signs of pregnancy and delivery in the (ANC) delivered to clients, structured observations revealed that less than a quarter of staff actually did this. Furthermore, only 40% of staff reported counseling clients on complication readiness, but structured observations revealed that no staff did. Only 9% of staff had ever been trained in lifesaving skills (LSS). Concerning strategies for averting maternal deaths, 70% of respondents still preferred the strengthening of routine ANC services in the health facilities to the provision of access to EmOC services for all pregnant women who need it. We concluded that maternity unit operatives at the primary and secondary care levels in South-west Nigeria were poorly knowledgeable about the concept of emergency obstetric care services and they still prioritized the strengthening of routine antenatal care services based on the risk approach over other interventions for promoting safe motherhood despite a global current shift in paradigm. There is an urgent need to reorientate/retrain the staff in line with global best practices.
Article 8 Reads 1 Citation Wait time and service satisfaction at Antenatal Clinic, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife. O A Esimai, G O Omoniyi-Esan Published: 01 December 2009
East African Journal of Public Health,
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