POSTNATAL CARE PRACTICES AMONG MOTHERS IN THREE RURAL COMMUNITIES OF YAKURR LGA OF CROSS RIVER STATE

CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background of the Study In Africa, at least 125,000 women die every year and 870,000 newborns die in the first week after birth, yet this is when coverage and programmes are at their lowest along the continuum of care. According to Warren, DaIly, Toure, Mongi, (2005) 18 million women in Africa currently […]

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INFANT CARE PRACTICES ADOPTED BY MOTHERS IN THE RURAL COMMUNITIES OF UDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page – – – – – – – – – i Approval page – – – – – – – – – – ii Certification – – – – – – – – – – iii Dedication – – – – – – – – – – iv Acknowledgements – – […]

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HEALTH CARE SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY AND DELIVERY IN NNEWI, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Good antenatal care and delivery services are pivotal towards effective reduction of maternal morbidity and mortality. Although studies have been reported concerning the health seeking behaviour of women during pregnancy, literature is virtually devoid of such information in respect of pregnant women in Nnewi, South East Nigeria. This study was a descriptive survey of […]

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AWARENESS AND ADHERENCE TO SELF CARE ACTIVITIES OF TYPE 2 DIABETIC PATIENTS ATTENDING DIABETIC CLINICS AT TWO TERTIARY HOSPITALS IN IMO STATE

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the study Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic progressive metabolic disorder characterized by high blood glucose `mainly due to absolute or relative lack of a hormone known as insulin (Shrivastava and Ramasamy, 2013). The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC, 2012) defined it as a group of diseases characterized […]

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