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John Njuma Libwea, Marie Kobela, Jukka Ollgren, Irene Emah, Robert Tchio, Hanna Nohynek
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia is vaccine-preventable, but the increasing death toll resulting from the disease in Sub-Saharan Africa is alarming. Several factors account for vaccine failing to reach every child, besides incomplete vaccine coverage. Most of these include the perceptions of parents/guardians and healthcare providers. Previous studies on the introduction of new vaccines have focused on experimental trials, coverage figures and vaccine efficacy in developed countries. Little is known on the factors which may hinder the implementation process despite the huge challenges this may encounter in developing countries...
2014: Pan African Medical Journal
Angeline Boula, Diane Waku-Kouomou, Mina Njiki Kinkela, Mathew D Esona, Grace Kemajou, David Mekontso, Mapaseka Seheri, Valantine Ngum Ndze, Irene Emah, Serge Ela, Benjamin A Dahl, Marie Kobela, Kathleen F Cavallaro, Georges Alain Etoundi Mballa, Jon R Genstch, Michael D Bowen, Paul Koki Ndombo
Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrheal disease in children under 5 years of age worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 453,000 rotavirus-attributable deaths occur annually. Through the WHO, the Rotavirus Sentinel Surveillance Program was established in Cameroon in September 2007 with the Mother and Child Center (MCC) in Yaoundé playing the role of sentinel site and national laboratory for this program. The objectives of this surveillance were to assess the rotavirus disease burden and collect baseline information on rotavirus strains circulating in Cameroon...
December 2014: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Francois-Xavier Mbopi-Keou, Esther Voundi Voundi, Ginette Claude Mireille Kalla, Irène Emah, Fru Angwafo, Walinjom Muna
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2014: Pan African Medical Journal
Gerald Etapelong Sume, André Arsène Bita Fouda, Marie Kobela, Salomé Nguelé, Irène Emah, Peter Atem
The Cameroon health system is divided into central, intermediate and peripheral levels. Of the 43 health districts with a measles outbreak in Cameroon in 2011, only the Nylon Health District organized a documented outbreak response immunization. We present the methods and results of the response campaign solely shouldered by the district and intermediate level. The risk group, targets and neighborhoods to be vaccinated were identified after a detailed analysis of initial cases. The intermediate level defined strategies, provided logistics, capacity building and 41% of the operational budget while 59% was completed by the peripheral level...
2013: BMC Research Notes
Gerald Etapelong Sume, André Arsène Bita Fouda, Marie Kobela, Salomé Nguelé, Irène Emah, Peter Atem, Daddy Mbida, Kondé Njock
INTRODUCTION: Measles is a public health problem especially in South Asia and Africa. Nylon Health District has experienced two measles outbreaks over a period of three years. We hereby describe the epidemiology and clinical characteristics of the outbreak of February 2011. METHODS: A retrospective descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in November 2011. All suspected measles cases according to the World Health Organization case definition line listed in the district service were included...
2012: Pan African Medical Journal
Anne-Cirènecile Zoung-Kanyi Bissek, Irène Emah Yakana, Franscisca Monebenimp, Guillaume Chaby, Linda Akondeng, Samuel A Angwafor, Catherine Lok, Alfred K Njamnshi, Walinjom F T Muna
INTRODUCTION: Mother-to-child transmission of HIV is a major public health problem in Cameroon. The aim of this study was to assess knowledge of pregnant women on HIV transmission and prevention, particularly the four pillars of mother-to-child transmission. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study from October 2008 to January 2009 at the Yaoundé Gynaecology-Obstetrics and Pediatric Hospital. All women presenting at the Ante-Natal Care (ANC) Clinic for the first time were included in the study after obtaining a verbal informed consent...
2011: Open AIDS Journal
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