Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021

  • The Use of 3S Technology to Assess Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease in Offinso Cocoa District Area, Ghana

    Fred Oduro Sarpong, Jonathan Arthur Quaye-Ballard, Ernest Biney

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 169-180
    Received: Sep. 03, 2021
    Accepted: Sep. 26, 2021
    Published: Oct. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: The cocoa industry is ruined by Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CSSVD) caused by a virus transmitted by mealybugs. Initiatives by Ghana Cocoa Board to control the disease have not been all that successful over the years. The study aimed at exploring Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), and Global Position System (GPS) techni... Show More
  • The Effect of Public Health Intervention on the Knowledge of the Hazards of Smoking in Students

    Sulaemana Engkeng, Maureen Irinne Punuh, Afnal Asrifuddin

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 181-184
    Received: Sep. 08, 2021
    Accepted: Sep. 29, 2021
    Published: Oct. 12, 2021
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    Abstract: The national percentage of smoking every day for population>10 years is 23.7%. Most of the students in Kotamobagu were smokers, according to the initial survey were carried out by looking directly at the surroundings of Kotamobagu 1 Public Senior High School. Several students smoked around the school. Based on this, it is necessary to research publ... Show More
  • Spatial Distribution and Associated Risk Factors of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Infection in a Semi-urban Community in Southwest Nigeria

    Oluwatoba Olufunke Abiodun, Taiwo Olalekan John, Nwuba Roseangela Ifeyinwa

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 185-191
    Received: Sep. 21, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 14, 2021
    Published: Oct. 28, 2021
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    Abstract: Parasite distribution exhibit heterogeneity within households and communities. The aim of this study is to identify the spatial distribution, clustering and associated risk factors of Soil-transmitted Helminths infection in a semi-urban area in Southwest Nigeria. Geographical information System (GIS) was used to map the town into three density area... Show More
  • Study of the Association Between Socio Demographic Characteristics and Dietary Diversity Among Adults Living with HIV Attending Kerugoya Referral Hospital

    Githongo Faith Wangari, Otieno Samwel Boaz

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 192-197
    Received: Sep. 28, 2021
    Accepted: Oct. 21, 2021
    Published: Oct. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: PLWHIV needs to eat a balanced diet and a diverse diet with foods in sufficient quantities to meet their energy, protein and micronutrient needs. The purpose of this study was to determine the dietary diversity among adults living with HIV in the Kerugoya Comprehensive clinic, Kirinyaga County, Kenya. The study adopted analytical cross-sectional de... Show More
  • Contextualizing the Impacts of COVID-19 in Bangladesh: An Evidence from Social and Environmental Perspective

    Mahmuda Akter, Md. Mizanur Rahman Sarker, Nazneen Islam Nishat

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 198-205
    Received: Oct. 11, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 03, 2021
    Published: Nov. 27, 2021
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    Abstract: COVID-19 has spotted profound concerns over time in Bangladesh as the country is known as a developing country though it has lower HDI. This densely populated country is facing various fundamental problems caused by the spreading of Coronavirus. One of the most difficult challenges is to ensure social distancing, while the environmental impacts of ... Show More
  • Food Consumption, Dietary Diversity and Associated Factors in Pregnant Women Receiving Ante-Natal Care in East Gojjam Zone, Amhara, Ethiopia

    Birhanie Muluken Walle, Adeyemi Olu Adekunle, Ayodele Olatunji Arowojolu, Tesfaye Tolessa Dugul, Akiloge Lake Mebiratie

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 206-213
    Received: Nov. 01, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 19, 2021
    Published: Nov. 29, 2021
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    Abstract: Introduction: Dietary Diversity Score (DDS) and Food Consumption Score (FCS) are indices developed to indicate micronutrient deficiency and food inadequacy. This study assessed the association between socio-economic-demographic, environmental, anthropometric and risky behavioral factors with DDS and FCS. Although these indices are significantly app... Show More
  • Factors Influencing Students’ Participation in Environmental Sanitation

    Julia Adesua Agbonifoh, Norris Igbinosa Erhabor

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2021
    Pages: 214-218
    Received: Jun. 30, 2021
    Accepted: Nov. 15, 2021
    Published: Dec. 24, 2021
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    Abstract: Background: Waste disposal, refuse disposal as well as inadequate water supply are problems in our environment especially in institutions. It may be caused by a lot of factors. These include neglect of the operation and maintenance of health facilities, lack of hygiene education for the students, non-existence or insufficient water supply, poor san... Show More