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Strengthening health systems in communities: the experiences of Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa focuses on the generation of the research outcomes that are based on the organizationís community and or institution based projects that are implemented by the Country Offices across Africa. Such research products are used for advocacy and influence of policy and practice aimed at strengthening health systems especially for communities in Africa. The papers presented in this supplement have been contributed by staff from AMREF Health Africa based across respective country offices. They demonstrate the key findings of the research carried out in the countries and are useful to the policy and decision makers in health regionally.

Guest editors: Josephat Nyagero (Kenya), Florence Temu (Ethiopia), Sylla Thiam (Senegal)

Contact: Josephat.Nyagero@amref.org









Contents

Pan Af Med J. 2016;25 (Supp 2):1

Strengthening health systems in communities: the experiences of Amref Health Africa

Githinji Gitahi

The continent of Africa is grappling with a set of challenges including; a multiple disease burden, malnutrition, illiteracy, environmental degradation, inequality, inequity, debilitating poverty situation and governance of the available resources among others. For sustainable development to be rea ...

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Pan Af Med J. 2016;25 (Supp 2):2

Accessibility to sexual and reproductive health and rights education among marginalized youth in selected districts of Tanzania

David Paul Ngilangwa, Sharanya Rajesh, Mercy Kawala, Rita Mbeba, Benatus Sambili, Serafina Mkuwa, Rita Noronha, Alfred Jackson Meremo, Josephat Nyagero

access to information, education and services is central in the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) among young people. It enables young people make informed choices on sexuality matters, hence reduce teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). This st ...

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Pan Af Med J. 2016;25 (Supp 2):3

Reproductive health service utilization and associated factors: the case of north Shewa zone youth, Amhara region, Ethiopia

Wassie Negash, Muluken Dessalegn, Berhanu Yitayew, Mohammed Demsie, Maereg Wagnew, Josephat Nyagero

many youth are less informed, less experienced, and less comfortable in utilizing reproductive health services. In the Sub-Saharan region the adolescents account for a higher proportion of new HIV infections and unmet need for reproductive health (RH) services. This study assessed reproductive hea ...

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Research
Food banking for improved nutrition of HIV infected orphans and vulnerable children; emerging evidence from quality improvement teams in high food insecure regions of Kiambu, Kenya
Muhamed Akulima, Rudia Ikamati, Margaret Mungai, Muhula Samuel, Meshack Ndirangu, Richard Muga
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 4, 26 November 2016
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Research
Predictors of multidrug resistant tuberculosis among adult patients at Saint Peter Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Muluken Dessalegn, Ermias Daniel, Sileshi Behailu, Maereg Wagnew, Josephat Nyagero
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 5, 26 November 2016
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Research
Capacity and readiness of civil society organisations to implement community case management of malaria in Kenya
Enock Marita, Jared Oule, Margaret Mungai, Sylla Thiam, Festus Ilako
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 6, 26 November 2016
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Research
Motivators and barriers to uptake of post-operative voluntary medical male circumcision follow-up in Yala division, Siaya County, Kenya
Bonface Abunah, Rueben Onkoba, Josephat Nyagero, Samuel Muhula, Edward Omondi, Bernard Guyah, Gregory Barnabas Omondi
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 7, 26 November 2016
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Research
Peer communication on sex and sexual health among youths: a case of Debre Berhan university, Ethiopia
Takele Gezahegn, Zewdie Birhanu, Mamusha Aman, Muluken Dessalegn, Asmamaw Abera, Josephat Nyagero
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 8, 26 November 2016
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Determinants of health facility delivery among women in Tharaka Nithi county, Kenya
Eliphas Gitonga, Felarmine Muiruri
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 9, 26 November 2016
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Research
A scorecard for assessing functionality of community health unit in Kenya
Duncan Ager, George Oele, Samuel Muhula, Susan Achieng, Moses Emalu, Mildred Nanjala, Sarah Kosgei, Susan Wanjiru, Peter Ofware, David Ojakaa, Meshack Ndirangu, Lennie Kyomuhangi
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 10, 26 November 2016
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Research
Facility factors influencing utilization of active management of third stage of labour among skilled birth attendants in Kiambu County, Kenya
Muiruri Felarmine, Osur Joachim, Okello Agina
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 11, 26 November 2016
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Research
Trends of preeclampsia/eclampsia and maternal and neonatal outcomes among women delivering in Addis Ababa selected government hospitals, Ethiopia: a retrospective cross-sectional study
Maereg Wagnew, Muluken Dessalegn, Alemayehu Worku, Josephat Nyagero
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 12, 26 November 2016
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Research
Knowledge, attitudes and practices of traditional birth attendants in pastoralist communities of Laikipia and Samburu counties, Kenya: a cross-sectional survey
Matthew Reeve, Pamela Onyo, Josephat Nyagero, Alison Morgan, John Nduba, Michelle Kermode
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 13, 26 November 2016
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Research
Factors influencing the utilization of focused antenatal care services in Malindi and Magarini sub-counties of Kilifi county, Kenya
Dorah Chorongo, Fredrick Majiwa Okinda, Eric Jimmy Kariuki, Emily Mulewa, Fredrick Ibinda, Samuel Muhula, George Kimathi, Richard Muga
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 14, 26 November 2016
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Research
Association between stage at diagnosis and knowledge on cervical cancer among patients in a Kenyan tertiary hospital: a cross-sectional study
Kabura Wamburu, Naftali Busakhala, Kevin Owuor, Josephat Nyagero
Pan Afr Med J. 2016; 25(Suppl 2): 15, 26 November 2016
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