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African Case Studies for Public Health - Volume 2

In this supplement of the Pan African Medical Journal, we introduce the second series of African case studies for public health. The first series was published in May 2017 and included a set of 11 case studies, all based on real public health events occurring in various African countries and all written by experienced Africa-based public health trainers and practitioners. The current supplement introduces 16 new case studies and expands the portfolio of public health functions, health issues and country-specific settings covered in the prior issue. Together, the two series published thus far address a major gap encountered in public health training programs in Africa – the lack of problem-based learning exercises that are locally relevant to African contexts. To offset this gap, the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University – in close collaboration with the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) – developed a training curriculum and implementation plan for the design and development of context-specific and culturally tailored public health case studies.

Guest editors: Scott JN McNabb, Ghada N Farhat, Casey Daniel Hall, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Richard Dicker

Contact: McNabb, Scott (scottjnmcnabb@emory.edu) Case Study Design and Development Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Contents

Pan Af Med J. 2018;30 (Supp 1):1

Analysis of Tuberculosis surveillance data in Oyo State, Nigeria, 2011-2014

Oyindamola Bidemi Yusuf, Junaidu Kabir, Calbeth Chika Odinaka Alaribe

The role of surveillance in tuberculosis (TB) management and control is imperative to the eradication of the disease. Training of TB focal persons, TB program officers and medical officers involved in data management will help to improve the quality of surveillance data. This case study was develope ...

Only the 300 first characters of this abstract are displayed here - 12 May 2018
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Pan Af Med J. 2018;30 (Supp 1):2

Assessing risk factors for tuberculosis treatment failure among pulmonary tuberculosis patients in four health regions of Burkina Faso, 2009

Bernard Sawadogo, Mamadou Sawadogo

Conducting research studies is one of the competencies that epidemiology students should have after two years training as a crucial component to identifying and resolving public health problems. This case study is developed from a research study on assessing risks factors on tuberculosis treatment f ...

Only the 300 first characters of this abstract are displayed here - 15 May 2018
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Pan Af Med J. 2018;30 (Supp 1):3

Outbreak investigation of measles in Kaduna State, Northwestern Nigeria, 2015

Aisha Ahmed Abubakar, Abdulrazaq Abdullahi Gobir, Ibrahim Ismaila Nda, Ibrahim Usman Kusfa, Babalola Obafemi, Olaniran Alabi, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Shreya Kothari, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Patrick Nguku

Sub-Saharan Africa reports repeated outbreaks of measles, a vaccine preventable disease, which is notifiable under the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response strategy in Nigeria. Nigeria has reported several outbreaks of measles in the last three years. Poor immunization coverage and weak heal ...

Only the 300 first characters of this abstract are displayed here - 16 May 2018
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Case study
Meningitis outbreak investigation in Nkoranza South Municipality in Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana, February, 2016
Ernest Konadu Asiedu, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Ernest Kenu, Edwin Andrew Afari, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Scott JN McNabb, Florence Nzilanye Iddrisah
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 4, 16 May 2018
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Case study
An outbreak of schistosomiasis in a primary school in Omusati region, Namibia, March, 2016
Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Uzenia Ndatelela Mupakeleni, Francine Ananias, Emmy-Else Ndevaetela, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 5, 16 May 2018
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From known to the unknown: investigating an unusual outbreak of viral exanthema in a secondary school in Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2015
Magbagbeola David Dairo, Oluwaseun Ebenezer Oladeinde, Akinyode Oluyomi Bamiselu, Patrick Nguku, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Meeyoung Mattie Park
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 6, 16 May 2018
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Case study
Investigating a paralytic shellfish poisoning in Gando Village, Wete District, Tanzania, July 2015
Loveness John Urio, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Innocent Semali, Rogath Saika Kishimba, Janneth Maridadi Mghamba, Ahmed Abade, Senga Sembuche, Nsiande Lema, Asha Khamis Ussi
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 7, 17 May 2018
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Case study
Cholera outbreak in a fishing village in Uganda: a case study
Bao-Ping Zhu, Gerald Pande, Benon Kwesiga, Alex Riolexus Ario
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 8, 17 May 2018
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Case study
Investigating an outbreak of measles in Kamwenge District, Uganda, July 2015
Alex Riolexus Ario, Fred Nsubuga, Lilian Bulage, Bao-Ping Zhu
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 9, 17 May 2018
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Case study
An investigation of pyrexia of unknown origin in Shamva District, Zimbabwe, September 2015
Daniel Chirundu, Tsitsi Juru, Nsiande Lema, Rayyan Muhammad Garba, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 10, 18 May 2018
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Case study
Investigating a foodborne illness outbreak at a private girls’ school in Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe, 2015
Tsitsi Juru, Nsiande Lema, Daniel Chirundu, Rayyan Muhammad Garba, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 11, 18 May 2018
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Case study
Investigation of anthrax in an endemic region in Kenya: a mixed methods approach
Mark Odhiambo Obonyo, Mikayla Farr, Emmanuel Hikufe Hikufe, Wilson Rubanzana, Maurice Omondi Owiny, Zeinab Gura Roka
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 12, 18 May 2018
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Case study
Measles outbreak investigation in Southwest Ethiopia, February 2017
Desta Hiko Gemeda, Hussein Muhammed, Herbert Brian Kazoora, Haley McLeod
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 13, 18 May 2018
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Case study
Investigating a cholera outbreak in Kaiso Fishing Village, Hoima District, Uganda, October 2015
Monica Okuga, David Were Oguttu, Allen Eva Okullo, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Charles Perry Ko, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Bao-Ping Zhu, Alex Riolexus Ario
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 14, 18 May 2018
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Case study
Outbreak of pertussis at community A in Dormaa Municipality, Ghana, August 2016
Florence Nzilanye Iddrisah, Samuel Dapaah, Meeyoung Mattie Park, Daniel Owusu-amponsah, Joseph Asamoah Frimpong, Scott JN McNabb, Ernest Kenu, Edwin Andrew Afari, Ernest Konadu Asiedu
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 15, 18 May 2018
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Case study
Conducting a secondary data analysis to estimate the incidence of congenital syphilis in South Africa, 2010 - 2016
Lazarus Rugare Kuonza, Tuyakula Nakale, Sinesia Lucinda Jose Sitao, Casey Daniel Hall
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 16, 18 May 2018
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Editorial
African Case Studies for Public Health Volume 2
Ghada N Farhat, Sorie Dumbuya, Scott JN McNabb
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 30(Suppl 1): 17, 31 May 2018
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