INVESTIGATING REPRODUCTIVE HEALTHCARE IMPLICATIONS DUE TO SMOKING, ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Smoking, alcohol and substance abuse defines one of the major harmful causes for unhealthy pregnancy. This research needs to explore the knowledge of women on substance abuse during pregnancy; if at all there is any issue evident of substance abuse among women who live in Mbeya City, then to find out if there are any …

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Evaluation of the presence of Onchocerca volvulus infection in Black fly vectors in the Tunduru focus of Tanzania

Onchocerciasis can be prevented by treating communities at risk every year with a dose of ivermectin.  Evidence suggests that instead of just preventing blindness and skin diseases associated with Onchocerciasis, ivermectin can be used to eliminate the parasite permanently from the community.  The World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for the elimination of Onchocerciasis require the …

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INVESTIGATING KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES OF ANTENATAL CARE SERVICES AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING RCH CLINIC

Antenatal care is a medical and general care that is provided to pregnant women during pregnancy. A number of studies indicate that the Antenatal Care utilization rate is still low due to many factors that need to be examined such as socio demographic factors, knowledge of social support. Word wide nearly 600,000 women aged between …

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IDENTIFYING CHILDREN WITH MALNUTRITION AND MOTHER’S KNOWLEDGE

Malnutrition remains one of the most common causes of morbidity and mortality among children throughout the world, this study aimed to identify children aged 6months to less than 5 years with malnutrition, mothers knowledge in Sumbawanga municipal.  Health care professional have a responsibility to assist each children to provide education on health to their mothers, …

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IDENTIFYING THE PRONS AND CONS ON HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVES USE AMONG WOMEN

Health professionals have responsibility to help each woman select the most appropriate hormonal contraceptive according to her personal preferences, needs and circumstances. The main aim of this study is to identify the prons and cons of hormonal contraceptive use among women of Sumbawanga residing for at least six months. The study design for the study …

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